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Music lovers, take note. once again, local public airwaves are alive with the joyful noise of classical Music, thanks to radio arts foundation-st. louis.

the new station, a nonprofit, began broadcasting this week on regular analog at 107.3 fM, in hybrid digital at kiht 96.3 hd2, and streamed live at rafstl.org. “no one here has ever done anything quite like this before,” says station manager jim connett, former program director at kfuo, classic 99 fM. “our innovative format lets us explore the full range of classical compositions, as well as chamber and vocal music, choirs, opera, symphonies, and even some jazz and blues. and we’re doing it 24/7, 365 days a year.” raf-stl will partner with the st. louis symphony, opera theatre of saint louis and individual artists to broadcast live performances from top musicians, both in-studio and from remote locations such as centene corporation’s 280-seat auditorium. “we’ll also air behind-the-scenes programs and in-depth interviews and discussions with musicians, conductors and other luminaries,” connett says. the lineup includes original programming that highlights area cultural and arts attractions, as well as programming specifically designed for children. also featured will be renowned national companies, including the san francisco opera, the chamber Music society of lincoln center, jazz at lincoln center and the chicago symphony, and nationally syndicated shows such as Song of America, a series hosted by thomas hampson. the station fills a void created when kfuo went off the air in 2010. “everywhere i went, people would come up to me and ask, ‘when are we going to have our own classical station again?’” connett recalls. “well, it took a few years, but we’ve done it, with a great deal of help from our board and the radio arts advocacy council, a group of leaders and enthusiasts within the local arts community. we’re also grateful to john beck of emmis communications, who offered us an hd-2 channel at a very affordable rate.” after an initial $1 million start-up grant from the centene foundation and contributions from other donors, raf-stl will cover expenses with grants, donations, fundraising events and advertising revenues. paid advertising is limited to 72 minutes per day. currently, the station can be heard on analog within 20 miles of brentwood, and on hd within a 50-mile radius of shrewsbury. “we plan to increase our signal eventually,” says connett, who is joined on-air by both new voices and broadcast veterans jim doyle, kathy lawton brown and tom sudholt. “we have access to an enviable music collection, including the libraries of kfuo and wrr in houston.” but raf-stl isn’t just about music. “we’re building a nucleus for the entire cultural and arts community in the region to connect, grow and thrive,” connett says. “it’s a dream come true. we’re proud to be the sound of art in st. louis, and we invite everyone to tune in and log on.”

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[ LETTER FROM THE EDITOR ] It’s true adversity builds character, but when a snowstorm grounded me in Denver, I remember thinking I already had enough character. But then, I guess that’s what comes of flying through Denver (or Chicago) in March (and booking the last flight of the day)—two of the many lessons I learned that night. I also learned not to believe the airline representative when he tells you to go to baggage and “dial this number for a hotel room.” If it’s midnight in a snowstorm, all you’ll end up with is a second pass through security, where they will confiscate your $3 bottle of water and you won’t be able to purchase another— remember, it’s midnight. Additionally, you will run down the bars on your cell phone calling hotels, and your charger might not be handy. On the plus side, there is a tremendous sense of community when overnighting in the airport, so you can borrow one. Someone might even invite you to watch the movies streaming nonstop on their laptop. Also a plus: At midnight, you’ve only got a few hours to kill, since the ticket agents show up at 5 a.m. (and if it’s still snowing, I strongly suggest being among the first to harass them for a flight out to anywhere). I also learned the importance of bringing a down coat, even if your final destination is balmy. It can serve as both mattress and blanket during those wee hours when the terminal is saving energy and you’re lying on the ground surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. And it’s still snowing. Then, I learned how to revive your circulation from girls in the bathroom who apparently didn’t get the memo about down coats. They cleverly positioned themselves at hand dryers, warming up under those noisy blasts of hot air. So you see, the night was far from a wash.

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SPENDING MOST OF THE DAY TETHERED TO A DESK doesn’t necessarily generate enthusiasm. So how can the average working stiff overcome the inertia of daily routine, build team spirit and reignite the spark of creativity? By going to camp. Sunnyhill Adventures in Dittmer, Mo., known for its award-winning camping programs for kids of all abilities and adults with disabilities, also opens its 60 lakefront acres to businesses, church groups and nonprofits for team-building retreats. “We can easily customize the grounds to fit your needs, whether you’re looking for a place to hold your corporate retreat, company picnic or family reunion,” says camp director Rob Darroch. “We offer a wide range of entertaining, challenging recreational activities, and we’re also Boy- and Girl Scout-approved.” New this year is a state-of-the-art zip line. “It’s 600 feet of thrills that send you soaring through some of the most beautiful countryside you’ve ever seen,” Darroch says. The line starts at the camp’s 60-foot alpine tower, crosses a lake and ends at a new, 40-foot climbing wall, with different sides designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced climbers. In addition to the zip line and climbing wall, activities include canoeing, float trips along the Meramec River, fishing, rappelling, caving, hiking and archery. Sunnyhill’s two lodges feature hotel-style accommodations, allowing guests to indulge their love for the outdoors while also enjoying creature comforts such as air conditioning, showers and cushy beds. Catered lunches are available; campers also have access to the facility’s highly trained staff. “We can accommodate as few as 10 to 20 people for a corporate retreat, or up to 200,” Darroch says. Summer programs are fully booked, but openings are still available for spring, he adds. The camp is run by Sunnyhill Inc., which provides residential, recreational and educational opportunities for individuals with a wide range of developmental disabilities. The annual Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Tournament, benefiting Sunnyhill, takes place April 29 at Sunset Country Club. “Human beings are empowered when they unite to overcome obstacles, and Sunnyhill provides that opportunity for people of all abilities,” Darroch says. Shared adventure experiences encourage team building by dissolving the usual barriers that stifle communication and creativity. “In so many organizations, management and workers are segregated; people on the seventh floor don’t know anyone on the first floor, and everyone’s too busy to interact,” Darroch says. “But nobody cares about what you’re wearing or how fancy your office is when you’re clinging to a zip line or helping a team member navigate a high ropes course. You get to know your colleagues on a deeper level, understanding their weaknesses and appreciating their strengths.” Darroch has seen it happen many times: “When people first arrive, they sit with their usual pals at their own little tables. But before long, they’re pushing their tables together, helping each other out and cheering each other on. Individuals accomplish so much more when they work as a team—and they take that energy back to the workplace.”

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How to keep the parents out of it if you’re a teenager in Chesterfield intent on raising a ruckus? Book a hotel room. Problem is, if you’re indulging in alcohol, it’s hard to be very, very quiet. After guests at Hampton Inn complained of rowdiness and noise, cops arrested five males, only one of whom was old enough to drink legally; the others ranged from 17 to 20. Two girls, 16 and 15, were cited for curfew violations. Chesterfield has famously cracked down on such parties in neighborhoods by holding homeowners liable, regardless of whether they’re present. In light of that, could this have been an attempt to show the ’rents some respect? We didn’t think so, either. And although they acted like rock stars by spilling liquor on fabrics and busting furniture, these miscreants were just wannabes. Following reports of fraudulent ‘virtual’ purchases, Schnucks has emerged from a recent rash of customer complaints at stores in Creve Coeur and elsewhere with somewhat of a black eye. In language that could have originated at The Pentagon, a company statement said there had been a cyber attack, which was “found and contained.” Customers are frustrated that the stores seemed to respond at the outset with little more than a corporate shrug. An earlier statement acknowledged the problem, but The Friendliest Stores in Town also noted that it’s happening to retailers everywhere. Hackers from who-knows-where are to blame, of course, but even if the transactions were handled by a third party and being investigated by forensic experts and the U.S. Secret Service, where’s the neighborly sorry for the trouble? A local hotel has invested $1 million on renovations— to its lobby and lounge.

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It’s the Ritz-Carlton, and one mustn’t merely expect brighter light bulbs (certainly not fake foliage). Although the most chichi of upscale hotels looks and feels like it just opened yesterday, officials note that it’s the first time the two spaces have gotten a face-lift since the Ritz opened in 1990. (OMG, has it been that long ago?) Smaller furniture makes the space seem roomier; the sushi bar has expanded both in size and hours of operation (now 5 to 9 p.m. daily). As for the lighting: Now computer controlled, it automatically adjusts for the time of day. If someone says Etsy, what might be your first reaction— Gesundheit? Actually, Maplewood alluded last week in a news release that the city had become the first municipality anywhere to join the unique website, (etsy.com) that concentrates on selling all things handmade and vintage. The release alleges that city workers have taken to fashioning wares from recycled goods that include road construction debris and office documents. In off hours, of course. The release went on to claim: “The younger crowd will enjoy maple-leaf jewelry made from recycled office paper and strung into bracelets on old rubber bands.” We admit to raising an eyebrow just a little bit while clicking on the link to find out more. We’d been had…almost! The release transmitted April 1: April Fools’ Day. His name was Mudd… yes, he was related to that Mudd, the physician who famously (and, many claim, unknowingly) set the broken leg of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. Samuel Mudd was a cousin to Henry T. Mudd and his family, who were first occupants of the three-story, Greek Revival home that is every bit as much of a landmark in Kirkwood as the train station.

It is fitting that Mudd’s Grove, Henry T.’s antebellum residence, is now home to the Kirkwood Historical Society. But why Grove? There was a grove of fruit trees near the house on what was a family farm whose acreage took up much of what is the city today, including the rolling terrain of Kirkwood Park. But two decades ago, photos might have been all that was left of Mudd’s Grove. In 1992, when the society purchased the home, it was in such a state of neglect that many thought it would need to be razed. But concerned residents were able to pony up the $80,000 needed for bare-bones restoration, and subsequent fund-raisers have kept it open to the public since 1994. The last, a KenDucky Derby on the ‘Lazy River’ at the Kirkwood Recreation Center, was in 2010. Yes, it was a contest that went to the swiftest rubber duck. From the rear, one can see that additions by subsequent occupants were in the style of form-follows-function (i.e. utilitarian and not too attractive). But from the front and sides, it remains quite an imposing presence at South Harrison Avenue and West Argonne

Drive. The home, which marked its 150th anniversary in 2010, is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays. By today’s standards, the 10-story Wainwright Building downtown is vertically challenged. But when completed in 1891, it was hailed as a ‘skyscraper.’ In an era not known for its restrained prose, architect Louis Sullivan effused: “It must be every inch a proud and soaring thing, rising in sheer exultation that from bottom to top it is a unit without a single dissenting line.” (Full disclosure: Sullivan designed it.) In the 20th century even Frank Lloyd Wright, a bit reviled here for otherwise describing our architecture in much less flowery terms (‘banal’ comes to mind), remarked that it is “the very first human expression of a tall steel office-building as Architecture.” Enter PBS, which has included the Wainwright in its television series Ten Buildings That Changed America. The co-writer and producer will join noted area architects and other experts April 22 for a 5:30 p.m. reception, preview of the series and panel discussion at the Wainwright, 111 N. 7th St. Space is limited: tenbuildings.eventbrite.com

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Although it wouldn’t hold the record for ‘Area Business Left Vacant the Longest While Still Looking Like It Could Reopen Tomorrow as the Same Joint,’ the shuttered Bob Evans on Lindbergh Boulevard just south of I-44 would be high on the list. The restaurant stopped operating in 2005, and over the years, several plans for the site did not come to fruition. The first alternative, reportedly, was for a retail and ‘lifestyle’ center—whatever a lifestyle center is. The second was for a bank, until the bank pulled out because the location was not deemed suitable for a branch. What’s it suitable for? You guessed it: A gas station and convenience store. Makes perfect sense, to be sure, at such a major interchange.

It was finally business as usual last week after a kitchen fire had temporarily shuttered House of India—for the second time since 2007. For a few weeks, the restaurant’s front door boarded up and ‘condemned’ notices were on several windows. Popular, convenient (on Delmar just inside I-170) and well-reviewed (RFT named it best Indian cuisine for 2012), the eatery has been open for 17 years. The restaurant was back in business within two months after the first fire. This time, it took scarcely two weeks. (I have a soft spot for this place since my son chose to celebrate his 18th birthday there) Here’s hoping that in the future, the only potentially dangerous heat comes via the curry.

In junior high, although we still can’t say the term five times fast, ‘isosceles triangle’ describes the shape of the two plots of ground straddling Gore and Kirkham avenues in Webster Groves. Proponents are confident the green spaces that mirror one another will soon be the site of shapes with more complexity: sculpture. An aerial view reveals that the easternmost of the triangular plots is longer. Junior-high geometry notwithstanding, the plan is consistent with a bold vision for the city as shepherded by the arts commission of Webster Groves. It also demonstrates why state officials selected the city as Missouri’s ‘Creative Community’ for 2013. WEBSTER GROVES ArtWAYS is the arts commission’s effort to

encourage residents and businesses to participate in designating and enhancing ‘gateways’ to the city; the triangles represent a gateway into Old Webster from the north. Businesses could commission a piece of public art; what’s more, although some may yet starve, artists could donate or loan a piece suitable for public display. The city was expected April 2 to work on an estimated $300,000 contract for landscape design. It would include pathways enhanced by footbridges, accent paving and seating areas. Both sides already are graced by shade from mature trees. Sculpture has been displayed there temporarily in years past. Proponents say a permanent piece, of a flower and bird, is to be created by local artist Catharine Magel.

