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There’s nothing like a trip abroad to make you appreciate home. I find travel educational, but home is where my comfort level is. Just try wearing your favorite jeans and flip flops in the lobby of a Monte Carlo casino. (Maybe don’t try it; I’m not sure they’d let you in the door, the $15 cover charge notwithstanding.) Europeans simply are not as casual as we are, at least not in public. For their evening walks down the esplanade, they come home from work and put on their Sunday best. When I come home from work, I put on my sweats. I knew better than to do that across the pond—every day I gussied up in white jeans and collared shirts. No matter; I was still left in the dust by the French women, in their Chanel scarves and heels (at breakfast). And the newly rich Russians weren’t far behind—the women, that is. The men obviously hadn’t gotten the memo. Then there was the surprising profusion of branded merchandise like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Longchamps, Gucci, et. al. If there is a recession in Europe, you can’t tell it from the handbags. Or the prices. I was 22 euros into a box of Italian nougats before realizing I had just paid $35 for gum drops. After that, I wasn’t about to fall for the macaroons at the Paris airport—4 euros for an almond paste Oreo? Sacre bleu! The challenges aside, travel is interesting and mind-expanding, and not only because you learn so much about other cultures. You come back learning a little something about home, too.

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Ranken Jordan A Pediatric Specialty Hospital ] by tony di martino His name is Michael Tekeser, but everyone calls him Mikey T. The 17-year-old sports fan was born with a rare degenerative nerve disorder that causes lifelong complications. There is no cure. Confined to a wheelchair, he can’t speak and can barely move, but he communicates with his eyes. Those eyes were full of joyful tears at a recent hockey game, where Mikey was a guest of the St. Louis Blues. “Knowing Mikey is their No. 1 fan, the Blues organization arranged a suite overlooking the goal for Mikey, his mom and his medical team,” says Ranken Jordan CEO Lauri Tanner. Hockey hall-of-famer and former Blues forward Keith Tkachuk sat next to Mikey and talked sports for all three periods. Officials and players stopped by to say hello, presenting him with a personalized jersey and autographed hockey stick. “He’s still on cloud nine,” Tanner says. “It’s a night he’ll never forget—and neither will we.” It was a dream come true for Mikey, but typical of Ranken Jordan’s ‘care beyond the bedside’ philosophy. “There’s a limit to how much you can heal by staying in a hospital bed, staring at TV,” says Tanner, a registered nurse. “We get kids up and moving, helping them function as fully as possible. Before you know it, they’re ready to face the world again, physically and emotionally stronger than when they came in.” The philosophy applies to parents, also. “We reduce stress by coordinating care with referring physicians, specialists, nurses and therapists.” Ranken Jordan, established in 1941, serves kids ages 2 weeks to 21 years with a broad range of options, including outpatient and rehabilitation programs and psychological support. “We’re a transition between acute care and home for the sickest of the sick: kids who were born with complex conditions or who’ve suffered severe complications from accidents or injuries,” Tanner explains. “Families come to us after other hospitals tell them, There’s nothing more we can do for your child.” But most parents aren’t able to handle a complex, ongoing medical condition at home. “So we fill that gap, and then educate parents to continue the healing.” Demand for the hospital’s specialized services is high, and the waiting list keeps growing. “We hope to expand from 34 to 60 beds in the next few years, but there’s no way we can do it without continued community support,” Tanner says. The annual Ranken Jordan Golf Tournament, one of the institution’s major fundraisers, takes place July 9 at Norwood Hills Country Club. The event, chaired by Walter Bazan Jr., is sponsored by Thompson Coburn and McCarthy Building Cos. Having a seriously ill child can be a lonely experience. “Many overwhelmed parents tell us they’d lost all hope until they walked through our doors,” Tanner says. “They felt everyone had given up on their child. Well, we don’t give up. Other facilities may provide life support, but Ranken Jordan is all about living support.”

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A recent public forum on the growing heroin problem among suburban teens was produced by the Brentwood, Clayton and Ladue school districts. The town hall-style meeting at Clayton High included representatives from the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, St. Louis County Police and St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund. Educators, social services agencies, treatment experts and law enforcement authorities implore parents to accept that heroin is no longer an urban crisis: The horrendously addictive narcotic is cheaper and easier to get in the county than ever. Jumpin’ Jehosaphat! You mean to tell me that psychics will take your money and promise you anything under the sun, but it might not come true? Police say a Chesterfield man reported he was a victim of fraud because he gave a psychic thousands to lift a curse. But since his luck still sucks, he wants something done about it. Police told him no crime was committed, suggesting he seek legal advice to pursue a civil claim. OMG—does this mean my newspaper horoscope is really ‘for entertainment only?’ Maybe I should stick to the promises of wealth and romance I get in fortune cookies. If Suzy Harriston were a high-schooler ‘friending,’ but really spying on Facebook users under an assumed name, she’d have been sent to the principal’s office. But she is the high school principal! Clayton School District officials allege that ‘Suzy Harriston’ was the Facebook alias of principal Louise Losos, who assumed the persona to monitor students on the site. ‘Suzy Harriston’ had managed to

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troll for about 300 Facebook friends, many of them CHS students. A terse district message states Losos resigned as principal effective June 30 because of “a fundamental dispute concerning the appropriate use of social media.” Ladies and gentlemen, start your trowels! Meanwhile, 2012 Beautification Awards nominators, sharpen your, typing skills. The people who wish to recognize citizens who make Creve Coeur beautiful need to cast their ballots no later than June 1. There are 11 categories, from Best In City to Best Stormwater Solution, in the form to be found atop Anyone who’s so much as driven under or across the Olive-I-270 bridge would have to be immune to beauty not to rubberneck at the plantings in which this community obviously takes great pride. The iconic smiley face is emblazoned on the plastic bags shoppers get at Walmart. I often think the image of an 800-pound gorilla would be more suitable. The company is putting a new store southwest of Manchester and Kiefer Creek roads, presently an area of weedy lots that include vacant auto dealerships. Many local businesses say they may benefit in the short term, yet suffer over time. Restaurants would enjoy increased lunchtime traffic during construction—but then what? They probably have a lot less to worry about than small businesses with products and services available at Walmart. As the could-be victim of a similar scam, I can imagine how frustrating it is to prove your innocence to Big Brother Inc., of

which cable companies are indifferent members. A local provider tried to hit up an unsuspecting Kirkwood resident for about $800 in unpaid fees, but authorities allege the account was set up by some itinerant slimeball in Hanley Hills. Postal officials say the ruse is common, perpetrated by people who pull up stakes frequently. What’s more, the Federal Trade Commission reports this type of fraud is less common than credit-card fraud—but barely, by 1 measly percentage point (14 versus 13 percent). What does a young couple from Kansas City do on vacay in St. Louis? Why, they hit Ted Drewes, the Arch, the Zoo… plus residences in Rock Hill, Brentwood, Maplewood and Webster Groves. In January, an alert Brentwood woman noticed the female half of the none-too-stealthy pair pacing in front of her neighbor’s house for about 10 minutes when a man with a backpack joined her and they headed down the street. She alerted the cops, and a patrol sergeant swung by and questioned the two, who not only admitted to robbery but had almost $20,000 in other people’s stuff on them! Authorities commended neighborhood watcher Beth Clay and Sgt. Jeff Manestar recently for their role in ending the bungling burglary spree. The face-lift for the Gateway Arch grounds has more than a half-billion dollars to go toward its projected 2015 completion. Even with all the deep corporate pockets in and around the STL, that seems as likely as someone climbing the monument with their bare hands and feet. Well, the city, along with St. Louis and St. Charles counties, may request a 3/16th-of-a-cent tax to wrap up the

plan. State legislators passed a bill that could put the measure on the ballot in the three jurisdictions. But what about hitting up residents of other counties who enjoy our nearest and dearest national park? We know a couple of attorneys who’ve left their practices to teach. It isn’t less stressful, they say, but ultimately more satisfying. Here’s a different rub: Laura Ortmann was the attorney for Ginger Bay Salon and Spa in Kirkwood. But, rather than put out a shingle, she purchased the company. Her time spent just chillaxing—OK, we’re not so naïve as to think the spa business isn’t hard work—has paid off: Ginger Bay’s second salon, in Town & Country, has been named the national Salon of the Year by Salon Today magazine. The editor surprised Ortmann recently by presenting her with a mock-up of the June issue’s cover. In another no-news TV report from Webster Groves, nobody was hurt when water mains broke earlier this month. OK, twice. On two consecutive weekdays. Video showed water washing across Watson Road just west of Elm Avenue, and authorities expected repairs to be completed by rush hour the next day. The day before, a main had broken at Plymouth Avenue and Big Bend Boulevard near Webster University. This is exactly what’s so fun about relaying that no news is no news: “There is no word if the most recent break is a direct result of the first.”

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[ nostalgia ] Gypsy Caravan by judy goodman A St. Louis tradition, Gypsy Caravan is coming up Memorial Day, May 28. Now at the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus, rain or shine, thousands of St. Louisans will come to explore and shop at the event’s 40th anniversary. Created by the fabulous Helen Weiss of Famous-Barr and the visionary Evelyn Newman in 1972, Gypsy Caravan was an idea presented to the Women’s Assocation of the St. Louis Symphony. Volunteer fundraisers at that time were known as women’s associations, like the multiple ‘women’s auxiliaries’ that raised money to support vital services delivered by hospitals and important organizations. Weiss secured Famous-Barr as a sponsor, and Newman, who launched a variety of local cultural events and institutions still extant today, ensured its success. The first Gypsy Caravan took place at the Famous-Barr parking lot in Northwest Plaza, then at its peak in popularity. Opened in 1963 by Louis

Zorensky, Milton Zorensky and Saul Brodsky, the open-air shopping center was the largest mall in the world. Later purchased by New York-based Paramount, it was enclosed and expanded in 1989 to nearly 2 million square feet. By 1979, Gypsy Caravan had moved to the St. Louis Arena and was chaired by Anna Lea Kerckhoff in its new location. “The Women’s Association had 1,200 members, and the comaraderie was great fun,” Kerckhoff remembers. “We had to be at the Arena at 4 a.m. to work with the vendors, so we stayed at the Cheshire Inn to enjoy an evening together.” After years at the Arena, Gypsy Caravan moved to University of Missouri-St. Louis from 1995 to 2000, then relocated to Saint Louis University from 2001 to 2003. It made its way to downtown St. Louis in 2003, then moved back to the UMSL campus in 2008. While somewhat of a gypsy itself in relocating around St. Louis, it has now grown to more than 400 booths.