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It’s not easy to please a diva. But Nancy and Bruce Lehtman of Distinctions did just that a few weeks ago when restaurateur (and former Ikette) Robbie Montgomery swept into their boutique, seeking a special outfit for a hot date. Not just any hot date, but one that will be documented on Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, Montgomery’s award-winning reality TV series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. “The camera crew from OWN was here for three hours, with so many lighting, camera and production crew members that we needed a traffic cop!” Bruce recalls.

In honor of the City of Clayton’s centennial celebration, longtime realtor and resident Nicki Herrington has developed the CLAYTON CENTURY HOME PROJECT. If you can verify that your house, school, or commercial building is at least 100 years old, you’ll get a personalized plaque recognizing the structure as a Century Home.

Who’re you calling a dummy? The fifth annual Mannequins on The Loop takes place May 18 through June 30 throughout the Delmar Loop. The event, a fundraiser for Almost Home and Regional Arts Commission, features eco-friendly mannequins made of recyclable materials by local artists and designers. ASPIRING PARTICIPANTS CAN CALL 314.527.3093 BY APRIL 19.

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At the recent Ballet Ball, Dance St. Louis honored Barbara Eagleton for her extraordinary contributions to the arts and cultural community. In town for the occasion were Eagleton’s daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Michael Fleming.

There’s more to being a Girl Scout than selling Thin Mints. Last year, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri collected more than 1.4 million personal care items for families in need, setting a Guinness World Record. ‘SHOWERING THE COMMUNITY’ takes place this year April 12 through 14. Scouts will distribute and collect recycled bags for St. Louisans to fill with soap, shampoo and other personal care items, or donate items at Walmart, Schnucks and Dierbergs stores.

The 43rd annual Central West End Association House & Garden Tour

takes place May 17 through 19. Featured are historic homes on Westminster Place and landmark buildings in the ‘Holy Corners’ district at Westminster and Kingshighway Boulevard, including the Tuscan Temple, built in 1907. A preview party will be held May 17 at the Temple, which has never been open to the public. FOR TICKETS, VISIT THECWE.ORG

Mark your calendars, tennis fans: the Saint Louis Tennis Hall of Fame Festival takes place May 17 and 18 at Frontenac Racquet Club. Tennis great Mats Wilander and his business partner, Cameron Lickle, are bringing their traveling ‘Wilander on Wheels’ coaching program to town for the occasion. Four new members will be inducted into the STL Hall of Fame, and the event also includes the fifth annual Frontenac Doubles Classic, featuring top local tennis pros.


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I enjoy your publication—the articles and the great variety of ads that keep me up-to-date. But I particularly wanted to compliment you on the ‘Hoping for a Home’ section. The need for adoptive homes is so great and getting the word and photos out to your audience will result in many more placements, I’m sure. ———JOANNE G.

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[TIME WITHUT... LES SNEAD by jeff melnick WHEN YOU DISCUSS THE ST. LOUIS RAMS, you don’t always hear general manager Les Snead’s name mentioned, but he is a major force at Rams Park. Town & Style got the chance to know more about him during a recent sit-down.

Q. HOW IMPORTANT WAS SIGNING OFFENSIVE TACKLE JAKE LONG AND TIGHT END JARED COOK? A. Long brings experience. He’s a young player who already has five years starting at a skilled position. It’s the

first time an NFL team has ever had the Nos.1 and 2 (Long and defensive end Chris Long) from the same draft on a team. In this league, you’ve got to have match-ups that are defensive nightmares. I think Jared was tied for second in terms of yards per catch, so he’s an explosive player from the tight end. He gives us a weapon.

Q. WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT ST. LOUIS? A. Easily the people. You should have a picture of St. Louis in the dictionary next to friendly people. Q. OTHER THAN ST. LOUIS, WHERE IS THE BEST CITY OR STADIUM? A. Much to my chagrin, I’m going to actually say Seattle. It’s a cool city, and those people are passionate. Q. WHO WAS YOUR HERO GROWING UP? A. As a little kid I happened to watch Southern Methodist University play, and they had (former L.A. Ram)

Eric Dickerson, so I somehow became a Dickerson fan.

Q. DO YOU CHAT WITH CARDS GM JOHN MOZELIAK AND BLUES GM DOUG ARMSTRONG? A. I’ve had the chance to meet John Mozeliak, and I want to get know hockey. But with John in our brief

conversation ... it’s always about player development.

Q. OUTSIDE OF FOOTBALL, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? A. I can’t say I have a favorite, but I’ll probably watch the final nine holes of the Masters or watch the second

half of an NCAA tournament game.

Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO IN ST. LOUIS WITH YOUR WIFE (FORMER NFL NETWORK CORRESPONDENT) KARA? A. Our perfect day is to walk from our place in Clayton through Forest Park to the Central West End, have a little snack, and then walk back. Post-walk, grab a light snack of sushi, sparkling water and a glass of chardonnoy at the Ritz lobby bar, then a late dinner at the Cafe Napoli. Morning coffee at Northwest is great, too. Q. WHERE DO YOU SEE THE RAMS IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS? A. We know this: You can’t build Rome in a day, but ... we’re going to build Rome as rapidly as possible. Next

year, just like this year, we know the shortest way to the (playoffs) is conquering our division. We want to dethrone the Niners as soon as possible.

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[BACKTALK A NEW KIND OF ADVICE COLUMN by raschelle burton & patty hannum WHILE I LOVE MY NEIGHBORS, I HATE THEIR DOGS. THEY BARK AT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING AND HAVE THE BAD HABIT OF RELIEVING THEMSELVES IN MY BACK YARD.  SHOULD I SAY SOMETHING? —SICK OF THE YAPPING AND CRAPPING

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PATTY: Did one of my neighbors ask this question? As the owner of two dogs who bark and relieve themselves wherever they happen to be, I understand your aggravation. Talk to your neighbor. When my dogs bark, I try to bring them inside so they can annoy just me. The relieving themselves part is a little trickier. First, I would like you to go back in time. I don’t remember picking up my dog’s waste when I was a kid. Nor do I ever remember seeing anyone else with little plastic bags in the ready. Life was so much simpler during the Walton years. There really is nothing grosser than picking up your dog’s stuff, except maybe stepping in someone else’s dog’s waste. Tell your neighbor; they will likely be embarrassed but also a little more careful when they let Fido off the leash. RASCHELLE: Ew! I own a dog and if I ever find out whose idea that was, I’m going to exact an ugly revenge on them. The solution to your problem is simple, but time-consuming and costly. First, call the neighbors and tell them their dog is annoying. You can be just as annoying as any dog can—and do this every time the dog is barking: just call and let that phone ring in tandem with the barks. Second, collect the poo and deposit it every week in their backyard. There is nothing like experiential learning. With this approach the dog problem will be resolved in a matter of weeks. The price for this solution, however, will likely be many awkward moments at the next block party. I LEAVE MY FRIENDS DETAILED VOICEMAILS, BUT THEY NEVER LISTEN TO THEM. THEY SEEM TO THINK I SHOULD JUST TEXT THEM, OR REPEAT WHAT I SAID IN THE VOICE MESSAGE. I THINK THEY’RE BEING RUDE, DON’T YOU? —JUST WANT TO BE HEARD

RASCHELLE: Ummm … no, I don’t. They’re being efficient and honest.  It is you who is being rude by insisting your friends do it your way.  How hard is it to text the friends who prefer to communicate that way?  I mean, have you ever stopped to consider how long it takes to actually log into voicemail?  What about the unbearable length of the messages people leave … jeez! Who has that kind of time anymore?  It’s 2013, for the love of God, haven’t you heard of Twitter?  I haven’t listened to a voicemail since 2001.  In fact, right now, I have 53 messages waiting to be heard, and guess what? I’m never going to hear any of them.  So, all you voicemail lovers out there, please remember this:  If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears … I think you know the rest. 

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PATTY: We would all get along so much better if people were just honest. So, for those of you who don’t listen to voicemail, don’t ask us to “leave a detailed message at the tone.” Tell  us, “I don’t listen to  my voice messages.” Of course, if we were being completely honest you would add a line “I am far too busy to take the 60 seconds to call into voicemail and listen to anything you have to say because I am important!”  Oops, did I take it too far?  If your friends want you to text and you know how to text, do it.  But be aware: Texting is a gateway drug.  What’s next?  Twitter? Evite? Instagram?  (Sadly, I don’t even know what those things mean or whether the went the way of Myspace.) >> RASCHELLE BURTON IS INDEED ON TWITTER, AND YOU CAN FOLLOW HER @RASCHELLEB FOR HER DAILY LUNCH UPDATES. >> PATTY HANNUM IS NOT ON TWITTER, BUT YOU CAN FOLLOW HER AT DIERBERGS ON TUESDAY MORNINGS WHEN SHE GROCERY SHOPS.


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Our Uncommon Creed: Reflections on the World’s Religions & American Politics

Stephen Prothero, author and professor of religion at Boston University discusses current life in America as it is shaped by an “uncommon creed” binding us together politically and religiously. reCeptIOn & BOOK sIGnInG tO FOLLOW

Monday, April 15 • 7:30 pm • Free and Open to All Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church | 9450 Clayton Road, St. Louis 63124 314-993-4771 x3111 | www.leeinstitute.net TOM TWELLMAN, TIM MURCH

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REACHING OUT BUDDY FUND

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by rebecca koenig THE ADRENALINE RUSH SPORTS PROVIDE is a personal joy for Tim Murch,

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A LITTLE SWEAT FOR A LOT OF GOOD. Sunday, May 5, 2013 St. Louis Union Station

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Race Day Reg. & Packet Pick-up: 7–8 AM

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The 21st Annual 5K Run | 2-mile Fun Walk | Kid’s Run Benefitting the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments

chairman of the Buddy Fund. “Hockey was my passion, and I still play three to four mornings a week when I’m in town,” he says. “I love it and can’t get enough of it.” To offer kids from all backgrounds the chance to play, the Buddy Fund, celebrating its 50th anniversary, gives new sports equipment to St. Louis organizations that help at-risk or handicapped children. “When you figure what a bag of balls and some bats and helmets can do, and the volume of kids that can utilize that, that’s where we really feel good about making a difference,” Murch says. Multi-sport athlete and announcer Buddy Blattner founded the organization in 1962. The St. Louis native played baseball, basketball and tennis at Beaumont High School, and was a threetime Missouri state high school tennis singles champion. As a teenager, he won the doubles table tennis world championship in Europe twice. Blattner’s major league baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals was interrupted by World War II, and after serving in the Navy he played for the New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies. Blattner went on to broadcast for the St. Louis Browns and Hawks, the California Angels, the Kansas City Royals, and nationally televised sports programs. He continued to compete in tennis and won the National Senior Olympics Tennis Singles Championship in 2001 at age 81. The Buddy Fund’s founding came from a generous response to a generous gift. In the early ’60s, to honor Blattner, Murch’s father and a group of his friends presented the broadcaster with a brand new Cadillac at Kiel Auditorium. After graciously thanking the group, Blattner made an announcement. “He said he would prefer to give the car back and take the money to provide sports equipment for kids in underprivileged neighborhoods,” Murch says. Since then, the Buddy Fund estimates it has served more than 450,000 kids. Approximately 30 vetted organizations around the metro area receive equipment from the Buddy Fund, including Boys & Girls clubs, the Salvation Army, religious programs, and parks and recreation departments. “Police Athletic League is a big utilizer, and they touch a tremendous number of kids,” Murch says. The benefits of athletics in kids’ lives extend beyond the enjoyment of the game, Murch explains. “It helps the kids learn how to play by rules and respect authority, in a team environment.” he says. “They develop self-esteem, learn how to succeed, how to fail, and experience teamwork.” Ninety-five percent of the financial support the organization receives from individual and corporate donors goes directly into purchasing sports equipment, according to Murch, and the group is entirely run by volunteers. “We have very little overhead; we’re very proud of that,” he says. Additionally, the Buddy Fund annually awards a $1,500 college scholarship from money Blattner left to the organization when he died. “It is very gratifying to see someone of economic need who has all the talent and ability, who may not be able to afford college, benefit from what we can contribute to their success,” Murch says.