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[now Brought to you by the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association, the event draws 20,000 shoppers who embrace the opportunity to wander around one of the Midwest’s largest antiques, crafts and flea markets with vendors from several states who provide everything from trinkets to treasures. Open 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., the Memorial Day tradition has raised more than $3.4 million to support the Symphony’s mission to enrich people’s lives through the power of music. And that’s a cause whose importance has not changed in 40 years. If you would like to contribute a memory, please contact judy at

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The Sheldon’s 100th anniversary season kicks off Oct. 11 with a specially commissioned work by local composer and pianist Peter Martin. The piece, This Present Past, will be performed by an all-star cast that includes famed soprano Christine Brewer, jazz great Branford Marsalis and members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Other artists scheduled for the 2012-13 season include Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash, Janis Ian, Dianne Reeves, Arturo Sandoval, Ricky Skaggs, Livingston Taylor and many others. To see a complete season schedule or order tickets, visit

[ High Note ] Composer Helen Graham, an 81-year-old Parc Provence resident, is being honored during Strong in Song, a monthlong music festival at the community. In 1965, she co-wrote High-Flying Redbirds, a theme song for the Cardinals that was played during every home game.

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St. Louisan Amie Corley, of Amie Corley Interiors, was recently named one of five top young interior designers by Southern Living magazine. Corley was chosen for her creative use of color and contrast.

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[ Passionate About Parks ] St. Louis is known worldwide for its beautiful parks. Now local historians NiNi Harris and Esley Hamilton have immortalized them in St. Louis Parks, a book that focuses on the citizens, civic leaders, architects and landscape artists behind city and county green spaces. The book, published by Reedy Press, includes a forward by Peter Raven and photography by Mark Scott Abeln and Steve Tiemann. It’s available at bookstores and at

[ First Lady of Fun ] Most of us recall Jean Carnahan as a dedicated First Lady of Missouri and the first woman in our state’s history to serve in the U.S. Senate. But who knew she was so funny? Get in on the joke with A Little Help from My Friends...and Other Hilarious Tales of Graying Graciously, a collection of 30 essays that supply tongue-in-chic advice for navigating the perils of cosmetic counters, malls and old age.

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[ A New Beginning ] Lift for Life Academy, the earliest independent charter school in St. Louis City, recently held its first graduation ceremony at Harris Stowe University. Nearly 70 students received diplomas. “All members of the senior class have applied to post-secondary institutions, be it a community college, four-year university or the military,” says Marshall Cohen, proud founder and executive director. 10 |



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site at any Dr. Michael Noble of its four photo by THOMAS WARWICK locations, using local or intravenous anesthesia. “There is no job too big or too small,” he says. “We take pride in our relationships with referring dentists and physicians in the community.” Education also plays an important role. The practice’s fellowship program accepts one promising young surgeon each year, and Noble wants to expand the the program to include a second fellow soon. The fellowship’s purpose is twofold: to educate young professionals and to learn from the latest professional research. “Sharing our practices with others in the field keeps us sharp as well,” he says. “We thrive in an educational environment, because if you’re constantly stuck in your own office, you have no idea if you are behind the times.” Patients receive the same level of care regardless of the procedure’s complexity. The results, Noble says, can be life-changing. A patient suffering from a lopsided jaw since birth can be ostracized and marred by low self-esteem. A successful procedure may offer confidence for the first time. “That’s the most rewarding part of the job,” he says. “Correcting a facial skeleton affects more than just jaw function—it affects their outlook on life.”

Oral Facial Surgery Institute and Implant Center, based at Mercy, has three additional locations: in Kirkwood, Chesterfield and Eureka. For more information, call 314.251.6725 or visit Pictured on the cover: (front) Drs. michael b. barbick, patrick r. morris, michael w. noble, mark e. beehner, (back) drs. michael e. suden, gregory t. tull, mykle a. jacobs, john a. haden. Cover design by jon fogel | Cover photo courtesy of OFSI

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Enjoy a family-friendly, community open house!

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Free Hands-Only™ CPR training

10:15 - Noon Photos with Rally Squirrel

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meet-and-greet. Health Seminars:

9:30 | No more pain in your back Free Heart Screenings Fasting is requested for more accurate results. RSVP is required.

Dr. Tad Berry, Pain Specialist

10:15 | Killer cramps are not normal! Dr. Patrick Yeung, SLUCare OB/Gyn

11:00 | The keys to aging in place

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has purchased two new lasers that effectively treat and help prevent unsightly toenail fungus just in time for sandal season ( The Lifestyle Center now performs Tickle Lipo, an office-based body contouring procedure that transfers stem cell and regenerative cell-rich fat deposits to the face, hands and buttocks ( BioBalance Health now offers I-Lipo, a new, noninvasive laser treatment that sheds fatty inches fast ( Clean Spa has created the exclusive, one-hour Clear Nail program, combining the latest fungal nail laser technology with a unique antifungal gel nail that protects and beautifies the nail for regrowth ( Clients who book LIFESTYLE CENTER an appointment at Midwest Vein Center in June or July receive a 20 percent discount on sclerotherapy to prep legs for summer ( CLEAN SPA

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[ As Memorial Day approaches, do you wonder which summertime foods are indigenous to the 1904 World’s Fair? Iced tea? Hot dogs? Dr. Pepper? Actually, according to Michael Truax, president of the 1904 World’s Fair Society, while many foods were popularized here in 1904, the only one actually invented at the fair is…puffed rice. Really. ] [ One of our best-kept secrets is the series of free carillon concerts at 7 p.m. Tuesday nights on the beautiful grounds of Concordia Seminary in Clayton. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and picnic. ]

[ Who has better baseball fans, St. Louis or Boston? Former Cy Young hurler John Smoltz says Red Sox fans are more interested in winning, while Cards loyalists are fans of the game. Smoltz, who played for both clubs, has a new memoir, Starting and Closing. He marvels at the two standing ovations welcoming him to Busch Stadium when he joined our pitching staff in 2009: “I had never experienced anything like it in my life.” ] [ I counted at least 12 Cardinals, including David Freese and manager Mike Matheny, spending a recent day off at the Thompson Center for Autism’s annual gala at the Frontenac Hilton. Matheny told the crowd he is warning Freese not to overextend himself by accepting every invitation. Apparently Freese has trouble saying no to charities. ]

[ Kirkwood’s Bob Nelson reunited with Bill Bradley this month when the former U.S. Senator was back in his home state promoting his new book, We Can All Do Better. The two met once outside London in 1967 when Nelson was coaching the English national basketball squad and Bradley was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Nelson recalls winning a dinner by beating Bradley—a gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympic games—at horse. Bradley went on to the New York Knicks and Nelson coached Forest Park Community College basketball for 25 years. ] [ Look for Janet Evanovich 9 a.m. June 29 at Stages St. Louis. She’ll discuss her upcoming novel, Wicked Business, for the Fontbonne University Book Club series. Reservations are needed, but it’s a free event. ]

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Broadway Fantasies Production John F. Kennedy High School Ladue • Clayton • Westport

>>suzy esstman’s walk on sunshine

Hadassah St. Louis 9:30 a.m. | Queeny Park

>>international buffet and festival

traditional congregation 4 to 7 p.m. | traditional congregation 636.386.0504

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>>Cassidy Turley/Ronald McDonald House Dinner Auction & Golf Tournament Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis Meadowbrook Country Club 314.932.4132

>>A ‘Sing’-ular Performance!


S ’ A R M S PA R E L E G N A G N I T NTS ALU During

National Foster Care Month

Siteman Cancer Center 7 p.m. | Whitaker Hall at W.U. 314.961.0644

>>24th Golf Classic

Fontbonne University Norman K. Probstein Golf Course 314.889.1408

>>$1,000,000 Muscle Car Shootout

St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association Missouri Bluffs Golf Club

Missouri Rhineland Kennel Club 6 to 10 p.m. | Indoor Purina Event Center 314.982.3232

>>Lumiere Golf Classic

Marshall Faulk Foundation Stonewolf Golf Club


South County

We believe that foster children deserve the chance to be children, to be part of a family and a community, and to live up to their potential. Barb Bocklage FLoRISSAnt

Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas 6:30 a.m. | Kirkwood Train Station

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Phyllis & Eldon Hackman BALLWIN

We also want to thank state and agency workers as well as all other foster parents who work tirelessly on behalf of “our” children.

Debbie & Ben Clark o’FALLon, MISSouRI

>>Ronald McDonald House Ride


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis St. Louis Community College at Forest Park

>>Annual Golf Classic

Asthma & Allergy Foundation, St. louis chapter Old Hickory Golf Club

>>Tee Up To Cure Diabetes JDRF Boone Valley Golf Club


We salute the selfless and caring Angels’ Arms parents who have collectively cared for 248 foster children while living in our homes. They have made the decision to dedicate their lives to these children, showing them that they are wanted and loved, and that they do in fact matter.

>>Seize the Day Epilepsy 5K Run-Walk

Friends of Saint Louis University Liver Center Strathalbyn Farms Club

Jenny & Shane Tripp

Becky & Jesse Hughes

>>International Cheese, Wine & Canine Festival

>>Shoot for a Cure Golf Event



South County

>>18th Annual Golf Classic

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 11:30 a.m. | Forest Hills Country Club

Katie & Josh Brown

Margie & Ed Hopper

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Angels’ Arms is A locAl nonprofit thAt provides the homes And mAny needed resources for foster fAmilies.

1445 South 18th Street Unit 105 St. Louis 63104 | 314-771-5868 |

May is national foster care Month Help spread awareness because every child deserves a happy childhood. MAY 23, 2012


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[DayMakers by catherine klene

Peggy Dimitriades, St. Louis County Library photo by bill barrett

How do you choose books? Not every book makes for a great book discussion. We try to have different genres, like the classics, nonfiction, current fiction and historical. Our library book discussion leaders meet quarterly and present titles. Then we survey members and pull the top four or so. I’m very proud of the variety we have. What I like is when someone says, I never would have read this if it wasn’t for book group. There are some books that maybe weren’t best-sellers, but they’re still great. What if a book isn’t available? The biggest challenge is when someone wants a kit, and their group is meeting tomorrow or even that afternoon. I try to find another book that will suit them if their choice

isn’t available. I ask what books have been successes, or what they’ve read in the past few months. If they’ve read nonfiction in April and heavy fiction in March, they may be ready for something lighter. Your kits are wildly popular. Some people schedule kits six months out! It’s so satisfying when customers let me know that it’s a wonderful program and they appreciate what the library is doing. I have some real regulars. Members of one Frontenac group all called me from the car while driving back from Lake of the Ozarks to reserve upcoming kits. We’re all bonded by books.