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. Those simple words, uttered by Dorothy as she clicked her ruby slippers together at the end of The Wizard of Oz, express our deep yearning to belong. Having a place to call home, where we feel welcomed, accepted and understood and where our contributions matter, is a basic human need. For 40 years, Rainbow Village has helped St. Louisans with developmental disabilities achieve that all-important sense of belonging. “Rainbow Village addresses the needs for shelter, security and companionship by providing safe, comfortable, affordable housing for individuals with developmental disabilities,” explains director of development Mike Rea. “Our goal is to enable our clients to live as independently as possible, be part of a neighborhood and enjoy their lives to the fullest.” It began in the mid-1960s, when several families joined forces to make sure their children with disabilities would still have a home when their parents could no longer care for them. Thanks to their efforts, seven group homes, a community center and a respite care center had opened by 1978. Today, Rainbow Village houses more than 250 people in 50-plus homes throughout St. Louis City and County and St. Charles County, and works with 14 social service agencies to make sure residents get the support they need. “By maintaining our homes to the highest standards and updating them to meet changing needs, we provide our residents with long-term independence and security,” Rea says. “Our clients make great neighbors—they’re embraced by their communities.” But hundreds of St. Louisans with developmental disabilities are now living with

family, in institutions or in substandard housing as they wait for a place to call home. “We’d like to provide a secure, comfortable, affordable home for as many of these individuals as possible,” Rea says. “But we can’t do it alone. We don’t have the resources.” Somewhere Over the MIKE REA, RAINBOW VILLAGE RESIDENT RICK, AND DAVID FARR. Rainbow, a fundraiser for Rainbow Village, takes place April 26 at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. “This year’s gala honors David Farr, chairman and CEO of Emerson, who will receive the Tice Humanitarian Award for his generous support, leadership and advocacy on behalf of people with developmental disabilities,” Rea says. Presenting sponsor for the event is Emerson, which fully funded the purchase and renovation of a Rainbow Village home last year. Honorary chairs are Mark Burkhart and Pat Bettlach, Curt and Robin Engler, and Don and Peggy Lents. Rainbow Village residents agree there’s no place like home. “My brother has lived in his Rainbow Village home for more than nine years, and he’s thriving,” says the sister of a Chesterfield resident. “His housemates are his family. When he visits us on Sundays, the best words we hear from him are, ‘What time do I get to go home?’”

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SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW, BENEFITING RAINBOW VILLAGE, TAKES PLACE APRIL 26 AT THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ST. LOUIS. PICTURED ON THE COVER: COUNTY EXECUTIVE CHARLIE DOOLEY, EMERSON CHAIRMAN/CEO DAVID FARR, RAINBOW VILLAGE RESIDENT RICK, RAINBOW VILLAGE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LYDIA RASIS, EMERSON EXECUTIVE VP PAT SLY, RAINBOW VILLAGE BOARD PRESIDENT MATT THAYER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.567.1522, EXT. 201 OR 207. COVER PHOTO BY MARK GILLILAND PHOTOGRAPHY

THE VOICE OF A CHILD Abused and neglected children need a CASA volunteer to speak up for them.

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Join us May 19 at Busch Stadium for Walk Run ‘n Roll for People with Developmental Disabilities. Visit walkrunnroll.org for more information. 1240 Dautel Lane | 314.567.1522

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Circle of Concern is a food pantry serving low-income families in western St. Louis County. Support Circle at Amazing Taste, 1 to 5 p.m. May 19 at Wildwood Town Center. 112 St. Louis Ave. | 636.861.2623 | circleofconcern.org

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With the support of her Sunnyhill team, Nikki has taken major strides toward her independence. She can walk unassisted because of her hard work. Congratulations, Nikki!

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who marveled at the area’s beauty, retired there in 1999. So last month we packed the car for a 12-hour drive down I-55 to the Gulf of Mexico for five days in Orange Beach, twin city to Gulf Shores along the same stretch of sand. White beaches alongside blue sky and water—White had it right. ] [ We stayed at TURQUOISE PLACE, a newer 20-story condo tower on Perdido Beach Boulevard. Our seventh-floor balcony included a hot tub, gas grill and views of dolphins swimming in the gulf. I counted five pools at Turquoise Place, including three outdoors. ] [ OUR SPRING BREAK WEEK, we were told, was the area’s coldest in 25 years. That was not a problem. We still enjoyed the sunrises, miniature golf, tennis, go carts, wiffle ball, sand sculptures and walks on the beach. Others golfed, went on dolphin tours, visited the USS Alabama in nearby Mobile or drove to Pensacola to watch the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, whose practice schedule is now ‘up in the air’ due to budget cuts. ] [ YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN ALABAMA when all menus feature fried okra and fried green tomatoes. And the roadside stands advertise boiled peanuts, sweet taters and “Shrimp—We Pack to Travel.” Or when “y’all” is part of every single personal encounter. Or when Publix checkers ask if you need help taking your groceries to the car. Or when you meet a woman who claims to live next door to Harper Lee in Monroeville and tells us ‘Dotie,’ as she calls Ms. Lee, is now in assisted living. ] [ Singer JIMMY BUFFETT’S sister runs Lulu’s restaurant, which had a two-hour wait at 5 p.m. on a Wednesday. We were told Wednesdays were slower than Tuesdays. While waiting, hundreds just hung out on the sand volleyball courts outside the restaurant, drinking beers or watching their tethered children climb something called The Mountain of Youth. Nobody was in a hurry. ] [ Jim White died in 2009, after spending his last 10 years in Gulf Shores. He couldn’t have done better. ]

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Ministry, which provide high-quality health care services to thousands of uninsured and underinsured residents of St. Louis County and 12 surrounding counties. WHO | Co-chairs Marsha Rusnack and Peggy Ritter, Mercy Health Foundation VP Tanya Lieber, Mercy Hospital St. Louis president Jeff Johnston and Mercy East Communities president Don Sorenson HIGHLIGHTS | From the infamous casino to the Monaco Grand Prix and the Prince’s Palace, this was an evening guests won’t soon forget. More than 650 guests enjoyed cocktails and dining, entertainment by Escala electronic string quartet from London, dancing to the Fabulous Motown Revue and casino action with faux cash.

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EXPERIENCE A FUN-FILLED NIGHT OF ART AND FASHION as Craft Alliance celebrates its 49th anniversary

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[ tricks of the trade ] Q: WHAT IS THE GUIDELINE FOR WEARING HOSE IN THE EVENING? A: The answer to this question is dictated by your shoes. When wearing open-toe shoes, forego the hosiery. If you must wear it (for shape wear), choose a toeless type. Make sure you have a nice pedicure, even if it’s winter. If it’s hot outside and you are wearing pants, no need to wear hosiery, especially if you wear open-toe shoes or sling-backs.

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Q: IN THE SUMMER WHEN IT’S BEASTLY HOT AND I GO INTO AN AIR-CONDITIONED PLACE, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST FOR A COVER-UP? A: A pashmina shawl or a large scarf are two options. Look for lighter-weight fabrics. Pick a fun, bright color to accent your outfit. Tie it to your handbag when not in use. These items come in handy when you are in an air-conditioned venue (restaurant, museum, plane, etc).

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May 10. The evening features spectacular visuals, original works of art, and models in resort fashions from swimwear designer Lori Coulter and CA students and faculty. Proceeds benefit CA’s exhibitions, education and community programs. The annual gala will also pay homage to Susan Sherman, as she receives the Fashion Lab Award. Since the theme is dotted, it should be easy for attendees to be ‘spot-on’ when deciding what to wear. And guests won’t have a problem finding the dots and circles motif this season in accessories or outfits. Women can incorporate dots in any number of ways—evening clutch, scarf, pants, hosiery and even nail polish. Men can wear bow ties, ties and handkerchiefs to accent a suit, or even get a circle print shirt or shoe. Or be bold and sport a spotted jacket! The dress code calls for cocktail attire…creative, of course!

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Unoccupied since 2007, the former Daniele Hotel at 216 N. Meramec Ave. in Clayton is being remodeled into a Hampton Inn & Suites. Set to open in 2014, the hotel will have 106 rooms, including 25 suites, an added fifth story, and a new indoor pool, restaurant and bar with outdoor seating. Equis Hospitality Management of St. Louis, which bought the property with RockBridge Capital, estimates the Hampton Inn & Suites will employ 30 people full-time.

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STL Motorcars of Chesterfield sold one of only three Lamborghini Veneno cars produced worldwide in honor of Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary to a client from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. General sales manager Ryan Dohogne and the client, who had to lobby to get the rare vehicle, traveled to Switzerland to see it unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The $3.9 million sale is the largest ever for the dealership.

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A recently released Washington Post report about where the nation’s highest earners live may have IKEA begging for space in St. Louis after all. According to the Post’s analysis of census data, St. Louis County has 29,055 households that earn at least $191,469, the national top 5 percent of income. That means the county ranks No. 135 out of more than 3,000 counties nationwide on the list of those with the largest percentage of high-income households.

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A small building at 4253 Laclede Ave., the former home of Lab Gym, is being converted into retail and apartment space by owner Dr. Nabeel Yaseen. He reports that he has submitted architectural review plans for a storefront and two resident rental units, but he does not know yet what kind of business will lease the space.

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Rung Boutique has given birth, and its offspring, Sprung, will benefit Nurses for Newborns. The nonprofit children’s resale boutique, opened in February, offers maternity and kids clothing and has a play area for children tagging along while their parents shop. Located at at 9741 Manchester Road, the shop accepts donations.

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new hope for hiv treatment Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine discovered that nanoparticles carrying A BEE VENOM TOXIN CAN DESTROY HIV while leaving other cells unscathed. Published in Antiviral Therapy, the findings could lead to a vaginal gel that prevents the spread of the disease, as well as a treatment for existing infections. Dr. Samuel A. Wickline, the J. Russell Hornsby Professor of Biomedical Sciences, is the paper’s senior author. DR. CHARLENE PRATHER

help for irregular heartbeat St. Louisans who suffer from atrial fibrillation—irregular heartbeat—have TWO NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS to help reduce stroke risk. The Lariat procedure, performed for the first time in Missouri Feb. 13 at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, seals the left atrial appendage, a frequent source of blood clots, and will help those who cannot take blood-thinning medication. Saint Louis University doctors have a new tool, the thumb-sized Reveal DX device, which can detect abnormal rhythms for up to three years while implanted in a patient’s chest.

answers for acne A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology may lead to new acne treatments. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute discovered that ACNE BACTERIA HAS STRAINS THAT PROTECT SKIN, as well as strains that cause pimples. Increasing the presence of the protective strains, possibly through topical creams, may help prevent breakouts in the future.

antibiotics alleviate malnutrition Adding antibiotics to treatment regimens for severely malnourished children INCREASES THEIR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL AND RECOVERY, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Children in the sub-Sahara African nation Malawi treated with oral antibiotics in addition to therapeutic food showed significantly lower death rates than children who did not receive medication. Drs. Indi Trehan and Mark Manary are the respective lead and senior authors of the study.

stem cell success Bone marrow contains niches that foster the development of different types of blood stem cells, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine reported in an advance online publication of Nature. The finding, from a study conducted with mice, could IMPROVE THE SUCCESS OF STEM CELL TRANSPLANTS by contributing to a drug that helps patients rebuild their immune systems. It also could improve cancer treatment by leading to a drug that makes chemotherapy more effective. Dr. Daniel Link, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Medicine, is the senior author.

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NEARLY 51,000 AMERICANS WILL DIE FROM COLON AND RECTAL CANCER this year, according to the National Cancer Institute, and more than 142,000 new cases will be diagnosed, usually in individuals older than 50. “Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in men and women in the U.S.,” says gastroenterologist Dr. Charlene Prather of SLUCare, the physicians of Saint Louis University. “The disease takes more lives each year than breast or prostate cancers.” The good news is, it’s one of the slowest-growing, most curable types of cancer. If caught early and promptly treated, 90 percent of people with colon cancer survive more than five years. And the even better news? “With early detection of benign, precancerous lesions, or polyps, colorectal cancer is totally preventable,” Prather says. In fact, between three-quarters and 90 percent of all colorectal cancers can be prevented, she adds. “But the first stages of colon cancer have no symptoms at all. That’s why screening is so important.” And it’s easier now than ever before. SLUCare provides top-ranked digestive disease specialists, a wide range of tests, and advanced technology for colonoscopy screenings. “Most people need to have a colonoscopy only once every 10 years when they reach the age of 50, unless they’re at risk for the disease,” notes Prather, who performs the procedure at SLU Hospital and SSM St. Mary’s Health Center. Risk factors include family history of colon cancer in a first-degree relative; African American heritage; or a history of inflammatory bowel disease, uterine cancer or renal cancer. “In those cases, we recommend you get screened earlier and more often, as directed by your physician.” Yet less than 50 percent of the population undergo colonoscopy. “For some, the pretest procedure is the worst part,” Prather says. “But these days, you can split the prep into two phases: half the evening before, half the day of the screening. It’s easier, and allows a more thorough cleansing of the colon.” If a polyp is discovered during the exam, it can be removed then and there, she adds. If need be, SLUCare and Saint Louis University Cancer Center have a team of experts who treat colorectal cancers, including gastroenterologists, oncologic and colorectal surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists. “But the best possible scenario is to catch it early, before it develops or spreads,” Prather says. “And the only way to do that is to come in for a screening.” Women, this means you, Prather adds: “Wives make appointments for their husbands, but not for themselves. But women get colon cancer, too!” Prather walks the walk. “I just had my first colonoscopy, and it wasn’t bad at all. I set a good example for my patients—and I got a clean bill of health.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.977.4440 OR VISIT SLUCARE.EDU. PICTURED ON THE COVER: SLUCARE PHYSICIAN DR. CHARLENE PRATHER COVER DESIGN BY JULIE STREILER | COVER PHOTO BY MATTHEW O’SHEA

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[ CANCER UPDATE by sara savat

More than 1 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Medical breakthroughs in cancer treatment are helping more people win the fight against this disease. But nothing is more effective than prevention through healthy lifestyle habits, smoking cessation and vaccines.

[ living with cancer] Even when cancer cannot be cured, patients may have options to manage their disease. >> dr. petra ketterl, CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF

AMERICA IN TULSA The treatment goal is always to eliminate the cancer. But in some cases, when it resists or returns, we can opt to manage the cancer instead. In these cases, the patient still has cancer, either active or inactive, but is able to enjoy a good quality of life with medication and other targeted therapies. For example, breast cancer is one of the most frequently managed cancers because there are so many ways to treat it with technologies like the CyberKnife, which delivers high doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy. The good news is that innovative medications with fewer side effects are being developed and released regularly. These targeted therapies should be combined with supportive therapies that help boost the immune system, like proper nutrition, exercise, pain management and mind-body support. With all of the newer targeted therapies available, we can manage cancer better than we could 10 years ago.

>> dr. angela alt, ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL

For patients with prostate cancer, sometimes the best treatment is no treatment at all. In particular, older patients with other health problems and men whose prostate cancer will likely grow slowly are good candidates for active surveillance. In these cases, patients receive regular prostate exams and prostate-specific antigen blood tests, as well as occasional prostate biopsies to ensure the cancer is not progressing. If something changes, they can then consider treatments such as radiation or surgery. These treatments are not risk-free, though. Some of the most common side effects and complications include damage to bladder or bowel function and erectile dysfunction. However, early stage prostate cancer is typically asymptomatic, and some men with slow-growing prostate cancer will never experience any symptoms. Some patients cannot cope with the idea of active surveillance, so treatment is offered. A cancer diagnosis makes patients consider their own mortality, something we all cope with differently.

[ cancer-fighting foods] Although there is no one food or nutrient that can prevent cancer, area dietitians say a healthy diet is one of our best defenses. >> jessie germanese, REGISTERED DIETITIAN >> luann swehla, REGISTERED DIETITIAN, CLINICAL BLUEBERRIES>> Researchers believe anthocyanin, the NUTRITION MANAGER, SSM ST. MARY’S HEALTH CENTER powerful phytochemical that gives the berries their blue SWEET POTATOES>> These spuds are excellent color, may protect DNA cells from free-radical damage. CARROTS>> Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, an antioxidant that protects cell membranes from damage and may slow the growth of cancer cells. TOMATOES>> Eating tomatoes is strongly associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Lycopene, the antioxidant that gives tomatoes their red hue, may play a role in cancer prevention by inhibiting abnormal cell growth. KALE>> Like spinach and other leafy greens, kale is an excellent source of lutein and flavanoids, which have been shown to protect against mouth, pharynx, larynx and stomach cancers. WINTER SQUASH>> Winter squash is a great source of vitamin C and fiber. Vitamin C is associated with lower risk of esophageal cancer, because it may prevent the formation of cancer cells.

sources of beta carotene, potassium and vitamins A and C. Beta carotene is associated with a decreased risk of many cancers, including lung, colon and stomach cancer. WHOLE GRAINS>> Breads and pastas made from 100-percent whole grains are high in fiber, which has been shown to prevent colon cancer. Make sure to read labels and avoid mixtures of whole and refined grains. BEANS>> Dried beans are another great source of fiber. They also offer antioxidants, protein, folic acid, potassium and B vitamins, and they are fat-free and low in calories. TEA>> Tea contains polyphenol antioxidants, found to be beneficial in cancer prevention.

stress & cancer // A cancer diagnosis brings many emotions, including fear, sadness, anger and loss. “We often hear people refer to the cancer experience as a roller coaster ride, including test results and severity of side effects from treatments,” says KATHY BEARMAN, LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER AT CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS. There’s growing evidence that reducing stress can result in better health outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients. “Although the exact connections between stress and cancer progression are not completely understood yet, there has been emphasis on understanding how to reduce the effects of stress to positively impact immune system function,” Bearman says. Relaxation techniques such as yoga, mindful meditation and music therapy are particularly beneficial, she adds. However, advising someone with cancer to ‘have a positive attitude’ can add pressure rather than help, Bearman cautions. “Such a message implies that normal feelings, such as sadness and anxiety, aren’t acceptable, and that a person can somehow control the course of their cancer with a more positive attitude.”

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[ pancreatic cancer ] In recent years, the deaths of Steve Jobs, Patrick Swayze and Sally Ride from pancreatic cancer have focused attention on this devastating disease. >> dr. som bandi, MERCY CANCER SERVICES

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Approximately 45,000 people will be diagnosed this year. African-American males are at the greatest risk for developing the disease. Because there are no specific warning signs, pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose early on. Some patients experience upper abdominal pain, jaundice, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss or new onset diabetes. The cancer grows rapidly. It is frequently diagnosed after it spreads to regional lymph nodes or other organs. And it does not respond well to existing treatments, though new chemotherapy treatments are showing better results. There is no sure way to prevent pancreatic cancer, but healthy habits like not smoking, getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables may reduce your risk. Also, seek medical attention early for unexplained abdominal pain or weight loss, especially if you have a family history of pancreatic cancer.

>> dr. ryan fields, SITEMAN CANCER CENTER/W.U. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Pancreatic cancer incidence has increased the past 10 years. This is due, in part, to improved detection, but also for unknown reasons that likely involve exposure to environmental variables, such as our diets and exposure to chemicals. Within five years of diagnosis, only 5 percent of patients will still be alive. This improves to 20 percent when the disease can be removed with surgery. These statistics are improving, though. In the past two years, two new regimens have significantly improved the response of pancreatic cancer to treatment. New research in our group, pioneered and led by Drs. David Linehan and William Hawkins, has identified the importance of the immune system in fighting pancreatic cancer. We have several clinical trials investigating new agents to treat it.

[ cutting-edge research ] Local strides in cancer research >> dr. ron bose, SITEMAN CANCER CENTER/W.U. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Perhaps most exciting is DNA sequencing of breast cancers. When cancers develop, there are changes or mutations in the DNA. DNA sequencing allows us to understand exactly where the mutations occur when compared to normal cells. Our hope is that this will allow us to better personalize treatments. One recent study found that some women with the HER2-negative subtype of breast cancer may benefit from anti-HER2 drugs, even though standard tests do not indicate they are candidates for the drugs. With this finding, we think we’ll be able to improve treatment for 4,000 women in the U.S. per year. In another nationwide study researchers analyzed the DNA sequencing of more than 500 breast cancers to understand the genetic origins of the four major subtypes of breast cancer. We found that most basal-like breast tumors—one of the most deadly subtypes of breast cancer—and ovarian tumors have similar genetic origins and potentially could be treated with the same drugs. We are launching a number of clinical trials aimed at proving these genetic changes have specific implications on how a patient will do and how the drugs will work.

>> john tavis, ph.d., SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Liver cancer is the fifth-most common cancer and third-most lethal cancer worldwide. Most people aren’t diagnosed until the tumor is too big to cure, and the only hope is a liver transplant. More than 50 percent of all liver cancer cases are caused by the hepatitis B virus. Current hepatitis B drugs target the first of the virus’ two enzymes, reverse transcriptase. These drugs can control the virus for a long time, and they cure approximately 3 to 5 percent of patients. In our most recent study, we were able to block the second enzyme, RNAseH, to stop the virus from replicating. We are hopeful this research will lead to drugs that could help suppress the virus enough to cure patients.

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PARENT TRAP EXPECT MORE] by dr. tim jordan WALKING THE STREETS OF CUSCO, Peru, recently, I was struck with how little supervision there seemed to be for young children there. There were 2-year-olds standing alone on narrow, crowded, sidewalks with cars and buses zooming by. I wanted to grab them and take them to safety, but then I’d notice their mothers or grandmothers sweeping out of a store nearby. I heard about 6-year-olds who cooked dinner for their families, and I bought souvenirs from 8-year-olds in the marketplace. Obviously, there are different expectations for children in Peru. But these experiences reminded me of how protected many children are in the U.S. Child labor laws, car seat laws and bicycle helmets keep our kids safe. But overprotection in other ways may be setting kids up for failure. Many parents have told me their kids aren’t required to do chores since they are too busy with homework and extra-curricular activities. Parents don’t allow teens to hold jobs in high school or even in college because it would be too much stress for them. Really? I walked my red wagon piled high with the evening Globe Democrat (I just aged myself) five evenings a week, 52 weeks a year from ages 9 to 11. It required me to walk about a half-mile down a four-lane street and into the intersection to hand the papers through car windows. Any chance you’d allow your 9-year-old to do this today? I didn’t think so. I guess I have more in common with those Peruvian kids than I thought. Grades, athletics and other activities aside, I think we need to expect more from our children. They need to learn to balance their academics, activities, time with friends and family, chores and work; it’s great life-after-high school preparation. Look over their daily routines and find tasks you are doing that they should be doing for themselves. Then turn these over to them. Kids should be contributing at home because they are part of the family and it feels good to be valuable. Doing their own laundry, cooking meals, balancing checkbooks, researching the purchase of new electronics or a family car are a few examples. Teach kids to organize themselves, solve their own conflicts with siblings and friends, and handle issues with coaches and teachers. Encourage them to earn money through helping neighbors or getting jobs. Kids with jobs love interfacing with people of different ages out in the real world. And the paycheck is pretty awesome, too. Make the commitment to stop babying your children, and raise your expectations for what they can handle.

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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IF YOU HAVE NOT YET DISCOVERED the simple joys of BB creams, it might be time. BB stands for ‘beauty balm,’ which refers to this product’s litany of benefits. The creams are meant to short-cut a woman’s beauty routine by combining a host of benefits all in one product: light tint, moisture, anti-aging serum, sunscreen, primer, tone-evening and more, depending on the particular product. With summer approaching, this means you can cut down on the layers on your face and possibly get the same results with one light application. The most important thing to remember, though, is to make sure the shade you buy is right for your complexion: too light, and you’ll look pasty; too dark, and you’ll have that telltale line near the chin where the makeup and your real skin tone meet.

<< TRISH McEVOY BEAUTY BALM INSTANT SOLUTIONS SPF 35 This one was perfect for me. It provided a light layer of hydration and tint. In addition, it primes, brightens, evens, controls oil, re-texturizes and protects from those harmful UV rays. $85

<< JANE IREDALE GLOW TIME With an emphasis on natural ingredients, this is a full-coverage mineral moisturizer. It has an SPF of 25 and brighteners, making your face a smooth, even palette ready for makeup. $48, PROVIDED BY SOFT SURROUNDINGS

<< LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURIZER SPF 20 This, too, was perfect for me. It matched my skin tone, had enough (but not too much) SPF for me and provided good hydration. I especially liked its very light layer of tint—nothing greasy or pancake-y. $43

<< BOBBI BROWN BB CREAM SPF 35 Described as a skincare/makeup hybrid, the cream comes in five shades and it brightens, reduces redness, evens skin tone and pores, and moisturizes. $42

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<< NATURA BISSE THE CURE SHEER CREAM This is the sheerest of the bunch, and includes the luscious moisturizing properties Natura Bisse is known for. The light tint is supposed to adapt to all skin tones (it did to mine) and includes SPF 20 and detoxifying/anti-aging properties. $160

<< DR. JART BB CREAM RENEWALIST This brand launched the BB cream craze in the 1980s with its original Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm. Now offering many variations, the Renewalist includes White-C complex, argan oil, and collagen boosters with skin-rejuvenating properties. $36


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by lauren madras Wearable looks were all over the runway last fall, indicating that it’s easy to be on-trend for spring. Take advice from high-fashion stylist Serge Normant: “I love to see hairstyles and outfits stolen right off the runway, but only if a person truly owns that look and it suits them.” If you pick something that isn’t ‘you,’ it won’t be—can’t be—chic. Take inspiration from red carpet and runway looks that make sense for your lifestyle.

THE NEW BRAID Over, under, cross, repeat—the classic braid found new life with twists, buns and wraps. This runway look is shockingly simple: start with clean, dry, straight hair. Separate it into at least two ponytails, then braid. Wind the two (or three) braids around each other, pinning as you go, to get an understated, yet sexy, bun. “It’s a sophisticated, feminine look,” says Antoinette Beenders, Aveda Global creative director. “From the front, the look has a lovely roundness. The braids at the back evoke refinement and glamour.” For a more urban look, use an inverted fishtail braid on the original pony. Tame flyaways with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray. For a wilder look, ‘massage’ braids to loosen them and encourage tendrils.