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Research specialist Peggy Dimitriades knows books. And just as important, she knows book clubs. Dimitriades spends her days researching and creating book kits at the St. Louis County Library. These kits, which are available to any county resident with a library card, include enough copies of the book for club members to read, discussion guides and authors information. The program’s success has skyrocketed; the library went from offering 16 kits to 400 in just five years and now includes options for teenagers and children. When St. Louis book clubs hit a rut, Dimitriades leads them to literary gems they never would have found themselves.

You’re a big fan of the classics. Why? I love to throw out a classic. Often we hear, I read that in high school, but when you’re reading that same book at a different time in your life, it can be a different experience. I recommend things like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn or Great Expectations, books that are especially appropriate considering what the country is going through right now. It has to be asked: What’s your favorite book? One of my favorites is I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. The relationship between the two brothers shows how strong a bond can be. The other book I love—which is not me at all—is Mystic River, because the author is so descriptive and really draws you in.


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heard in the [ halls ]

Now you see them, now you don’t!

by lauren madras

Rossman School The sixth-grade class recently toured the South during a whirlwind four-day trip. They visited Shiloh Battlefield in Tennessee, Helen Keller’s birthplace in Alabama and spent two days at Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. There they learned about the history of space travel, participated in a mock space shuttle mission and experienced what it’s like to train as an astronaut.

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Chesterfield Montessori School A very adorable ground-breaking crew made the first dent in a new gymnasium construction project. The LEED-certified building will house the athletic facilities as well as a performing arts stage and is scheduled for completetion in late fall.


Dr. Michele Koo, MD, FACS Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon 333 South Kirkwood Road | St. Louis 63122 | 314 984 8331 twin oaks

Nipher Middle School Recently, more than 200 sixth grade students, led by social studies teacher Florence Borman, participated in the nationwide anti-bullying initiative, Stand 4 Change. More than 1 million individuals across the country stood up at 11 a.m. May 4 to demonstrate their commitment to the cause. Nipher students held antibullying signs outside to raise awareness.

Washington University The Boeing Engineering Challenge brought together 80 area high school students and Boeing engineers to compete in an aerodynamics contest. Students constructed balsa-wood planes and tested them to see which made the farthest flights, the straightest paths, the longest hang times and the highest quality of flight.

Twin Oaks Christian School The recent eighth-grade trip took the graduating class to the nation’s capital for a tour of the cultural and historical sites there. The trip has been a rite of passage for the eight previous graduating classes, and one students look forward to.

Crossroads College Preparatory School Seniors Chris Gatewood and Lindsey Emery directed and produced a full-length documentary about their graduating class from middle school to present called Seniors 2012. They worked with Aunt Max Entertainment and will premiere the film at 7 p.m. May 24 at the Tivoli Theatre.

Kirkwood School District The track at Kirkwood High School has recently been dedicated to Alvin Miller, a 1983 grad and star athlete who lettered in basketball, football, and track and field. Miller still holds the school records in the 100-meter dash, the 200 dash, and 110-meter hurdles and is considered one of the best athletes in the school’s history. Share your school news by emailing us at or go to our Facebook page and post your photos, stories and more! LIKE us on facebook! | MAY 23, 2012


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by charles barnes

[ruth’s chris]


by carla falasco

What | Last Dinner on the Titanic Where | The Fox Theatre When | April 14 Why | The Last Dinner of the Titanic benefited the Fox Performing Arts Foundation, the nonprofit that fosters and promotes the performing arts in the St. Louis metropolitan area Who | Party chairlady Mary Strauss and history-minded attendees Highlights | A historically accurate dinner served on the Fox stage, meticulously researched to authentically replicate the sumptuous 11-course meal (and the accompanying wines) served on that fateful night. The unique event was made possible by the partnership between the Fox Theatre and L’Ecole Culinaire. Guests were encouraged to dress in the style of the period.

What | RBar Opening Party Where | Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Clayton When | April 12 Why | To kick off patio season Who | On-air personalities Dave Glover of KFTK and Mark Klose of KHITS, Town & Style publisher Lauren Rechan and editor-in-chief Dorothy Weiner, general manager John Beck of Emmis radio, Ruth’s Chris VP of operations Peggy Cseresznyes and other revelers Highlights | A decadent spread and cocktails, swag bags full of RBar goodies and a live performance by Jesse Dawkins.

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1| Mike and Lauren Rechan, Peggy Cseresznyes, Andrew Patania 2| Dorothy Weiner, Rachel tobener 3| Joe Gudiswitz, Ligaya Figueras 4| Paula Russell, Andy Dielmann, Carolyn Connolly, Joan Berkman 5| Molly Ross, Jen Cross 6| Laurie and Larry Badler 7| Gary and Becky Kueker, P.J. Doyle 8| Chuck Soffner, Dr. Jay 9| Peter and Brooke Schultz, Jesse Dawkins

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Strauss 2| Rachelle and Adam Capes, Judy and David Capes 3| Sandy Highsmith 4| Kitty Ratcliffe, Mike Isaacson, Sally Johnston 5| Ken and Nancy Kranzberg 6| Patrick Kissel 7| David Diener, Joan Quiksilver 8| Miran Halen, Warner and Cindy Baxter 9| Philip Slein, Millie Cain

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by margaret rambo What | COCAcabana 2012: White Hot Where | COCA When | April 27 Why | To help fund COCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs and services, including the


Urban Arts and Scholarship Program, which provides free arts education annually to 3,000 low-income students in area public schools Who | Co-chairs Barbara and Steve Archer, Molly and Chris Danforth, Rachel and Jack Oliver; auction co-chairs Rob Merlin, Cindy Murdoch, Jane Peacock; executive director Kelly Pollock; board president Cheryl Holman; and 710 creatively attired supporters. Town & Style was the proud media sponsor of this event. Highlights | Special guests and actors Ellie Kemper, Scott Foley and Sarah Clarke


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springboard by carla falasco What Springboard Minds in Motion Gala Where Moto Museum When April 13 Why To support Springboard’s innovative programs in



[SNAPPED!] illumination gala by margaret rambo

What | illumination: A Celebration of Lifesaving Cancer Cures Where | Ritz-Carlton Ballroom When | April 14 Why | To benefit the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at

the arts, culture, humanities and sciences that it provide within local schools and community organizations Who Luminary Award Recipients included board president Kathie Winter and husband Richard Winter, Glen ‘Papa’ Wright, and representatives of St. Louis public schools. Executive director Sheroo Mukhtiar welcomed guests, keynote speaker Julius Hunter offered remarks, Cindy Maritz served as event chair. Highlights A live performance by Tony Artz, cocktails, silent auction, and a live ‘fund a need’

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in support of the Cancer Frontier Fund for cancer research Who | Co-chairs Ron Kruszewski and Tom Hillman, actress Minnie Driver, president Rich Liekweg, Kristin Marino, Lee Kling, Ken and Shawn Suelthaus, Marsha and Bill Rusnack, Norma Stern, Mueriel Carp, Dr. Jay and Lynn Piccirillo and 600 guests Highlights | Gourmet dinner, luxury auction, Fund-A-Cure, and a performance by accomplished vocalist Minnie Driver








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1| Minnie Driver 2| Kim and Dr. Tim Eberlein 3| Ron Kruszewski 4| Mueriel Carp 5| Jennifer and Tom Hillman 6| Marsha and Bill Rusnack 7| Stacey and Rich Liekweg 8| Ken and Shawn Suelthaus 9| Steve and Katie Schankman 10| Dr. Jay and Lynn Piccirillo 11| Tiffany Buchholz, Alicia Tait 12| Keith and Cindi Guller, Norma Stern, Dan Byrne 13| Arnold and Hazel Donald

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Fashion forward looks for the mothers

cover story

distinctions by tony di martino

Nancy Lehtman used to feel like a kid in a candy store who had both hands tied behind her back. “During buying trips to New York, Chicago and Dallas, I’d usually pass up fashionforward mother-of-the-bride-and-groom dresses,” recalls Lehtman, co-owner of Distinctions. “My customers tended to be conservative about what they wore. The latest thing in New York often wouldn’t sell here.” But times have changed. Widespread access to fashion websites and blogs has closed the style gap between different parts of the country. “These days, St. Louis women are more adventurous than ever. They see a lot more than they used to, and they want to buy what they see.” Stylish moms can now find the latest looks for summer and fall weddings at Distinctions, the boutique Lehtman and her husband, Bruce, opened 25 years ago. “There were lots of shorter, knee-length dresses shown on the runway, even for evening weddings,” she says. But there are no hard and fast rules: A more formal,

‘ball gown’ look for evening weddings was also a hit with buyers. To cover all the fashion bases, some designers are offering the same dress in long, tea-length or street-length versions. “One line, Jade Couture, showed a short dress that can be lengthened with an attachment, so you can walk down the aisle in a gown then dance the night away in a shorter dress.” No matter what length you choose, the focus is on clean, sleek lines. “Embellishment was popular the last couple of seasons, but we’re not seeing too many ruffles and flourishes this time around,” Lehtman says. “Beautiful fabric and astonishing color take center stage.” ‘Pop’ colors like red, fuchsia and peony pink are the colors of choice for spring and summer; plum, bordeaux, and royal and cobalt blue are major for fall. “Black, of course, never goes out of vogue and strikes a great contrast when other members of the party wear bright colors.” Glamorous styles are also available in plus sizes, she adds. Distinctions carries a carefully edited selection of jewelry and other finishing touches, and the staff excels at helping customers create a head-to-toe look, even if they buy their accessories elsewhere. “Some people come in with eight or nine pairs of shoes, several bottles of nail polish and a sack full of jewelry!” she says. “We know how to pull it all together.” She rejects the too-casual attitude found in some retail establishments. “At many stores, you flip through the racks on your own,” she says. “Not here. My staff and I love helping women look gorgeous, and we have the expertise to make it happen. That’s why we’re still here.”

Distinctions is located at 12354 Olive Blvd. in Westgate Shopping centre. For more information, call 314.434.5445 or visit Cover design by jon fogel | Cover photo by Bill Barrett

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By Suzy Bacino | Photos by Suzy Gorman

odayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bride is looking to the classic styles of bygone times, and designers are answering with gowns that prove the past is pictureperfect in present day.


Opening Page Jorge Perez silk taffeta gown, $2,750 from Brides by Demetrios | Erin Cole silk organza flower (in hair), $375 for set of two, from Fleur de Lis Bridal

Left Platinum Collection silk taffeta gown and bolero jacket, $2,645 from Brides by Demetrios|Nadri earrings, $40 from Nordstrom

Right Pattis pleated chiffon gown, $2,000, earrings, $320, both from The Enchanted Bride|Ascher cut diamond in micro pave, $106,000 from Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelry|Erin Cole headband, $425 from Fleur de Lis Bridal

Assisted by Wendy Steinbecker

Model Molly McCann of West Model Management Styling Assistant Irene Raymond Hair Stylist Jill Lebsack | Makeup Artist Randi Davis Bridal bouquet courtesy of Thorn Studios Thanks to Mrs. E.R. Lerwick for allowing us to shoot on location at her historic 1897 Portland Place home.

Left Eugenia silk satin gown, $5,000, and veil, $280, Keshi pearl flower earrings, $390, All from The Enchanted Bride

Right Elizabeth Fillmore ‘Cora’ dress, $3,190, Homa birdcage headpiece, $420, both from Fleur de Lis Bridal | Estate Old Euro cut diamond ring, $3,525 from Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelry | Jimmy Choo ‘Logan’ slingbacks, $525 from Nordstrom

Wedding Etiquette

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by lauren madras

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I love my diverse crew of college friends, and I can’t wait to see them all at my wedding. But from kosher to halal, vegan to the paleo diet, I can’t come up with a menu that pleases anyone! I hate the idea of a buffet, but I don’t know what else to do.

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Chances are all your friends have been to a wedding before. So first, cut yourself some slack. Next, call your caterer right away—they’ve seen this before, too. Plan at least two non-meat options (vegetarians can eat vegan meals but not vice versa), and when in doubt, make sure all the sauces are on the side.

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I’m an older bride planning a second wedding. My husband is doing the same. Since we both have children and everyone gets along, we are planning to include our exes and former in-laws on the guest list. The only person who has a problem with this is my mom, who hasn’t gotten over her protective feelings. She wants me to rethink the decision. She’s worried how it will look.


Your mom is right; this is an unconventional choice. But if you are certain that only positive, happy feelings will arise on your big day, the more the merrier. But the etiquette books say to exclude former spouses, so try not to be frustrated when your choice is questioned. A winning response every time is: “My fiance and I just want everyone in our family, especially our children, to feel happy and secure about our new marriage.”

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My wife-to-be’s father is a recovering alcoholic, and he’s paying for the wedding. He doesn’t want to have a bar of any kind, but I can’t imagine a reception without at least a champagne toast. How can I find a compromise? It’s a party, after all.


You can’t pick and choose your in-law’s generosity. Ask if you can pick up the tab for a bar or, if that’s not an option, find another way to host your wedding reception. Contrary to popular belief you can get married without booze or without the father-of-the-bride picking up the tab. That said, it will indeed surprise your guests if they come expecting a bar. Hopefully, you are addressing this problem calmly, graciously and with humility.


i D❤! Krista Ferguson & Daniel Soucy] by lauren madras | photos by jodi schlosser photography

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Krista and Dan wish they could go back to their wedding day and do it all again. “It couldn’t have been a better day,” Dan says. “Not that everything went according to plan, but everything was perfect.” The pair met when both were unwillingly dragged on a night out with their friends. It’s a good thing they gave in to that pressure, because Dan noticed her from across the room. Krista is a Nerinx Hall alum currently enrolled at Fontbonne University. Dan, a Belleville, Ill., native, graduated from Saint Louis University and now works for Stifel Nicolaus Weisel. While the couple were on a vacation in the Virgin Islands, Dan surreptitiously buried a ring box in the sand. As he pretended to ‘discover’ it, he got on one knee and proposed! From the sunny beach proposal to a winter wedding, the January day was bright and crisp, and the bride kept warm in a white fur wrap. “I wanted to customize the details, but have a traditional wedding,” Krista says. Contemporary centerpieces and a crisp color palette highlighted the clean lines and modern architecture of the Palladium. “Our wedding was such a celebration—a really great party,” she says. “Everyone was on the dance floor the whole night!”

[ resources ] [ bridal party ] Ceremony | St. Francis Xavier College Church Reception | The Palladium Flowers | Walter Knoll Florist Cake | Lubeley’s Catering | The Butler’s Pantry Music | The Charles Glenn Group

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The venue of choice for brides looking to have their event in a classic and captivating location. 16955 Chesterfield Airport Road | 636.537.1718

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18kt. and platinum diamond engagement rings by Sylvie Designs start at $500. 14442 Clayton Road | 636.227.7225

2 | The Enchanted Bride

Eugenia couture ballgown exclusively available at The Enchanted Bride 9611 Olive Blvd. | 314.432.4040 | $5,000

3 | Orlando’s Banquets and Catering


5 | Thorn Studio

Our three entertainment venues seat 50 to 900 guests and are perfect for corporate events, wedding receptions, trade shows, anniversary parties, birthday parties, class reunions and many other events. Webster/Kirkwood | South County Maryland Heights | 314.842.3316 | 314.638.6660 Packages start at only $23 per person

4 | Distinctions

Distinctions has one of the largest selections of mother-of-the-bride or -groom gowns in the area, and the personal service is incomparable. 12354 Olive Blvd. | 314.434.5445

Capturing those sweet and fleeting moments that you will cherish forever. 314.962.8240 |

8 | Cosmopolitan Events

Let us take over the month of the wedding with our Martini Service so you can enjoy the last month of your engagement. 8132 Big Bend Blvd., Ste. B | 314.349.9107 | $1,975

9 | Palladium Saint Louis

Historic, yet modern; loft-like, yet intimate; state-of-the-art, yet elegant; chic, yet classic. Palladium Saint Louis has become the new scene for weddings large and small. 1400 Park Place | 314.799.8886 |

10 | Carolyn Burke, Wedding Liaison

Since 2004, this 10-day consultation service provides unbiased opinions about more than 600 event locations and more than 150 religious sites in the St. Louis metropolitan area for your wedding or social event. 314.821.4844 | | $75

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The Coronado Ballroom, provides unparalleled service, exquisite cuisine and full-service assistance planning your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. 3701 Lindell Blvd. | 314.367.4848 |

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Gourmet to Go offers distinctive appetizer and hors d’oeuvre platters sure to make any wedding gathering impressive. Ladue | Clayton | Westport | 314.205.1151 |














Setting the Scene FROM INTIMATE TO GRAND, LET PALLADIUM SAINT LOUIS CREATE YOUR SIGNATURE EVENT IN THIS LANDMARK SPACE •  accommodates 100-700 guests •  personalized room design •  secure on-site parking •  city skyline views


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Your ceremony, rehearsal dinner, or reception is the event uniquely yours. We listen to what you want – and are dedicated and equipped to make your day beautiful beyond expectation.

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The Kemp Museum Services professional planners provide complete planning and implementation of your event – including décor, catering, entertainment, and more. From our first meeting to the last guest leaving, we are there with you every step of the way. Call today to schedule your one-on-one consultation and to tour our classic and unique facility – the Kemp Auto Museum.


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13 | Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers

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14 | Bella Bridesmaid

20 | Margaret’s Gottex Cruise white bandeau swimsuit in a floral stem print has removable and adjustable straps. 8103 Maryland Ave. | 314.725.4033 | $178

From the exclusive Mark Patterson bridal collection, a lovely platinum and diamond semi-mount to showcase a brilliant round solitaire. 101 S. Hanley Road, Ste. 1103 | 314.863.8820 $3,975, without the center diamond Amsale’s stunning bridemaid dresses are chic and sophisticated and can be mixed and matched so everyone finds the perfect dress. 13428 Clayton Road | 314.205.1191

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The experts at Take Note will help you find the right invitation for your big day and related events from its contemporary and traditional assortment. 140 Chesterfield Commons East Road 636.536.5062 | Brides receive 20 percent off wedding invitation packages.

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Sugaree Baking can assure you of a beautiful and delicious cake folks will talk about for years. 1242 Tamm Ave. | 314.645.5496

17 | Albarré Jewelry EXCEPTIONAL FLORAL DESIGN. ANN RAbbITT AIFD 6924 Morgan ford • st. louis, Mo 63116 314.808.0706

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A soft, tulle wedding gown has a strapless, ruched sweetheart neckline, full A-line skirt and jewel-encrusted belt. #19 The Boulevard | 314.721.7400 | $1,485

23 | The Chase Park Plaza

Whether your guest list is two or 1,000, The Chase Park Plaza has an ideal room for you, and your Chase wedding specialist is experienced in customizing each space to fit your needs. 232 N. Kingshighway Blvd. | 314.633.3000

18 | Jule Lingerie & Loungewear

Hanky Panky bridal boxed gift sets, featuring a ‘one to keep, one to toss’ garter set and thongs reading I Do, Mrs., and Bride. 1590 Clarkson Road, Ste. 105 636.536.9777 | | $24 to $56


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she said


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by lauren madras

Bill Adkison and Meg Meyer went on a very memorable first date. “We went to Millennium Park in Chicago and got to talking, and before we knew it, it was past the park’s curfew—which we didn’t even know about,” Meg says. “We found out when a cop pulled up to us, lights blaring, and yelled at us. We almost got arrested!” Instead,

they got a great story, although they refer to their second date, a Cardinals game, as the real start of their relationship. Meg and Billy met when he became her personal trainer, and then her dad’s. “When we first met, we were both in relationships, but became friends,” Meg says. “He got to know my dad really well before we even got started. In fact, it was my dad who pushed us to start dating once we were both single!” Billy proposed by creating a custom prom at the campus of Meg’s alma mater, John F. Kennedy High School. “We used to joke that we wished we’d known each other back then,” she says. “He made it so we could be prom king and queen, and he proposed with a gorgeous custom ring under twinkle lights and a disco ball!” Afterward, the surprise continued with the happy couple celebrating at a party with all their friends and family. Meg owns Meka Boutique in Chesterfield—fashion experience that led her to a special gown. “My mom, aunt and some friends went to New York with me to Kleinfeld Bridal, and gown designer Pnina Tornai was there. We ended up getting one of the only two dresses I tried, even though I had already put a down payment on a dress a few weeks before!” she says. A Sept. 15 wedding is planned. “I’m looking forward to moving in together after the wedding. We just bought the home we will start our lives in!”