CENTERED WAVES The center part is back in a big way. This time around, it’s paired with loose, tousled waves. It’s even better with ombre hair color—dark roots that gradually lighten toward the ends. Comb damp or wet hair into a center part. Work in leave-in conditioner thoroughly. Now the hard part: don’t touch! Let your hair air dry without fuss or product. Playing with your ends during this stage will cause flyaways and frizz. Celeb stylist Ted Gibson uses this style for red carpet appearances. He says, “The key is leaving the ends out so you have a natural downtown finish and texture … I finished off with [Ted Gibson] Beautiful Hold Hairspray and finger-combed to perfection.”

CROPPED TOP You don’t need 20-inch extensions to be fashionable, as proven to us by the ubiquitous Anne Hathaway after she chopped off long locks for her Oscar-winning role in Les Miserables. “Her hair really works because of the length of the bangs and the volume she maintains on top,” says Steven Schmidt of Oribe Salon in Miami Beach, Fla. Prep damp hair with Oribe Volumista, then blow dry with a small round brush to create volume on top. Finish with dry texturizing spray to hold the shape all day.

LEADING MAN Men’s hair is benefiting from more ‘do-able’ trends, as neat, classic looks with crisp side parts prevail on the runway and red carpet. “They were very groomed—short back and sides with the top worn longer, but polished and combed,” says Vaughn Acord, co-owner of Mizu New York and celebrity stylist. To move from a preppy mop or no-nonsense crew to the Old Hollywood look, there will be an inevitable awkward stage. Cope with the in-between length by embracing it. Smooth Bumble and Bumble grooming crème into damp hair, give it a hard part, and then let it air dry. Just make sure you don’t have any meetings or aisles to walk down during the three or four weeks it’ll take to grow out!

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

[ SAPORE ]

451 s. kirkwood road | 314.909.7575

[ amuse bouche ] THE SCENE | Atmospheric Italian restaurant

THE CHEF |

Paul Buzzetta

THE PRICES |

$16 to $20 pastas; $20 to $36 entrees

THE FAVORITES |

Risotto Sapori del Mare, Papardella Putanesca, Caesar Salad, Cannoli

IT’S RARE THAT YOU FIND A RESTAURANT where you praise everything you taste. This little spot in Kirkwood dishes out excellent Italian fare, Old World-style. The food is laden with extra virgin olive oil (E.V.O.O.), thick, flavorful tomato sauce and very well-chosen provisions. The menu is a panoply of Italian favorites like pasta putanesca, shrimp de Jonghe, eggplant parmesan and risotto del mare. The great news is, they’ll taste like your best childhood memories of dining on the Hill. Chef Paul Buzzetta learned the trade, no doubt, from his dad, Benedetto Buzzetta, longtime proprietor of Benedetto’s in Frontenac’s Le Chateau, then of Limoncello in Clayton. Buzzetta senior turned out excellent fare, so it’s no surprise his son is doing the same. Paul originally located his Sapore (meaning

‘flavor’ in Italian) in Ballwin, but has recently moved to the attractive Woodbine Center (Kirkwood) spot once occupied by Joseph’s and Trattoria Branica. The appealing restaurant has two levels and a charming wrought iron staircase leading to the upstairs. But the biggest attraction is the food, laden with flavor. A Caesar Salad ($8) rewarded us with oil-coated romaine and intensified lemon, salt, pepper, anchovy and parmesan flavors. Similarly, Papardella Putanesca ($16) was a delectable plateful of high-quality broad noodles tossed with an excellent house-made tomato sauce, E.V.O.O., capers, olives and red pepper flakes (which gave it quite a bite). Even the Risotto Sapori del Mare ($20), risotto with seafood, was packed with flavor, albeit of a tamer nature. It had that nutty bite and creamy flavor

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[ chef chat ]

SHRIMP DE JONGHE | A baked shrimp casserole topped with buttery, garlicky breadcrumbs, attributed to Belgian brothers Henri, Pierre and Charles DeJonghe, of DeJonghe’s Hotel & Restaurant on Monroe Street in Chicago (1899-1923). RISOTTO | A traditional Italian dish in which arborio rice is sauteed in butter and cooked by incorporating small quantities of broth at a time. The result is very creamy rice with distinctly and separate grains. CANNOLI | Deep-fried tubular pastry shells filled with a ricotta-whipped cream mix and chocolate chips, citron and/or nuts.

>> I followed Paul from Ballwin to Kirkwood, and I have to say, I’d go a lot further out of — BETSY G. OF CLAYTON

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Good, old-fashioned Italian is the specialty here, and that’s what keeps me coming back. Sapore doesn’t mess around with the classics. —DAN W. OF KIRKWOOD UP NEXT | FORK & STIX WRITE TO FOOD@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM TO SHARE YOUR OPINION.

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>> paul buzzetta PEDIGREE | St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, and years at my parents’ restaurant, Benedetto’s

FAVORITE ST. LOUIS RESTAURANT | I can’t answer that! I

have family at so many St. Louis restaurants like Paul Mannos, Giovanni’s, Agostino’s, Il Bel Lago...

FAVORITE DINING EXPERIENCE | When my boys ‘cooked’

[ aftertaste ] my way for his food.

of risotto at its best. But also plenty of seafood taste, thanks to mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, clam juice and wine. And the seafood was high-quality, including Gulf shrimp, sea scallops and New Zealand mussels. The Melanzane Parmigiano ($9), baked eggplant parmesan, had delicious sauce, crisp-baked eggplant and tangy cheese. Shrimp de Jonghe ($13) came breaded and was delicious. Desserts concluded our culinary journey with Limoncello cake and homemade cannoli, each $7. The former offered super-moist cake with the faint flavor of lemon liqueur. The cannoli, a crisp homemadetasting shell, had excellent mascarpone filling, slightly sweet and slightly tart, with very good texture and chocolate chips. Our meals here were winners all around, and you can’t say that too often.

for me at our restaurant a few years ago, after we had just opened. My wife and I helped them serve pasta, salad and grilled eggplant, and we ate as a family.

GUILTY PLEASURE FOOD |

A slice of NYC-style pizza, or arancini— I could eat five of them in one sitting!


LEISURE

DR VEN] by tony di martino

LAURI TANNER LOVES TO DRIVE. “I’ve always enjoyed the road under my wheels—it’s a great stress-reliever for me,” says Tanner, CEO of Ranken Jordan—A Pediatric Specialty Hospital. “I’m a Lincoln girl from way back. My dad owned a FordLincoln dealership a long time ago, and I keep coming back for more. You can’t beat ’em for quality, and I’m all about American-made cars.” Tanner lives in Chesterfield. Q. WHAT DO YOU DRIVE? A. A 2013 Lincoln MKS, the larger sedan. Q. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE MKS? A. I’ve driven a couple of Lincolns before, notably the Crossover SUV, which I needed when my

son was in high school and I had to haul around his stuff. He’s away at University of MissouriColumbia now, so Mom finally gets to have a great-looking, just-for-me car!

Q. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE MKS? A. It’s sporty but elegant. It’s got all the creature comforts—heated seats and steering

wheel, an amazing stereo. It’s an awesome drive, the best-handling Lincoln ever. It makes me feel great. I walk outside every morning and go, There’s my car! And it’s safe. I appreciate that, because I’m on the road a lot. I’ve driven other cars, but I keep coming back to Lincolns. They’ve always been solid, but now they’ve stepped up the style, too.

Q. WHERE DID YOU BUY YOUR MKS? A. Dave Sinclair Lincoln St. Peters. I’ve bought five vehicles there over the years. They stand

behind everything they sell. The service is amazing, and they make me feel like one of the family. I also respect the active role they play in the community. They’ve adopted Ranken Jordan and have been very generous to us. In fact, they’re hosting a Driven to Give event for us May 18 at Ranken Jordan.

Q. DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST CAR? A. Yes. My dad bought us a 1942 salvaged Army Jeep. It was strictly no-frills. There was no motor

for the windshield wipers, so you had to operate them by hand. My brother still has it in Chicago. LAURI TANNER

Q. WHAT CAME NEXT? A. I drove a yellow Vega station wagon in college. I’ve driven Thunderbirds, Tauruses and

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meet the designer

Explorers. I have a lot of range! In fact, my second car is a 2008 Ford F150. I can switch from a big bubba truck to the MKS without skipping a beat. How’s that for versatility?

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NOTEWORTHY

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PULSE

Celebrate Mom with a personalized gift from Pulse. Frames, jewelry, clutches and more, customized just for her. 1644 Clarkson Road 636.519.4022 pulsestl.com

PROVENCE BOUTIQUE

Looking for a small lamp to brighten your home? Find a selection of charming little lamps at Provence Boutique. 9723 Clayton Road 314.997.0025

COMPANION

FITSHOP

Coming soon! FitShop is an upscale men’s and women’s activewear boutique carrying stylish brands and accessories. 14430 Clayton Road

What’s new at Companion? Pretzel croissants! We’re sending our delicious all-butter French croissants through our pretzel lye-bath and topping them with crunchy bits of pearl sugar. Weekends only. 8146 Maryland Ave. 9781 Clayton Road 314.218.2280 | companionstl.com

STERLING BANK

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FHF fresh cocktail body polish combines Square One brand organic vodka, basil and watermelon seed oils and sugar and rice bran oil for a luscious and refreshing exfoliation—97 percent natural and parabenand-sulfate-free. 9740 Clayton Road 314.994.0606 signofthearrow.com

Entertainer Brian Owens will open Sterling Bank’s free Business After Hours concert series on Thursday, April 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the bank’s Clayton location. 50 S. Bemiston Ave. 314.571.5610 sterbank.com

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ELLEARD HEFFERN FINE JEWELERS

Emily Armenta’s romantic designs, such as these ethereal labradorite earrings, are set with black diamonds, dark silver and 18kt. gold and can be found only at Elleard Heffern. 101 S. Hanley Building Lobby 314.863.8820 heffern.com $2,200

KODNER GALLERY

Kodner Gallery announces the arrival of fine artwork from around the world, including Andy Warhol, Eanger Irving Couse, Thomas Hart Benton, Richard Miller, Winslow Homer and others. 9650 Clayton Road 314.993.4477 kodnergallery.com


PHOTO LEISURE ALBUM

APRONOMICS RICHARD NIX JR. OF BUTLER’S PANTRY

[ by rebecca koenig | photos by bill barrett “TODAY, CHEFS AND RESTAURANT OWNERS are like rock the best team members is what sets us apart from our competition,” Nix stars,” says Richard Nix Jr. The president of Butler’s Pantry has seen the field change during the two decades since he took over the family catering company his parents started 46 years ago. “The hospitality field has really grown in the last 10 to 15 years...it’s a very vibrant industry,” he says. “We’re coming up with creative, fun things for people to do.” The De Smet Jesuit High School alum grew up surrounded by the business, and knew early he wanted to be part of it. “I think for the most part I thought I would end up in the restaurant business in some fashion,” he says. “I took to it naturally.” After working for a few clubs, hotels and sports venues, Nix bought Butler’s Pantry from his parents in 1992. His catering business breaks down to 60 percent corporate events, 25 to 30 percent private parties, such as weddings, and the rest involves nonprofit groups. “That’s what makes us successful. We do have a good mix,” he says. “It’s not just about the good food, it’s also the good service and how things are handled.” Making sure everything tastes great and runs smoothly requires skilled chefs and event staff. “The ability to retain

says: “having creative chefs dedicated to their craft.” Butler’s Pantry owns the event venue Palladium Saint Louis and runs Bixby’s at the Missouri History Museum. The company is about to launch a new storefront business, Piccione Pastry, in the U. City Loop at the corner of Delmar and Skinker boulevards. Nix is excited about the location of the late-night Italian pastry and coffee shop, he says, “because of the community and the vibrancy and diversity of the street. Wash. U. is a prime reason we’re there, and Joe Edwards. There’s just a lot of fun things going on.” The culinary scene in St. Louis skews in favor of local talent, Nix believes. “The biggest thing I’ve noticed over the years is that we have a lot of entrepreneurs and a lot of home-grown restaurants,” he says. Nix is proud to live and work in St. Louis, and says he hopes other residents are as well. “People need to remember that the city of St. Louis is our front door,” he explains. “They may live in the county, but they should make every effort to support the city. The city is the front door to the region... and what makes the suburbs so successful.”

[ black bean soup ] ■ ¼ c. bacon, diced

■ 1 t. ground cumin

■ 2 qts. chicken stock

■ ½ c. red bell pepper

■ 1 t. chili powder

■ salt and pepper to taste

■ ½ c. yellow bell pepper, diced

■ 12 oz. black beans,

■ toppings (tortilla chips,

■ ½ c. celery, diced

soaked overnight

sour cream, cilantro)

>> Render bacon in saucepan until crisp. >> Add bell peppers, celery, cumin and chili

>> Cook until beans are tender. >> Remove half of beans with strainer, puree,

>> Add black beans and chicken stock and

>> Add salt, pepper and toppings to taste.

powder and sweat for 10 minutes.

bring to simmer.

and return to soup.