Ceremony | St. Monica Catholic Church Reception | Four Seasons Saint Louis Gown | Pnina Tornai from Kleinfeld in NYC Bridesmaid dresses | Lovely Lane from Bella Bridesmaids Rings | Genovese Jewelers Baker | The Cakery Photographer | LeLe Photography DJ | Complete Music Florist | Artistry Day-Of Planner | Shelli Alred of Alred Wedding Consultants

[ wedding party ] Bride’s parents | John & Barb Meyer Groom’s father | Gary Adkison Maid of Honor | Megan Bollinger Bridesmaids | Brooke Adkison, Kelsey Adkison, Kate Allman, Hollie Link, Christy McKeague Best Man | Anthony Reams Groomsmen | Jack Meyer, Mick Meyer, Mike Spurgeon, Corey Hastings, Robbie Kessel

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Lose inches just where you want, just in time for your wedding. Now that you’ve found the perfect guy and the perfect dress, get the perfect figure to match, with personal body fitting by I-Lipo. In as little as one month, this non-invasive laser treatment lets you do away with fatty inches. So you can walk down the aisle in the dress you always dreamed of. With a figure that’s a dream come true.

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Bethesda Balloon Drop

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by erin edwards

The annual Hearts for our Homes fundraising campaign at Bethesda Health Group started with the help of residents by dropping hundreds of red balloons in the main dining room. Donations benefit residents who have outlived their financial means.

SLU Sports Business Symposium

Jackie Joyner-Kersee was a featured panelist, along with other sports business experts, at SLU’s John Cook School of Business and Viasystems 2012 Sports Business symposium.

Representatives from Ronald McDonald House recently stood outside local Dierberg’s markets and gave shoppers wish lists of items to purchase and donate to the charity. The service project resulted in a $225 cash donation and two truckloads of food items for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser

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Anastasios Kaburakis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Ted Cox

CEO of HoneyBaked Ham Chuck Bengochea was in St. Louis recently to speak to local businesses about ‘Delivering Brand Promise.’ The seminar was part of a series through the Institute of Private Business at Saint Louis University and was presented by accounting firm Brown Smith Wallace. chuck bengochea photo courtesy of saint louis niversity


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t’s time for Parties in the Park! The monthly summer bash in downtown Clayton has become the place to see and be seen. Put on your best duds, and we’ll see you there! Our Secret Style Scouts will be photographing the best-dressed each month and posting them on our Facebook page and on We’re watching you!


Q I never have time to go home from work and change for Parties in the Park. What can I wear to the office that’s appropriate but also stylish enough for happy hour?

A dress is the way to go. There are some great options that work well with a jacket, which you can remove before going out. Choose a dress with an interesting back and some colorful accessories to jazz up your workday look.

Dress, $56, belt, $16, bangle set, $22, wide enamel bracelet, $28, earrings, $12, Big Buddha clutch, $50—all from Apricot Lane | Gianni Bini blazer, $138, nude patent ‘Kelli’ heels, $90—both from Dillard’s | Kate Spade sunglasses, $128 from Solstice

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Q What can I wear to Parties in the Park that is sophisticated but still fun?

Don’t be afraid of the romper. As long as you choose a great material and shape, you’ll be cool in more ways than one! Add a great wedge and a killer necklace, and you’ll find that the romper is your go-to outfit for the summer. Charlie Jade romper, $ 148, BCBG Generation ‘Hosanna’ wedges, $98, Natasha necklace, $48, Vince Camuto clutch, $178—all from Dillard’s | Tom Ford sunglasses, $425 from Solstice

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at Parties in the Park. How do I look cute without melting?

You need a sundress!

A bright color in a lightweight fabric is perfect, and it’s great for many occasions. Dress it up with some striped heels and fun jewelry. Gianni Bini sundress, $148, crossbody bag, $79, ‘Ginger’ pumps, $150, Betsey Johnson bracelet, $150—all from Dillard’s | Gucci sunglasses, $395 from Solstice

Like us on Facebook to see our new arrivals! Lingerie  Loungewear  Swimwear  Bridal  Sleepwear  Maternity/Nursing  Gifts

Send us a photo of your pet(s) all dolled-up for our very first Dressed-Up Pets contest, to run in the July 11 issue. Pets must be costumed (hair bows alone don’t count!) and photos must be high resolution. Halloween, Christmas and other costumes are acceptable.


Please send photo, along with pet name, ‘parent’ name and contact info to the address below, or email to To ensure fairness in judging, no professional photos, please. sponsored by Town & Style | 121 Hunter Ave | Suite 201 MAY 23, 2012


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Custom jewelry for the new bride. 314-991-3337

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1 | CODI The Boutique

CODI’s most popular and reasonably priced must-have summer earring. 1164 Town & Country Crossing Drive 9218 Clayton Road 314.692.2364 | 636.227.2364 | $45


2 | Laurie’s Shoes

Fashionable summer wedge by Donald Pliner of Italy 9916 Manchester Road | 314.961.1642

3 | Paperdolls

Trendy, high-waist coachella shorts are perfect for any summer activity. 110 E. Jefferson Ave. | 314.965.3655

4 | Moris Fashions

9916 Manchester Glendale

The Tobago Stud Thong in rich brown calfskin features lined leather straps, a rubber contour sole and a comfortable leather foot bed great for hanging out anywhere. 26 Maryland Plaza | 314.361.6800 | $145



5 | Ginger & Mary Ann

Calm, cool and collected. That’s how you will be in this double-layer, mixed-stripe tank from Nally & Millie. 151 W. Jefferson Ave. | 314.821.4646

6 | 10denza

HEX Recon Messenger, made of washed canvas with leather pulls, offers stylish storage for your 15-inch Macbook Pro with on-the-go access for your iPad. 44 Maryland Plaza | 314.361.1010 | $80

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Retaining Wall Solutions] by tony di martino

The days are longer, the breezes warmer. Soon it will be summer, the season when family, friends and neighbors gather for leisurely afternoons on the patio, pool parties, garden soirees, barbecues and outdoor dining. “If you’re thinking of enhancing your outdoor living environment or adding something completely new, now is the perfect time,” says Michael Yount, president of Retaining Wall Solutions. For years, the company, established in 1999, was primarily known for its work on large, complex commercial projects. “Now we’re bringing the same high level of expertise to the residential market, creating amazing outdoor enhancements at considerable savings in time and money,” Yount says. Retaining Wall Solutions is the exclusive local dealer for StoneMakers, an innovative, custom concrete process recently featured on DIY Network’s Turf Wars. “It’s the most unique product I’ve ever seen for creating outdoor living environments,” Yount says. “It looks like stone, but it’s much less expensive and lasts longer.” The process offers unlimited potential for transforming the customer’s outdoor lifestyle, with a huge selection of designs for walls, walkways, bridges, waterfalls, firepits, bar areas, synthetic trees and other hardscape features, he adds. “You can customize color, pattern and texture. It’s a natural look and very low-maintenance.” One of the biggest problems with natural stone is the cost, Yount explains. “The StoneMaker product line cuts costs significantly by reducing installation time.” The company’s unique process allows workers to install hardscape features in one-half to one-third the time of installing traditional stonework, he says. “For example, a 3-foot-high,

100-foot-long wall can be excavated the first day, poured and sculpted the second and colored and sealed the third.” Some projects can be completed in a single day. A second issue with authentic stone is that it Photo courtesy of Retaining Wall Solutions can begin to deteriorate and collapse within a couple of years as stones come loose and mortar cracks around the joints “But StoneMakers products are made with a single concrete pour that’s sculpted, hand-carved and colored by our craftspeople,” Yount says. “The special process we use when mixing the cement doubles its strength over that of conventionally processed concrete, minimizing the incidence and severity of cracks.” Retaining Wall Solutions has a licensed, insured engineer on staff. “This lets us provide engineered inspections on every job for quality control at no extra cost to the customer,” Yount says. Customers are encouraged to bring in their design ideas or work with in-house designers. “Our reputation is well-established, and our expertise unparalleled. Everything we do has one goal in mind: to help our customers create a beautiful, relaxing environment that’s also functional and worry-free. We want you to have the outdoor space you’ve always dreamed of.”

Retaining Wall Solutions is located at 5393 Old Baumgartner Road in Oakville. For more information, call 314.842.8200 or visit Cover design by jon fogel | Photo courtesy of Retaining Wall Solutions

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1 | Savvy Surroundings Style



Contemporary metal sculpture can add elegance and style to outdoor areas, like this ‘Goliath’ sculpture, the perfect focal point for a pool deck, dining area or front entry. 9753 Clayton Road | 314.432.7289 |

2 | Horstmann Brothers

Annual flowers are an excellent source of bright, colorful garden accents for summer. Call today to get help adding color to your landscape. 1601 Dielmann Road | 314.432.0880 |

• Recuperative Care • Hospice Support Care • Nursing/Physical Therapy • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care • Medication Management • Bathing/Personal Care • Laundry/Linen Change • Light Housekeeping • Meal Preparation • Transportation and so much more! BONDED & INSURED

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3 | Retaining Wall Solutions

Retaining Wall Solutions is the licensed Stonemakers contractor for the St. Louis metro area, allowing unlimited potential for transforming the outdoor landscape to make your dreams reality. 5393 Old Baumgartner Road | 314.842.8200 |

4 | Dream Play Recreation

The childlife Tarzan Tower is an incredible value with a 5-foot platform, 8-foot swing beam 10-foot slide, tire swing, trapeze bar, rock wall, step/chain ladder and more. 17373 Edison Ave. | 636.530.0055 | | $2,899

5 | Broadview Screen Company

Oasis Patio Shades enhance the use of outdoor living spaces by filtering the heat and glare of the sun, while maintaining an airy, open feel and view. 12951 Gravois Road, Ste. 130 | 314.842.8888 |

6 | Planthaven Farms


Make your backyard an outdoor oasis with Planthaven Farms. 9520 Olive Blvd. | 324 Firma Road 314.660.4018 | 636.272.5005 |

7 | Weekends Only Furniture Outlet

Bring the comfort of your indoor furniture outdoors with the Hudson Sectional, contemporary sectional with comfy cushions and accent pillows, a matching ottoman and the durability to withstand the elements. 14205 Manchester Road | 636.591.0186 | | $967

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Phantom Executive Retractable Screens The natural screening solution for every space – out of sight until you need them! • Custom fit to your patio, veranda or porch • Great for picture windows and telescoping walls • Block out insects, excessive heat, and glare

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hen I’m out here, I feel like I’m on vacation, or in heaven,” says Katie Dooley Curran. The three-season room that extends from her kitchen and overlooks her garden is homebase for family dinners, entertaining friends and catching up on reading. “The only thing I’ll never have out here is a television. That’s not what this room is about.” Dooley Curran and her husband, Dan Curran, of ad agency 4orce, married 10 years ago and moved into the house with their blended family of seven. “Then we had a baby a few years later,” she says. “Catherine, who is 6, is called ‘the glue’ since she keeps us together!” As the five older children moved into their teenage years, the Currans wanted to add square footage. “A three-season room was the least-expensive and best option we could come up it,” she says. “And we love it. We’re out there below: whimsical details personalize the three-season room. right: the contractor matched the new stone to the original 100-year-old structure.

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almost every day, nine months a year.” The veranda includes a dining area and a cozy cluster of couches and chairs. “We move the sitting area toward the fireplace in the cooler months,” she says. “And toward the garden when it’s warm.” The contractor, André Dambrouski, found stone to match the home’s original architecture—no easy feat for a structure almost 100 years old. “I love that it flows from the original house,” she says. “I wanted to avoid the pre-fab look.” In fact, Dooley Curran, a McAfee agent, didn’t want anything to look ‘matchy-matchy.’ The mantel is constructed from refurbished wood, and an old cowboy’s bathtub has been repurposed into a cooler for drinks during parties. A sleek, brushed-silver Lynx grill and small refrigerator for beverages are the only interruptions in the rustic style

left: art over the mantel is changed each season, or sometimes more, depending on the occassion and mood. below: katie dooley curran, catherine and dan curran

At Horstmann Brothers we create unforgettable outdoor spaces for your residence. photo by bill barrett

” “ It feels like a celebration and an escape...

by lauren madras

photos by suzy gorman

reminiscent of Tuscan villas. “I never use a decorator—I just want to have pieces I love and find a way to make them work together to reflect our family,” she says. The veranda is framed by gently arched doorways that mimic the home’s interior architecture. Tied-back white curtains can be closed for increasing privacy or blocking light. Ceiling fans, a fireplace and oversized heaters increase the room’s usability. “When it’s muggy, as St. Louis summers tend to be, the fans make all the difference, both shooing away bugs and keeping it reasonably cool,” she says. “And when we bring the heaters out in cooler months, they, combined with the fireplace, create a cozy nook that we can use as late as Thanksgiving.” ‘The veranda experience,’ as the Currans fondly call it, is becoming a favorite of friends and neighbors, as well as of the family. “Everyone knows if they drive past the house and see us outside, we love it when they pop in,” she says. “It feels like a celebration and an escape, whether it’s a party or an unexpected hour with a friend.”

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More than 25 million Americans suffer

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Enhanced Arms & Legs by mary jo blackwood, RN, MPH

Facial rejuvenation treatments get a lot of attention, but other exposed body parts may also need tweaking. Here’s what you can do to get in summer-ready shape from head to toe.


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[ sculpting arms ] No one likes to reveal ‘lunch lady arms’ or the dreaded underarm ‘bat wings.’ If you’re sick of covering your arms during the hot summer months, body sculpting techniques can help.

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Dr. Judith Gurley, Plastic Surgeon Heavy arms can happen to anyone, even without excess weight. Hereditary fat deposits in the upper arms can also cause the problem. In a young person with fairly elastic skin, sometimes liposuction is all that’s needed. I can remove extra fat from all around the arms and take off inches. In a mature woman, the aging process, genetics or massive weight loss can contribute to a lot of sagging, redundant skin. Sculpting the arms allows me to remove fat and extra skin and shape the the area so patients can once again wear sleeveless or short-sleeve tops. The procedure causes a thin scar from the elbow to the armpit, only visible when arms are lifted. If the shape is right, scars don’t seem to mean too much. Dr. William Hart, Hart Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Institute Clients without extreme excess skin can often benefit from the BodyTite™ procedure, which uses radio frequency energy and heat delivered via a thin probe. We insert it under the skin in two places just above the elbow, and move it up and down. The heat liquefies the fat, and small holes at the tip of the probe suction it out. The procedure cauterizes blood vessels to reduce bruising and tightens connective tissue and the dermis of the skin, allowing many people to avoid scars caused by skin removal. Sizable volumes of fat can be removed, and the procedure can be done in the office under local anesthesia.


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[ protecting our assets ] Getting rid of spider veins and sun spots will be temporary if we don’t guard the skin with sunscreen. “Tanning damages DNA,” says Dr. Joseph Muccini of MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center. “Any exposed skin, including arms and legs, needs protection. Lack of protection not only creates cosmetic damage, but also can cause skin cancer, including deadly melanoma.” Recent research indicates almost no one uses sunscreen properly. “Most people apply only 25 to 50 percent of the amount needed, reducing effective protection by half,” Muccini notes. They also neglect to reapply it. “You should slather on another coat every two hours.” SPF rating applies only to ultraviolet (UVB) rays. “For complete protection, the product label should read ‘broad-spectrum,’” Muccini says. Even then, the SPF number denotes protection for a level of sun intensity: the higher the rating, the more protection. But here’s where the need to reapply comes in. “An SPF of 8 has much less protection than an SPF of 70, but at the end of two hours without reapplication, both are gone and you will burn,” he explains. People who love the look of a bronze glow can use a self-tanning cream or opt for a spray tan, Muccini advises. “But don’t forget, you still need to apply sunscreen.”

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[ help for aging hands ] [ saddlebag thighs ] Diet and exercise can make us smaller, but they can’t really change our basic shape. “If you inherited your mother’s thighs, no amount of working out will make much of a difference,” explains Dr. Michele Koo of the Aesthetic Surgery Institute. The inner and outer thighs are the least amenable to diet and exercise, she adds. “For women with a genetic link to fat deposits in the thighs, that area will be the first to show weight gain and the last to show loss,” she says. “Removing fat cells with liposuction is 95 percent of the solution, and the only way to change the basic shape.” Liposuction can make an enormous difference in decreasing thigh circumference, Koo notes. To remedy skin laxity, a thigh lift may also be needed. “Each woman must be evaluated individually to determine the correct procedure,” she says. Resolving those stubborn fat deposits gives women the shape they want—and the confidence to wear pants and slim skirts with pride.

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We tend to pamper our faces and forget about our hands. But nothing spoils a youthful look like veiny, age-splotched hands. Dr. Richard Maack, Synergi MedSpa Hand rejuvenation is very popular with our clients, who often have their hands treated at the same time as their faces. Broadband light works well on brown spots. The bright light hits the pigment and damages it, making the body reabsorb it. It gets darker for a few days, then flakes and fades. Sometimes it takes two treatments, but it’s a great fix. For volume loss in the face and hands, we use platelet-rich plasma. The patient’s own blood platelets are injected

under the skin and then massaged into the hollow places. Over two to three months, it stimulates the body to rebuild collagen, making the skin more robust and less transparent. For fast results, we use fillers, favoring Radiesse because it lasts up to a year. We inject it between the cords in the back of the hand, and then massage it to distribute it. Dr. Helen Tadjalli, Plastic Surgery International The two biggest problems women have with their hands are brown spots and the ‘skeletonized’ look that highlights bones and veins. For the brown spots, we offer skin lightening products like hydroquinone, which paired with meticulous sunscreen use, bleaches and fades spots over time. For darker and more widespread spots, we recommend a medium-depth chemical peel to slough off the epidermis, take away much of the pigment, and strengthen the dermis layer. A laser can target and spot-treat larger dark spots. For the skeleton look, we favor fat grafting. Fat is harvested from one area of the body, and injected into the areas between the tendons on the back of the hand to decrease their prominence. One session is good for most people.


[ legs, not road maps ] Spider veins run in families and can be made worse by long hours on our feet. But with help from technology, almost everyone can enjoy smoother legs by summer. Dr. Mark Blumenthal, The Vein Center and CosMed Spider veins seem to be related to estrogen, because they affect 60 to 75 percent of the female population. They’re caused when pressure from deeper blood vessels with weak valves allows blood to flow backward from the deep veins to the skin. Spider veins can range in size from hair-width to 2 millimeters in diameter.

Lasers work on small facial vessels, but they don’t help leg veins. The gold standard for those is injection sclerotherapy, injecting an irritant solution into the veins with a fine needle to cause scarring and blockage, after which the vein is gradually reabsorbed. The procedure requires a lot of experience and skill. A novice might inject too strong a solution or too much solution—or miss the vein and inject the skin, which leads to ulceration and scarring. After injection, compression for several days, either with tape or stockings, keeps the veins clamped down while the solution does its work. Dr. Ricardo Rao, Midwest Vein Center Sclerotherapy is the only solution that really works. People with a lot of spider veins may need follow-up treatments. A few months after sclerotherapy, the skin color should look homogeneous, soft and supple. Clients should avoid sun exposure on newly treated legs and avoid heavy exercise for five to seven days to prevent blood from being forced back into the veins while they’re shutting down.

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Question: I recently had a hearing test and was diagnosed with otosclerosis. What is this condition and what are my options?


Otosclerosis is a condition of the middle ear that can cause conductive hearing loss. Symptoms frequently begin in early adulthood and progress gradually with age. A small percent of the population is reported to be affected by otosclerosis. Women are affected more often than men, and genetics play a role in the inheritance of the disease. The etiology of the disease is unknown, but it has been linked to viruses such as measles. German composer Beethoven was thought to have been afflicted by otosclerosis. Sound is a pressure wave that vibrates the ear drum through three small bones called ossicles. These bones transmit the mechanical energy of ear drum movement from the aerated middle ear to the fluid-filled inner ear. The third ossicle, called stapes, acts as a piston to transmit the acoustic signal to the cochlea which contains the organ of hearing. In otosclerosis, there is typically abnormal bone remodeling that inhibits movement of the stapes resulting in the failure to perceive sound.