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ROSEMARY BEACH story and photos by rebecca koenig

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A million stars illuminate the sky at Rosemary Beach, dipping into the warm waters of the gentle Gulf of Mexico. With one of the prettiest stretches of sand on the Florida panhandle’s Emerald Coast, the resort town doesn’t need to do much to draw visitors, but its fine amenities complement its natural assets. There are few straightforward paths to the area from St. Louis; my sponsored media trip took me through Charlotte, N.C., on the way to Northwest Florida Regional Airport, a 45-minute car ride away. Driving west from the airport, unsightly strip malls stretch for miles. But once we turn onto scenic Highway 30-A, the surf shops and fast food restaurants give way to pine scrub, then white sand dunes that sparkle like sugar. The sun sets early here on the eastern edge of central time, dripping like a runny egg into the rare dune lakes. We pull in at twilight, and the twinkling lights on the villas lend the town the feel of a Mediterranean hamlet. Boutiques, cafes, a spa and a bookstore line the central green, along with a town hall and a tiny post office whose bell peals on the hour. Rosemary Beach’s thoughtful design is evident in the town’s remove from the main attractions: the white sand and glass-green Gulf. Like a ski resort respectfully nestled at the foot of a mountain, the community is set back behind high dunes, its homes peeking over just enough to afford them views. It lacks the light pollution ubiquitous in other beach towns; at night, the glow of hotels in Destin to the east and Panama City to the west bookend the lovely dark expanse of sand, where the only light is a gas lamp flickering on a porch. Secluded boardwwalks wind between cottages, lined with pine needle beds, magnolia trees, palms and namesake rosemary bushes. The sun-bleached stucco houses are inspired by architecture in Spain, Italy and New Orleans and designed so neighbors can converse from their porches. In my elevated carriage house, a spiral staircase leads from the living room and compact kitchen up to a loft, which has just enough space for a king bed and a window facing the beach. Practicalities can puncture the peace. Trash and delivery trucks rumble through town in the early morning, and it’s difficult to find necessities on site, which means buying groceries or a toothbrush requires a trip two miles up the road to Winn-Dixie or CVS. But while year-round residents say the summers are packed with people, in the cooler months the town feels like a private retreat. When I walk down to the water’s edge in the morning, there’s no one out except Virgil Tow, who sets up lounge chairs and umbrellas on the beach. “The scenery,” he says when asked why he likes working here. “It’s one of the best beaches in the country.”

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[ the essentials ]

below the water’s edge just before the bell rings out 5 p.m., and pink cloud fingers reach over the Gulf. Feeling sun-kissed and salty, I head back into town to clean up for dinner. Fat pieces of crab peek out from my cappellini pasta at Onano Neighborhood Cafe, a Tuscan bistro on the corner of Main Street. On my neighbor’s plate, three plump scallops crown a bed of risotto. Fresh-caught grouper, red snapper and mahi mahi are expertly prepared at several fine-dining restaurants in town, which also offer creative takes on Florida’s dessert delicacy, key lime pie. By 7 p.m., the town feels lush and forbidden. A turquoise glow emanating from behind a fence betrays a secret oasis, the heated Coquina edgeless pool. Steam rises off the water, which overflows into grates as I skim the surface with my toes. I have the pool all to myself, accompanied only by the four palm tree sentries that guard the entrance. The tranquility is so complete that I’m startled at 8:30 p.m. when the sprinklers turn on. Heading back to my carriage house, all thoughts of the pool evaporate as I look up and see the Milky Way cut a shining path across the sky. Not even the most charming man-made temptations at Rosemary Beach can eclipse the natural beauty.

STAY

The white sand, composed of quartz crystals, is dazzling in the morning sun. There’s not a bottle cap or cigarette butt in sight. Not much washes up at Rosemary Beach, but a careful observer can find scallop, coquina and slipper shells on the shore. The water is warm enough for a quick dip up to my knees by the afternoon. Unlike in the Atlantic Ocean, I can see clear to the bottom, and I scoop up a tiny sand dollar souvenir. Several sea kayaks and sailboats drift by when I settle back onto my towel. Down the beach, Lake St. Louis resident Carol Hargrove shares a blanket with her daugher-in-law and watches her two granddaughters splash in the surf. Hargrove drove 13 hours to join her son’s family in Rosemary Beach for a long weekend in a rented condo. She’s made the the trip three or four times. “It’s not a bad drive,” she says. “I’m going to come back this winter.” Daughter-in-law Tammy Hargrove, who has been to beaches in Maine, California and Hawaii, thinks Rosemary Beach is one of the nicest she’s seen. “It’s very family-friendly,” she adds, unlike some Florida beaches popular with students on spring break. As the sun sets lower, clusters of families gather to watch the sky in anticipation of the spectacle. The fiery ball dips

PLAY

EAT

Steak and fowl are served in Rosemary Beach, but you’ll soon be hooked on the fresh Gulf fish. Three upscale restaurants with intimate dining rooms and patios offer delicious undersea fare ranging from oysters to tuna. Lobster and crab polpettes open the meal at ONANO NEIGHBORHOOD CAFE, while locally grown arugula imparts a bite to elegant salads at EDWARD’S FINE FOOD & WINE. The key lime cheesecake is worth saving room for at RESTAURANT PARADIS, as is the chocolate-dipped bacon at dessert bar LA CREMA TAPAS & CHOCOLATE. Even the more casual outfits, such as SUMMER KITCHEN and WILD OLIVES, serve up great seafood salads and sandwiches. The town has no waterfront restaurants, however, so to dine by sunset you’ll have to take a picnic to the beach.

Belleville, Ill., native Allison Wickey, an artist who owns a gallery in Rosemary Beach, loves the area’s active attitude. “It really is a complete lifestyle change,” she says of moving from the Midwest to the Gulf. “There’s a lot of yoga, and there are bike trails. There’s no excuse not to eat well and not be in shape; there are no fast food places here. It’s really great to see people taking care of themselves in every stage of their life.” The town fitness center offers classes and personal training, there are several tennis courts, and bikes, sea kayaks and YOLO paddle boards are available for rental. A 2.3-mile exercise trail winds through the town, which also has four community pools. To escape the sun, you can take an excursion to EDEN GARDENS STATE PARK and tour the historic WESLEY MANSION and grounds.

Water features, spiral staircases, gas lamps and interior courtyards distinguish the town from other beach communities, and it’s hard to imagine sandy kids scampering across the hardwood floors. Properties range from petite carriage houses to oceanfront manors. The 600 structures are privately owned and custom-designed in accordance with the town’s aesthetic code and 50-foot height limit, and they are available for daily and weekly leases through the ROSEMARY BEACH RENTAL COMPANY. To make the most of their beach views, many homes have first-floor bedrooms and second-floor living spaces, and the large ones have private pools and carriage houses. Nearly 100 families have fractional ownership of the Private Residence Club and take turns vacationing in its 16 suites; they also can trade a week at Rosemary Beach for a stay at one of two dozen other residence clubs across North America. The only hotel in operation is the 11-room PENSIONE INN; a larger one is under construction.


LEISURE

GOING GL BAL

Entertaining Extravaganza April 11 – 13

{ tastings! • prizes! • discounts! }

presented by

monaco grand prix

Started in 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix is known as one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. This highprofile contest, May 23 to 26, goes through Monaco’s narrow streets, tight corners, tunnel and rolling hills. Spectators also will appreciate Monaco’s beaches, high-end shopping and wonderful food.

an impressive partnership

Senior Portraits by

Famed spa Canyon Ranch and historic resort The Homestead are launching Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. Projected to open later this spring, it will be CR’s first Mid-Atlantic presence and the only SpaClub to offer family spa services.

science at sea

314.962.8240 www.jhavlak.com

Luxury boutique cruiseline Silversea is partnering with the 200-year-old Royal Geographical Society to share geographical research with guests traveling on Silversea expedition ships to places like the Galapagos and Antarctica. Silversea’s expedition cruises average about 130 passengers and are known for very high-end service.

nobu hotel in las vegas

The first-ever hotel from master chef Nobu Matsuhisa, along with project partner Robert De Niro, opened in February within Caesars Palace. The ‘hotel within a hotel’ is one of the first expansions of a restaurant into the hotel world with the actual hotel built around a restaurant concept. Nobu’s design focuses on the fusion of Japanese and Asian traditions with Western accompaniments.

food & wine classic in aspen

The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colo., (June 14 through 16) is a dream weekend of dining, drinking and cooking demos by famous food gurus such as Mario Batali, Rick Bayless, Tom Colicchio, Tyler Florence, Gail Simmons and others.

boutique hotel in d.c.

This month, Capella is opening a new boutique hotel in Washington, D.C.’s, historic Georgetown district. The hotel, situated along the C&O Canal between M and K streets, offers a pedestrian-friendly community and vibrant cultural center filled with museums, galleries, specialty shopping and unique dining.

tourism in bhutan

Bhutan is located on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas, bordered on the north by Tibet and on the south by India. The once-isolated country is now experiencing unbelievable growth, with 50 new hotels being built. The country welcomes travelers in search of something new, with traditional architecture and numerous forests that are home to rare species of flora and fauna. MARITZ JOURNEYS PROVIDES LUXURY TRAVEL ACROSS THE GLOBE FOR SMALL GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL TRAVELERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT MARITZJOURNEYS.COM.

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[ MOVIES ]

between two worlds: veterans journey home exhibit

LORE >> The title comes from the protagonist’s name,

t&s saw it!

10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Missouri History Museum | Free | mohistory.org This exhibit explores soldiers’ struggle to stay connected to home and transition back into civilian life. Through Oct. 20.

Now–4/20 glass sculptor jay musler

Duane Reed Gallery | Free | duanereedgallery.com

4/13 blessing of the animals

9 a.m. | AKC Museum of the Dog | Free | museumofthedog.org

4/13–8/25 the river between us

Laumeier Sculpture Park | Free | laumeier.org

[ ETC. ]

VIEWED AT LANDMARK PLAZA FRONTENAC

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN >> Video game producers must be getting into

4/13 art and tweed bike ride

10:30 a.m. | Kemper Art Museum | Free camstl.org

the movie business, because Olympus Has Fallen is less a film and more a first-person-shooter game. It opens at Camp David (identified by those cliched procedural subtitles), where an accident forces Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) to leave his action-packed White House post for a desk job. When mysterious terrorists seize the presidential mansion, code-named Olympus, Banning makes it his personal mission to save the president and get his job back. The formulaic, gory movie is interesting mostly because its bad guys hail from North Korea, that occasional menace that happens to be very much back in the news. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Not if you’re planning a trip to D.C., or are squeamish about unrelenting violence! —R.K.

4/14 demetri martin

8 p.m. | The Pageant | $45.85 thepageant.com

adult zooquest

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11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Saint Louis Zoo | $50 zoostl.org Teams compete in a scavenger hunt by solving puzzles and problems that require them to travel around the Zoo.

jr.

Hannelore. She is the 14-year-old daughter of rabid Nazis in this German-language film set during the fall of the Third Reich. Even though we don’t like what she represents, it is impossible not to empathize with her as she is thrust into the horrific realities of the vanquished: hunger, death, disease, vermin, filth and persecution. The eldest of five, once her mother is imprisoned as a war criminal, Lore is tasked with getting her siblings across the war-torn country. The movie is lugubrious, depressing and filled with the kind of raw human experiences no one wants to see. I picked it because you rarely get the WWII experience from this perspective, and in that sense, it was enlightening. But it is a film only for viewers with great fortitude. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Only if you enjoy very heavy movies. —D.W.

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[ MUSIC ]

jane eyre

4/12 eliot trio

>>>4/13–4/21 PLANETARIUM 50TH ANNIVERSARY

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Saint Louis Science Center | 50 cents | slsc.org See a planetarium show, tour an exhibition about the planetarium’s first 50 years and take part in hands-on activities.

4/11–4/12 & 4/27

PARENT & ME: ANIMAL ADVENTURES 10–11 a.m. | Missouri History Museum | $7 mohistory.org

4/13–4/14

WIRED FOR ART 10 & 11:30 a.m. | The Magic House $9.50/Regular admission | magichouse.org

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8 p.m. & 2 p.m. Mustard Seed Theatre $25 mustardseedtheatre.com Mustard Seed Theatre adapts Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel into a live performance. Through April 28.

SARAH CANNON, SHAUN SHELEY

4/16–5/14 letters home

2 p.m. | The History Museum | Free | mohistory.org

4/11–4/13 the kinetic chamber project 8 p.m. | Touhill | $10 | touhill.org

4/18–4/20 the importance of being earnest

7:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. | The Bezemes Family Theater $10–$18 | lindenwood.edu

8 p.m. | W. U. Holmes Lounge | $25 | edison.wustl.edu

4/12–4/14 slso program: symphonie fantastique Times vary | Powell Hall | $30–$112 | stlsymphony.org

4/16 st. louis women’s chorale

7:30 p.m. | Sheldon Concert Hall | $15 | thesheldon.org

chamber project of saint louis presents ace

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8 p.m. | The Chapel Venue, 6238 Alexander Dr. 63105 | $4–$15 chamberprojectstl.org The intimate concert experience features the talents of six performers who will play pieces from Schubert, Creston and Schumann.


HEALTH&BEAUTY

CURB APPEAL] [ SPECIAL SECTION

Artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives.

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COVER STORY

DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY by rebecca koenig

PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT

ANDY DIELMANN has two words to say about the real estate market this spring: “It’s back.” The owner and president of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty thinks all signs indicate the season will be a great time for St. Louisans to buy and sell homes. “The economy’s getting better, the stock market is doing wonderful, joblessness is down,” he says. “Everyone feels a lot more positive, especially about real estate.” ANDY DIELMANN Increased advertising, a larger social media presence and hard-working agents help account for the agency’s 13 percent increase in sales volume and 30 percent increase in units in 2012 over 2011, according to Dielmann. “You have to really know your market, know your inventory,” he says. The agency even has sold several properties before they were listed because agents were able to connect interested buyers to homeowners considering selling. Dielmann notes several trends that have him excited for spring. One is an increase in the number of out-of-towners moving to the area, he says. “We’re also seeing a lot more new homes being built,” he continues. “The past few years haven’t seen that, but now they’re sprouting out of the ground. And attendance at open houses has increased.” Sellers must act fast this year, Dielmann believes. “Put it on now. Don’t wait,”

he says. “Since there’s low inventory, now’s the time to do it.” Owners who wait until May may find the market too crowded, while those who wait until summer may face a reduced buyer pool because many people go out of town for vacation. “Spring’s basically here; the weather’s fine. Get the house in order and put it on,” Dielmann says. To spruce up a property, he advises, “Make sure it’s freshly painted, the landscaping’s up and running, and the house is decluttered.” Sellers also should have their next residency plan in place, so they are not caught off-guard by an immediate offer. “Inventory is so low right now that anything coming on the market that’s good, we’re selling the first day,” he says. “If you get a contract the first day, you have to be ready to accept it and move on.” To buyers, he recommends the same expediency. “During the recession you could take your time; there wasn’t any urgency. Now good homes go fast,” he says. Buyers should already have talked to a lender, be preapproved, and have worked out a system with a good agent before they dive into the fast-moving market. “If you’re ready to do something, jump in now,” he says. “Rates are still historically low. It absolutely is the best time to buy. There are still some good values out there, but we all know that eventually the rates will go up.” It’s clear that Dielmann is bullish on the St. Louis real estate scene. “All segments of the market are improving: first-time homes, the luxury market, condos, the whole spectrum. No matter what price range or what area, it’s all increasing,” he says. “We’ve turned the corner, and it’s full-steam ahead.” DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY IS LOCATED AT 8301 MARYLAND AVE., STE. 100. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.725.0009 OR VISIT DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM. COVER DESIGN BY SARAH GIBSON | COVER PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT

41 Clermont Lane L A D UE , M I SSOUR I Well done revision that allows for lots of fun on each floor. The first floor features a formal inviting living room, dining room for parties and a hearth room and family room adjacent to the kitchen and mud room. The second floor has five bedrooms & six baths (all newer). The master was added and offers a fireplace. Knockout lower level with playroom, game room, steam shower and second kitchen that can serve the outside and pool area. Offered at $1,395,000.

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New Listing! 2 sunswept drive Ladue Schools | Light-filled & updated mid-20th century contemporary built by architect Ralph Fournier. Offered at $349,000. New Listing! 3010 locust street #209 Downtown | Sophisticated loft-style unit in the Beck Condos ideal for entertaining! 3 bedrooms (2 master suites). Offered at $525,000. New Listing! 710 s. price Ladue | Exquisite newer Country French stone mansion on 1.8 manicured acres with lovely free-form pool & patio area. Offered at $3,975,000. New Listing! 16667 anna’s way Wildwood | Gorgeous setting with beautiful outdoor space & pool area make this 1½-story home special. Outstanding lower level!. Offered at $939,000. New Listing! 441 Fort saratoga St. Charles | Dynamic interior spaces with vaulted ceilings, custom stone work, luxury kitchen & contemporary baths. Offered at $465,000. · new listings ·

10049 crystal point Blackwell 10352 conway road Ladue Schools 1501 locust #1008 Downtown 6505 san bonita avenue #2w Clayton 2410 south state route 141 Fenton

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· properties for sale · 263 highway yy Steelville $15,000,000 1 putt lane Eureka $15,000,000 tree wood drive Camden $12,500,000 1257 sunset timbers tr. SW Missouri $9,800,000 red Fox drive Eureka $5,000,000 1284 rural route #1 Southeast Mo. $4,360,000 228 lancaster drive Clayton $1,675,000 142 north central Clayton $1,699,900 2718 covington pl. Town & Country $1,597,500 10822 kennerly road Sunset Hills $1,490,000 41 clermont lane Ladue $1,395,000 436 oakwood avenue Webster Groves $1.295,000 8331 university drive Clayton $1,145,000 44 overhills drive Ladue $1,095,000 8 bridle lane Frontenac $1,025,000 78 pisgah road Dallas, MO $999,000 10 Fielding road Ladue $995,000 17901 greyabbey court Chesterfield $985,000 4976 pershing place Central West End $959,000 7 country estates place Ladue Schools $884,000 9358 highway aa Farmington $875,000 116 industrial drive New Haven $850,000

2365 maybrook lane Kirkwood $845,000 47 claverach drive Clayton $809,900 150 carondelet plaza #603 Clayton $750,000 40 oak park drive Creve Coeur $729,000 303 arctic Fox court Eureka $700,000 300 arctic Fox court Eureka $700,000 3010 locust street #301 Downtown $699,000 30 kingsbury place Central West End $650,000 2100 bopp road Ladue Schools $625,000 650 hickory lane Frontenac $599,900 8025 maryland avenue #5b Clayton $591,375 2 deer creek woods drive Ladue $585,000 24 chapel hill Town and Country $550,000 3440 wieda road Lonedell $549,900 557 warren avenue University City $549,000 7477 delmar blvd. University City $539,000 314 north broadway #1706 Downtown $449,900 4644 maryland avenue Central West End $449,900 2015 alFred avenue South City $425,000 316 n. newstead ave. #2 Central West End $424,900 1612 del norte Richmond Heights $399,900 1563 old highway 79 Elsberry $389,000 5622 magnolia avenue South City $369,900 524 warder avenue University City $369,900 6535 san bonita avenue Clayton $358,500 7400 williams avenue Richmond Heights $350,000 448 west point court University City $344,900 7363 goFF avenue Richmond Heights $334,900 7569 oxFord #2 Clayton $329,900 4126 olive street Central West End $275,000 778 windberry court #2 Kirkwood $304,900 725 s. skinker #6n St. Louis $299,000

954 n. spoede rd. #4 Creve Coeur $290,000 1426 carriage bridge trail Ballwin $259,000 19513 pike 266 Eolia $259,000 4931 laclede ave. #3w Central West End $249,900 4254 olive Central West End $240,000 19 n. taylor ave. #4 Central West End $229,900 1511 locust street #805 Downtown $229,900 7447 cornell avenue University City $214,900 6932 waldemar ave. South City $209,000 6308 s. rosebury ave. #3e Clayton $209,000 8054 davis drive #2n Clayton $200,000 6260 loughborough ave. St. Louis Hills $199,900 1209 washington ave. #307 Downtown $195,000 4012 juniata Tower Grove South $190,000 1136 washington ave. #406 Downtown $179,900 801 s. skinker blvd. #7b St. Louis $174,900 1123 washington ave. #308 Downtown $169,900 323 clara ave. #22 (3sw) Central West End $165,000 110 north water street Louisiana $150,000 2537 pocahontas Rock Hill $149,900 28 montauk drive Pattonville Schools $147,500 11089 golF crest drive Lindbergh Schools $130,000 5567 pershing ave. #2e Central West End $128,000 12917 portulaca #221 Parkway North $99,999 7733 elene avenue University City $94,900 · open sunday · 155 carondelet #905 Clayton $2,725,000 Open 1-3 15 upper price rd. Ladue Schools $749,900 Open 12-2 3 sussex drive Brentwood $425,000 Open 1-3 7062 lindenwood pl. South City $269,900 Open 1-3 390 n. euclid ave. #a CWE $159,900 Open 1:30-3:30 4512 mcpherson ave. #2w CWE $139,000 Open 1-3

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Reclaimed, repurposed, rescued or recycled...use whatever term you like, but by all means use it. Indoor or out, high or low, there is a place in everyone’s home to reimagine a found or inherited piece. For instance, the tabletop below was newly manufactured with reclaimed wood for this vintage hand-carved base.

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NEUTRALS...A great jumping off point for any room. Beige, tan, cream, off-white or whatever you call it is being touted as a big trend this year. Could be a sign of our economic times or could be a recoil from all the bright color we’ve seen recently. It’s a great base to add color to or you can just keep a monochromatic feel. GREEN...Although Pantone has declared its color of the year Emerald (17-5641), all shades of green are on the home-design horizon. Kelly and acid green are two of my personal favorites, and they can be paired with a variety of blues as well, for an on-trend look. Even using it in some organic matter, such as a beautiful fiddle fig tree or sheet moss draped in a unique vessel bowl, works. For those not born with a green thumb, sheet moss merely requires spritzing with water to keep it looking lush.

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11223 HUnteRS Pond Lane ~ LadUe ~ This Johnson-built home in Ladue schools exemplifies quality and detail in every aspect. This 6-bedroom, 7-bath home on 1+ acre with pool, hillside waterfall and professional landscaping is every buyers dream. Come take a look!

NEW LISTINGS 9 CARRSWOLD DRIVE

$3,349,900 Functional and Luxurious. 10,000 SF, 4-car garage.

51 WESTMORELAND PLACE

$2,295,000 Historic manse restored to its original splendor! Beautiful entry 8BR/7BA, pool.

9 FORDYCE MANOR

$1,099,900 Functional and updated. Expanded Town & Country home. 5BR, 6,500SF.

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1126 BELLA VISTA DRIVE

$899,000 5 Bedrooms / 7 Baths. Finished walk-out lower level. Unique floor plan with 2 main level bedrooms.

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7636 CARSWOLD ~ UNDER CONTRACT

8 SUFFIELD PLACE

$425,000 English cottage 1,867SF 3BR/2BA Updated thruout. Kitchen opens to FR addition. Beautiful backyard.

$925,000 13-years-new, 4,300SF, 5BR/4.5BA, with pool, 3-car garage, finished LL, and Conway Elementary.

$889,900 Central Ladue location with 4 bedrooms, 4,300SF and a finished living area.

LADUE / CREVE COEUR/ OLIVETTE

422 NORTH WARSON ROAD

1316 LITZSINGER WOODS LANE ~ OPEN SUN 1-3

408 SOUTH WARSON ROAD

34 BURROUGHS LANE

$885,000 4BR/4.5BA w/ main floor Master. All bedrooms are suites. Condo alternative.

$2,499,000 8,700SF Ladue mansion, almost 3 acres. 5BR/6.5BA, pool, reflecting pond, 5-car garage.

1000 DAUTEL LANE

26 CLERMONT LANE

$369,000 Ladue Schools, 4BR/2.5BA, 2,634SF. Newer Kitchen, finished LL, fenced in backyard.

$2,495,000 Totally renovated 7,000+ square foot home on 1.8 acres, brand new pool & pool house.

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30 DEERFIELD TERRACE

135 N. FORSYTH BOULEVARD

$1,825,000 3-year-old Rehnquist-built home on a private cul-de-sac off Ladue’s Gold Coast, Litzsinger Road.

$2,175,000 Not your typical Clayton Gardens home! Old-world charm, 4BR/6BA, finished LL.

30 BRENTMOOR PARK ~ UNDER CONTRACT $1,635,000 Fabulous opportunity on 5+BR/5.5BA, 1.7 acres, pool, 3-car garage. Beautiful grounds.

12116 CARBERRY PLACE

$1,324,900 Refined executive home in Barrington Place. 5BR/6BA. 4,740 SF, pool. Walkout fin. LL. In-law suite.

18 CLERMONT LANE $1,699,000 Cape Cod Colonial is elegant, yet warm and inviting. 1.69 acres, 4+BR/6+BA.

9710 & 9714 LITZSINGER ROAD $1,750,000 2 lots totaling 4.74 acres in heart of Ladue, backing to Old Warson Country Club.

$799,000 Charm galore for newer Ladue home. Main floor master, open kitchen/family room.