Jon McJunkin, MD Washington University Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

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Diagnosis of otosclerosis is confirmed with an audiogram - a test where conductive hearing loss is demonstrated by absent stapedial reflexes using tympanograms. The word recognition score, a measure of the ability to understand amplified speech, is usually excellent in the affected ear and a physical exam demonstrates a normal appearance to the ear drum and middle ear. Treatment options for hearing loss related to otosclerosis depend on severity. If the level of hearing loss is not bothersome to the patient, observation is acceptable. However, to help restore lost hearing, conventional hearing aids are an option. For a more permanent solution, laser stapedotomy is an outpatient surgical procedure that replaces the fixed stapes with a prosthesis. The surgery is 90% successful at significantly improving hearing, but surgical risks include taste disturbance, hearing loss and vertigo. The procedure takes approximately one to two hours and patients can go home the same day. An otolaryngologist can help decide which treatment option is best for each individual diagnosed with otosclerosis. MAY 23, 2012 | | 49

parent trap issues of Integrity] by dr. tim jordan

‘Andrew’ was scared. His three new friends had broken into some cars before and stolen electronics—now it was his turn. With chest pounding, he broke the window and grabbed the ipod on the front seat. Then everything came crashing down, with the sounds of police sirens and calls to “Halt and put your hands up!” He was caught, and his immediate thought was how disappointed his parents would be. Adults and kids alike reach those moments where we have to decide to do the right thing or not. Making the right choice keeps us in integrity; the wrong choice offers us the opportunity to learn something about ourselves. When I work with kids on learning from their mistakes, I like to have them walk through the experience step by step. I ask them to identify the point at which their alarms went off. When were they aware of their internal justice system or conscience? I want them to become aware of how they experience this internal alarm. For Andrew, the first alarm went off when he got the call to go cruising around the park. He’d heard that these guys car-hopped, so he knew trouble was likely. The second time his alarms sounded was when the first guy broke a car window. Andrew felt the alarm as a pounding heart and sweaty palms. Other signals might be getting a pit in your stomach, a tightened chest, racing thoughts, or a generalized feeling of anxiety. The next step was to figure out why Andrew ignored his alarms that night.

Being a 15-year-old freshman at an all-boys high school meant having no friends and feeling lonely. In his mind that night, the choices were: ignore the alarm and go along with the break-in, stay home alone and feel like a loser, or refuse to participate and feel lame. He chose to go out because he wanted to make new friends. Knowing why you ignore your alarms helps you prevent it from happening again. After that night, Andrew decided he’d join a winter sports team and a school club. If he made some connections, he wouldn’t feel so needy, lonely and desperate. Then he made some commitments about what he’d do differently next time. It’s also important for kids to realize how they feel in integrity versus out of integrity. And even though it makes sense not to want to disappoint parents, a better motivation is not to disappoint yourself. Psychologist Laurence Kohlberg describes the six stages of moral development—the motivations for doing the right thing. They are, in ascending order: 1. Avoid punishment 2. Get rewarded 3. Please others 4. Obeying a rule 5. Considering the needs of others and the community 6. Having a personal code of behavior and following it The stick-and-carrot approach to parenting creates a lot of level one through four behaviors. Instead of reacting to mistakes with a litany of lectures and punishments, walk through the experience as I did with Andrew. Help your kids learn from their mistakes.

Tim Jordan, m.d., is a behavioral pediatrician who counsels kids in grade school through high school. for more information, go to

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DaVita and the Washington University Renal Division are proud to work together to offer patients in St. Louis – as well as around the country – some of the most advanced options in nocturnal and in-center dialysis. Washington University has one of the oldest, largest and most respected dialysis practices in the United States. Over the years, the university’s physicians have pioneered many of ways dialysis is practiced throughout the world.

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And every day, in all of its clinics, the DaVita name reflects the company’s purpose. Giving life. DaVita is a leading provider of kidney care in the U.S. From dialysis services to patient education, and helpful information, DaVita is there to give approximately 125,000 patients the tools to stay healthy.

Nocturnal hemodialysis is ideal for active people who want to pursue their regular daytime activities – being with friends and family, taking care of the kids, working standard hours – with minimal disruption to their lives. In addition to convenience, it can also help improve clinical results. Because patients dialyze over a longer period of time, the nocturnal treatment can remove more toxins and fluids than traditional dialysis. Even better, patients report more energy, reduced dependence on medications, less nausea and better control of their blood pressure. Two highly reputable organizations – one amazing partnership dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating renal disease.


[ problem solved! ] smearing, shiny foundation by lauren madras | photo by charles barnes

If you depend on foundation and concealer to present your best face to the world, then you know all too well how it feels when your makeup seems to evaporate right off or smear and drip down to your neck, exposing the imperfections you sought to hide. When it’s humid out or you’re sweating, you can help keep your makeup in place by using a primer first.

>just for you Tarte Clean Slate in Flawless and Poreless

>bone dry

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Nip + Fab Shine Fix

Sephora Collection Foundation Primer; Setting Powder

New this month from the natural cosmetics company comes tailor-made primers for two common skin problems. Flawless contains BerryBright, which uses bearberry leaves to brighten and lighten skin. Use it to even out your skin tone, and you’ll find yourself using less foundation than normal. Poreless smoothes and perfects uneven skin texture with natural oils and root extracts from avocado, echinacea, hibiscus, safflower and rosemary.

Even if you normally have dry skin, heat and humidity can make your T-zone an oil slick. It may seem counterintuitive, but don’t stop using your daily moisturizer and sunscreen. Attempting to dry out your skin out might just kick it even further into oil-producing overdrive. This budget-friendly gel will zap the oil and help you feel clean and fresh long into the day. The gel formula is absorbed quickly into your skin so you can barely tell it’s there. (And the tiny bottle means you can easily take it with you!)

Sephora and Ulta, $30

Target, $10

If you don’t like wearing makeup all day, there are still great reasons to pick up a primer. The anti-shine and smoothing properties of this primer will help you look more polished and provide a great base for blush or bronzer while allowing your natural skin tones to shine through. There’s also a ‘luminous’ version for that glowy, dewy look. Make the most of your concealer and cream blush by using a setting powder— this one controls oil without adding additional pigment or coverage. Sephora, $15 to $20

>smooth canvas

Illamasqua Skin Base

YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer

This all-in-one primer and foundation (newly available in the U.S.) provides no-slip, buildable coverage in a wide variety of shades. Be sure to check the undertone of each color—some are are tinged yellow, while others have more pink. If you’re not sure which fits you, look at the underside of your wrist in the sunlight. If your veins look green, choose yellow; if they’re more blue, choose pink. The unique formula is ‘water-in-silicone’ and lasts all day while also controlling shine.

YBF stands for ‘your best friend,’ and that’s exactly what you’ll call this neutralizing primer if you struggle with age spots, dull skin or dark shadows. The yellow pigment instantly brightens your face—but is much easier to use than a yellow concealer, which can stump even practiced makeup artists. And although it feels light as a feather, the primer is thick enough to smooth over fine lines and enlarged pores. Just give the tube a little squeeze and use the attached makeup sponge to smooth the product over clean, moisturized skin. This product won’t provide SPF, be sure to apply that first.

Sephora, $42, $28

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get the look] [ CHARLIZE THERON

by lauren madras Charlize Theron hits box offices this summer as an aging queen who will do anything to hold on to her beauty and her power in Snow White and the Huntsman. But from the look of things, the actress doesn’t have to worry about that in real life. Theron has played monsters, villains, superheroes and the girl next door, but this South African beauty has always looked pretty impressive as herself on the red carpet. She may have been in the public eye for 15 years, but she can still hold her own opposite ingenues and newcomers. You can make this look work no matter your age. It’s wedding season and about to get hot outside, so throw your hair into an easy updo. If you take a cue from Theron’s easy, natural approach to evening glam, even in the humid St. Louis summers, you’ll look like a star.


[ how to ]

MAKEUP 1 | When humidity rises, leave the powder at home. Choose a lightweight, sheer foundation over your normal concealer. 2 | Choose your blush by running in place for 30 seconds; the color of your flush is the color you should choose. We love Chantecaille Cheek Crème. 3 | When it comes to eye makeup, primer is key in warm weather. Try Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer. 4 | Trish McEvoy’s Finish Line will transform charcoal eyeshadow to a long-lasting, smudgeproof liner. 5 | With the same shadow, draw a triangle from the inner corner of your eye to your outer crease and fill in to the lash line. 6 | Use Dior ‘SkinFlash’ Radiance Booster Pen on your brow bone and the top of your cheekbones to add glow and shimmer. 7 | Two coats of Clinique Naturally Glossy mascara in Jet Black complete the look.

HAIR 1 | In clean wet hair, smooth a dollop of Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme; allow to air dry. 2 | Use 2-inch ceramic Amika curling iron to create loose ringlets; don’t comb. 3 | Pull hair into a loose left-side ponytail and secure with clear elastic (or match your hair color). 4 | Use bobby pins to tuck ends up and under to create a casual chignon. 5 | Spray all over with Bed Head by TIGI Masterpiece hairspray. 6 | Secure with flat ribbon or fabric headband. (Pro tip: never match your dress or top exactly.)