9 WOODBRIDGE MANOR ROAD $775,000 4,700+SF 4BR/4BA 2-car garage. One of 18 Higginbotham built villas on 17 lush acres!

19 BERKLEY LANE $775,000 Charming 3BR/3.5BA, 3,409 SF brick home just walking distance from Reed Elementary.

21 OVERBROOK DRIVE $625,000 Build your dream home on this lovely 1.8 acre lot in terrific neighborhood.

121 LADUEMONT DRIVE $479,000 Renovated ranch, 2,818SF, 4BR/3.5BA, updated kitchen & master bath, finished LL.

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12 DUNLORA LANE

$1,225,000 Prestigious Carrswold, at a fabulous price. Updated kitchen & baths. Fresh & neutral décor.

$1,265,000 Harris Armstrong treasure, this masterpiece is on 3 rolling acres in the heart of Ladue.

$3,249,500 Huntleigh Estate. 11,000SF. 3.5 acres. Pool. Majestic, expansive views.

8024 PERSHING AVENUE

531 CHALET COURT

929 TUCKER LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT

$1,249,900 1-year-old Ultimate Home by Dublen Homes. 1.5 Story. Ladue Schools, 4BR/5BA 4,844SF 3-car garage.

$750,000 Unique opportunity to renovate original classic colonial ‘Tucker Lane’ home. 3,300 SF, 3BR/4.5BA.

20 CARRSWOLD DRIVE ~ UNDER CONTRACT

$649,900 Tuscan décor condo in the heart of Clayton, 4BR/3.5BA, 3,500 +/- SF. Complex has swimming pool.

527 WINDY HILL ACRES LANE

$1,499,000 4BR Colonial on 6+ secluded acres, manicured lawn, pool and guest cottage.

18024 BONHOMME BEND COURT

$939,900 Private 4BR/5BA/4,205SF with pool. Main floor master, finished LL, 4-car garage.

2069 SOUTH MASON ROAD

$799,000 Prestigious residential 4.5+ acre building site in Town & Country, could be subdivided to 2 lots.

1665 WILSON ROAD

$614,900 3.6 acres, 4BR/5BA 6,000SF total. Pool, twelve garage spaces. Extremely private.

KIRKWOOD / DES PERES / BALLWIN 7 HAWBROOK LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT

$719,000 Updated 4BR/2.5BA, custom kitchen, formal LR & DR, family room, scr. porch on park-like half-acre.

305 N. HARRISON AVENUE ~ UNDER CONTRACT $280,000 Swan Cottage on the National Register of Historical Places, renovated 2BR/2BA, 1,500SF, .3 acres.

1013 PLAZA TERRACE ~ UNDER CONTRACT

$252,000 Charming 4BR Kirkwood Cape Cod! Updated kit & baths, newer windows, roof, HVAC, plumb. & elec.

CENTRAL WEST END / DEMUN 5215 LINDELL BOULEVARD

$1,399,900 Elegant mansion on Lindell. All new systems. CatV/voice data/ dual coax. 4BR/5BA 7,000SF total.

SAINT LOUIS COUNTY 7729 BOARDWALK TOWER CIRCLE ~ OPEN SUN 2-4 $124,900 Beautiful end unit in Winghaven. 2BR/2.5BA, Loft, new carpet, many upgrades! Walk to the Boardwalk!

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Sunlight streams into this south-facing 2,880sf 2BR/2.5BA condo with Brazilian cherry floors, split-bedroom plan, huge private 1,100sf terrace.

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881-3899 office 607-5555 cell completely remodeled with open floor plan. Custom kitchen, master suite with updated bath, finished lower level with playroom. Parklike setting with view of lake in lovely neighborhood. 5 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths $585,000

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last year, she knew exactly where she wanted to plant her roots with 9-year-old son Declan. The Ladue native rented a home in Frontenac just a few miles from the neighborhood where she grew up and her parents still reside. Yes, Frontenac is small—less than 3 square miles—but its close-knit community, vibrant shopping and dining scene, and easy access to Highway 40 make it the perfect home for this family.

Q. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE FRONTENAC? A. I worked with a realtor looking specifically in the Ladue school district. I love being centrally located. You

know the old joke about St. Louisans not wanting to drive far? I’m one of them! I love the appeal of Frontenac. I love that it’s small and convenient; it really is an arm of Ladue. We are close to the corner of Clayton and Lindbergh, and I was fortunate to find a great house here.

Q. WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU SEEN SINCE YOU RETURNED HOME? A. St. Louis has improved on a good thing. Now I see just one spectacular house after another. I spent time

out West where even the most spectacular homes are on tiny lots and close together. Here, we’re not fenced in on top of each other. It’s fun for Declan to have friends in the neighborhood where he can run and roam.

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Q. PLAZA FRONTENAC IS A STAPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. DO YOU ENJOY SHOPPING THERE? A. Everything I need is there. I like the ease of it, and they really do hit all price points. You don’t have to go

to Neiman and Saks for everything. There’s also Ann Taylor and more reasonable options. I can run in and out and get what I need in a nice environment.

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each other before going into a bigger middle school. They will change classrooms for some periods, and they’ll have lockers.

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friends for Declan than the kids who play sports with him at Reed Elementary. A lot of us have deep roots in St. Louis, so I’ve known many parents for a long time. Declan has really enjoyed it.

Q. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE NEW FIFTH GRADE CENTER YOUR SON WILL ATTEND IN THE FALL? A. It’s new to everybody, but what we’ve been told is that this will give them their own space to get to know

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Q. WAS IT EASY TO RETURN TO YOUR HOMETOWN? A. We were welcomed with open arms by friends of mine who have kids. I couldn’t ask for a better group of

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BEST RESTAURANTS>> Once a month, a group of friends and I do a happy hour girls’ night at Fleming’s. Declan loves kid-friendly places like Lester’s and Sportsman’s.

BEST PLACE FOR KIDS>> Declan loves Grassi’s—even when we don’t eat there, we go for ices all the time.

BEST PARKS>> Unfortunately, there aren’t any parks near us, but we like to go to Tilles with our dog, Bandit.

BEST PLACE TO MEET FRIENDS>> Brio is a great for spontaneous get-togethers with girlfriends. For coffee, Starbucks is good, and we always love Deer Creek.

BEST SHOPPING>> Of course, Plaza Frontenac, and I’m in and out of the shops in Clayton Road, too.


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ignificantly restored and renovated, this elegant, white-washed brick home sits on 2.75 acres. The current owners have paid great attention to detail throughout resulting in lovely, stylish spaces that are perfect for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifestyle. Architectural features abound with a variety of deep plaster moldings, handcrafted millwork, arched doorways, and multiple fireplaces. There is plenty of room in which to spread out with five plus bedrooms, six full baths (four of which are ensuite), and three half baths. The recent kitchen/family room wing addition with private guest suite above is beautifully designed, and the craftsmanship, exceptional. As the hub of activity, the gourmet kitchen accommodates every occasion and is a cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream. The family room, reminiscent of an English hunting lodge, boasts antique oak bookcases made in the UK, stately beams, and an impressive stone fireplace. Terraced patios lead to a pool with fountain and a wooded backdrop beyond, offering complete privacy. Simply magnificent!

47 Rye Lane - Olivette $425,000 NEW LISTING! Picture perfect backyard with white picket fence and brick patio adds to the outdoor living area of this crisp home. Fantastic sunroom/family room has a wall of windows, and living room includes built-in bookcases and fireplace.

1645 Trotting Trail - Chesterfield $829,000 NEW LISTING! Every inch of this gorgeous contemporary has been redone. It sits on two plus acres overlooking a lake in Kehrs Mill Trails. Large covered front porch is cocooned by woods. Fabulous master suite opens to pool area.

7710 West Biltmore Drive - Clayton $749,900 NEW LISTING! Abundant natural light, courtesy of many windows, brightens the floor plan of this warm and inviting five-bedroom listing with Large living spaces.

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BALLWIN $209,000 1156 Hollyberry Drive 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths NEW LISTING

BRENtWOOD $129,900 1726 Redbird Cove 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath NEW LISTING

LADUE I $1,650,000 9 Glencairn 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths NEW LISTING

tOWN & COUNtRy $565,000 13035 Pembrooke Valley 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths NEW LISTING

FRONtENAC I $939,900 20 Georgian Acres 5 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths NEW LISTING

LADUE $2,295,000 6 Vista Brook Lane 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths NEW LISTING

7715 Cornell Avenue, University City Offered at $319,000. Open 4/14, 1-3 PM.

1175 Mill Crossing Dr., Unit 202, Creve Coeur Offered at $295,400.

118 Lake Forest, Richmond Heights Offered at $1,095,000.

6352 Alexander Drive, Clayton Offered at $1,275,000.

750 S. Hanley Road, Unit 350, Clayton Offered at $429,000.

527 North & South, University City Offered at $629,900.

21 Upper Ladue Road, Ladue Offered at $3,600,000.

9154 Eager Road, Brentwood Offered at $105,000.

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13675 Evergreen Glen, South County New ListiNg. Offered at $332,800. Open 4/14, 2-4 PM.

11 Balcon Estates, Creve Coeur New ListiNg. Offered at $989,000.

1341 Highland Terrace, Richmond Heights New ListiNg. Offered at $129,900.

16 Broadview Farm, Creve Coeur New ListiNg. Offered at $739,000.

5964 Columbia, St. Louis New ListiNg. Offered at $185,000.

15 Dromara, Ladue Offered at $1,695,000.

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109 sterLiNg CrOssiNg, Dardenne Prairie. $329,900. 1-3 PM 3675 eVergreeN gLeN, South County. $332,800. 2-4 PM 7715 COrNeLL aVeNUe, University City. $319,000. 1-3 PM 1050 NOrtH sPOeDe rD., Creve Coeur. $288,900. 12-2 PM 7275 staNFOrD aVeNUe, U. City. $277,000. 2-4 PM

6 Vista brOOk LaNe, Ladue. Elegant 5BR/3.5+BA home on three acres. Custom finishes throughout, gourmet kitchen and lower level with a guest suite. $2,295,000 9 gLeNCairN, Ladue. Beautiful home designed by architect, Dick Busch. Large windows, graceful living room, formal dining room, warm family room and gourmet kitchen. $1,650,000 20 geOrgiaN aCres, Frontenac. A five bedroom gem with fabulous kitchen/hearth room. Lovely patio, finished lower level and main floor laundry. Ladue Schools. $939,900 16 brOaDView FarM, Creve Coeur. Meticulously maintained and beautifully updated. The main floor includes formal living and dining rooms, and a bright open eat-in kitchen. $739,000 13035 PeMbrOOke VaLLeY, Town & Country. Elegant low maitenance lifestyle, beautiful gated community. 3BR/2.5BA condo, updated kitchen and lovely deck. $565,000 13675 eVergreeN gLeN, South County. 8 year new, two story with all the bells and whistles! Private location, beautiful décor, fenced yard, and a 3-car garage. $332,800. Open 4/14, 2-4 PM 1156 HOLLYberrY, Ballwin. 4BR vaulted ranch. Open floor plan, neutral interior and level lot. Screened porch off family room, updated baths and over-sized 2-car garage. $209,000 5964 COLUMbia aVeNUe, St. Louis. Charming 1.5-story home in Clifton Heights neighborhood, 4BR/2BA, 1,884 square feet, original millwork, wood floors and front porch. $185,000 1726 reDbirD COVe, Brentwood. Located in the best area of Brentwood Forest, this 2BR/1BA unit is a standout. Find fresh paint colors, newer carpeting and a new kitchen. $129,900

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8 LONg MeaDOws LaNe, Town & Country. $2,220,000. 1-4 PM 11204 HUNters POND, Creve Coeur. $1,395,000. 1-3 PM 200 HibLer Oaks, Creve Coeur. $749,900. 1-3 PM 867 MCCaULeY COUrt, St. Charles. $389,000. 1-3 PM

13597 Royal Glen, Town & Country Offered at $695,000.

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Roses need plenty of space, so don’t crowd them with an overabundance of other plants. Give each one enough room to grow and breathe. Planning for good air circulation around the roses will help protect them from fungal diseases. When placing in the ground, you’ll need a hole 14 to 18 inches wide to accommodate the roots. In a wheelbarrow, combine two parts existing soil with one part well-rotted manure and one part compost, then plant the roses in this fortifying mixture. Finally, you’ll want to make sure you’ve properly planted the bud union, or area of the plant between the roots and limbs. In milder climate such as ours, you can plant the union a full inch above ground. However, in colder climates you’ll want to bury one to two inches below ground to keep it safe during cold temperatures and freezes.

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Q | How important are organized closets? Should I invest in storage systems? A | Spacious and organized closets can sell your home faster. Storage is one of the most important factors buyers consider. I suggest leaving a lot of free space on closet shelves and extra hangers on a rod to create an impression of space. The floor should be almost empty, as well, and good lighting is helpful.

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Q | Our roof is old but in good condition. Would replacing it raise home value?

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