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by tony di martino | photo by bill barrett

WHAT I DO Artistic and executive director of Dance St. Louis; adjunct professor of dance at Webster University and University of MissouriSt. Louis. WHY I LOVE IT No two days are alike. I work with interesting people and young people, who keep me in tune with the times. ORIGINS Born in Santiago, Chile, the son of two great artists who founded the Chilean National Ballet. I am the proud father of a beautiful daughter, Michelle, and grandfather to two precious grandchildren, Owen and Ivy. WHEN I GROW UP As a youngster, I secretly wanted to be an actor. I never thought I’d become a dancer like my parents. THE BOY I USED TO BE People who knew me in high school would describe me as passionate, temperamental, intense and fun. FIRST JOB I helped with grocery buying and taught water skiing at a resort my family visited every summer. TURNING POINT I realized dance was my passion when I was 17 and discovered it anew through my girlfriend. EDUCATION Graduated from high school in Chile with a bachillerato en biologia, then trained at the University of Chile’s ballet school. After that, I attended Juilliard School of Music, School of American Ballet and Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City. CAREER PATH I danced with several major companies, including Jose Limon and Joffrey Ballet, before establishing the Hartford Ballet in Hartford, Conn., where I served as artistic director for 20 years. From there, I became artistic director of Ballet Arizona until 1999, then spent time as a guest teacher, choreographer and artistic adviser all over the world. I came to Dance St. Louis in 2006. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT I’ve always been fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. When doors opened, I walked through and made the most of it. FAVORITE DANCERS Seeing Rudolf Nureyev perform changed my outlook on how dance should be seen and approached. Among living choreographers, I love Paul Taylor and Jiri Kylian. ADVICE TO YOUNG DANCERS Give it your all, but set a realistic timetable. Do not wait too long for something to happen. It can frustrate you and destroy your greatest assets. WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT ST. LOUIS

People here are willing to help you try the untried and unusual. TIME TO UNWIND At the end of a demanding day, I enjoy music, solitude and a good movie or stupid, inconsequential TV show. IDEAL SATURDAY NIGHT I’d attend a great dance performance followed by a great dinner, then cuddle up with the person I love. FAVORITE MOVIE I have many, but Close Encounters of the Third Kind always fascinates me because of the possibilities it presents. FAVORITE RESTAURANTS Herbie’s, Franco, Liluma and Wasabi GREAT ESCAPE Pucon, in southern Chile GREATEST CHALLENGE I’m still looking for it. I hope I never stop growing as a human being and artist.


Front ] &Center

by bob wilcox

A few years ago, I was helping a panel announce the nominees for the Kevin Kline Awards on KWMU’s Friday morning arts program. As we unscrolled the names of the nominees, we paused to take a phone call from a listener. The listener was Colin Graham, the late artistic director of Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Graham wanted to know why there were no Kevin Kline Awards for opera. After all, opera is theater, as the name of his own company makes clear. If the Klines are honoring the best theater in St. Louis, certainly they should be honoring opera. One does not brush Mr. Graham aside. The folks from the Klines did their best to explain the difficulties they saw in making arrangements for judging and honoring opera, but he was not satisfied. It was not, I was told, the first time he had raised the issue. In honoring his memory and his wisdom, I think it appropriate to point out in a theater column that, although the season of the Repertory Theatre is over, you’re still likely to see some of the best theater in St. Louis right now on their stage in the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus. The students there refer to opera season as Brigadoon—a tent arises, flowers sprout from the ground, happy picnickers cover the hillside for a few brief weeks, and then it all goes away. If Opera Theatre is always theater, it may be even more so this year. For the second time, the company is producing one of Stephen Sondheim’s creations. Sondheim is Broadway’s most honored creator of musical theater. But he’s

PHOTO by ken howard/opera theatre st. louis

showing up more and more frequently in opera houses, further erasing the always vague line between Broadway and the Met. OTSL is tackling Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, with Tony-winner Karen Ziemba playing Mrs. Lovett, to blur things further. I have always found Sweeney Todd a very curious piece. Hugh Wheeler adapted the libretto from a Victorian melodrama, one with more than the usual excesses of Victorian melodrama. I have always wondered how seriously Sondheim meant us to take this piece. I’ve heard—I don’t know if it’s true—that he complained audiences weren’t laughing at performances. Sweeney Todd does, like all Sondheim, have gorgeous music, and the St. Louis Symphony will be in the pit playing it. We’ll see how the audience takes it. Speaking of melodrama, Opera Theatre has already begun performances of Bizet’s Carmen, about as rousing a piece of theater as you’ll find. And it was originally done with spoken dialogue. So maybe it’s really a musical. St. Louis native Kendall Gladen, originally discovered by Opera Theatre when she was at Roosevelt High School and initially trained in Opera Theatre’s artist-in-training program, is singing the role of Carmen. That great writer of dramatic comedy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will be represented by his Cosi fan tutte, really a rather cruel story— like most comedy— about the way two men treat the women they claim to love. Perhaps the strangest show of all will be the American premiere of composer Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland, with libretto by David Henry Hwang, another Broadway veteran. It’s all theater, all the time, at Opera Theatre of St. Louis.


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[ on the table ] j. bucks | 101 s. hanley road | 314.725.4700 |

[ amuse bouche ] THE scene

Popular sports bar and elegant dining room


Chris Holmdahl


A new three-course dinner menu, from $22 to $50


Rack BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Prime Aged New York Strip Steak, Caesar Salad, Tomato Soup

by jonathan carli


This is one place that has really aged well. Contemporary in a masculine, dark-wood way, J. Buck’s has gotten a culinary face-lift with a new dining room menu that features more local food and identifies where many of the provisions come from. Also new is the dinner format, which is basically complete meals consisting of soup or salad, entree with a complement of sides and a small dessert. You can still get a burger or sandwich in the dining room, but you’ll have to request the bar menu. Also a la carte is a series of small-plate appetizers for about $8 to $10. A couple of our first courses were noteworthy, namely the Caesar salad and a chunky tomato soup of the day. The salad had fresh, crisp romaine lettuce dotted with pretzel bread croutons, thick-shaved parmesan and creamy anchovy dressing. It also had a house-made cheese wafer: crisp, salty and pungent. And those croutons were, no doubt, made from the

leftover house bread, a delicious round pretzel loaf with big-grain salt crystals on top. The tomato soup was deliciously chunky and sweet, with strands of fresh basil and plenty of cream. This is mostly a meat-and-potatoes kind of place. Even the fish dishes tend to be hearty. Starches and greens come with just about every dish, which makes the pricing more palatable. My half-rack of ribs, at $22, had a full plate of fries and coleslaw. A Strip Steak (12 ounces for $32, 16 ounces for $40) was deliciously marbled and rich-tasting, and the potatoes were laden with butter and gouda cheese. It also came with sauteed green beans, but they had that earthy, almost musty flavor that beans can have; I would have preferred the more delicate French beans. The ribs were delicious, with a thick coating of Kansas City-style sauce: a little spicy, a little sweet,

[ chef chat ] PEDIGREE

Scottsdale Culinary Institute


Bacon or pork belly

Favorite restaurant

Annie Gunn’s

a little smoky and a lot of flavor. The ribs themselves were fairly meaty and done very crisp, almost charred, so the fat burned off. The accompanying slaw was crisp and fresh-tasting, with celery seeds, mayo—and not quite enough salt and pepper. An order of Pan-Roasted Great Lakes Walleye ($32) was a very clean-tasting fish with light breading and a medley of tasty summer squash and artichoke leaves. There were supposed to be fingerling potatoes and napa cabbage in the mix, but I didn’t detect any. It all sat on a colorful red pepper coulis that was quite good, with a pleasant, mild flavor. Dessert consists of tiny cordial-glass-sized confections like Oreo mousse, chocolate mousse, raspberry cheesecake, etc., just to give diners a few bites of sweets at the end of their meal. They were fine for that purpose, but certainly not memorable.

[ food • ŏ • lō • gy ]

NIMAN RANCH PORK CHOP | Niman Ranch raises hogs outdoors, never uses hormones or antibiotics, and uses all-vegetarian feed, resulting in tender, fine-tasting pork.

PENNSYLVANIA AMISH CHICKEN | Amish methods follow nature, i.e., free-range chickens that forage on soils enriched with organic fertilizers and humus. This supposedly creates more flavorful meat. WALLEYE | A freshwater pike caught mostly in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes

favorite cookbook

The French Laundry or Gotham Bar and Grill

Most Memorable Dining Experience

A nine-course tasting menu at Tru in Chicago

[ aftertaste ] >> J.Bucks menu offers a lot to choose from. The food was amazing and the service fabulous. The entire evening was thumbs-up!

—Wendy J. of Ladue

>> I like what they’ve done with the menu, in terms of making it more focused on clean, sustainable foods. The portions were big, and the food was tasty.

—Laurie W. of Clayton

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by allyson gorsuch


small sips >

Trappist Ales | Currently seven Trappist beers are in existence, six in Belgium and one in the Netherlands. Trappist ales are still brewed in monasteries, where they pay for the living expenses of the monks, with all further profits donated to charity. Chimay will be the most likely one you’ll find. They make white, blue and red labels. Try them to see which is your favorite. The Civil Life Brewing Company |

I attended ‘Pigs and Pints’ at The Civil Life Brewery this past weekend and had a fantastic time. This represents all that we, in the wine and food community, strive toward: locally sourced food (because it is healthier, yes—but also because it tastes better!) paired with fine beverages. Locally raised pigs, locally renowned meat smokers, talented local musicians and, of course, locally produced beer made for a fantastic Sunday!

beyond the barrel >

Tequila has a bad reputation. The ‘salt, shot, lime’ is fun in its time and place, but fine tequila is a sipping liqueur, even approaching cognac or scotch. Tequila is distilled from the blue agave plant. Cheap tequilas are required to have just 51 percent blue agave, with the remainder being from any other sugars. Fine tequila is made from 100 percent blue agave, so look for that on the bottle. Silver, or blanco, tequilas are bottled immediately, postdistillation. Reposado tequilas spend between 60 days and one year in oak barrels. Añejo tequilas spend up to three years in barrel. Extra Añejo tequilas spend more than three years in barrel, and these represent the best sipping tequilas.

mezcal leaps onto the scene

Although similar to tequila, mezcal has its own identity. Tequila comes from the Jalisco region of Mexico, while Mezcal hails primarily from Oaxaca, and the two possess entirely different flavor profiles. Mezcal begins with a different type of agave plant and then is smoked. It still may be labeled as reposado or añejo if it meets the correct aging requirements, but it always exhibits that smoky quality. Try a mezcal if the opportunity arises; I think you’ll be surprised.

allyson gorsuch is the sommelier at the saint louis club. have a question for allyson? email us at or connect with us on facebook.

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[ bakery boom ]

A year after Farm Fresh Cupcakes debuted at the Tower Grove Farmers Market, owner Kaylen Wissinger is opening her own brick-and-mortar bakery. Whisk: a Sustainable Bakeshop will be located on Cherokee Street in South City in late July or early August. Wissinger’s from-scratch, farm-to-cupcake desserts will be featured, as well as pies, popsicles, artisanal doughnuts, and vegan and gluten-free options. The bakery will continue to use farm-fresh, local and organic ingredients, as possible.

[ expansions & a closing ]

Oceano Bistro is expanding with locale No. 2 at 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, formerly occupied by Andria’s Steakhouse. Look for an early July opening. Also watch for Sweetie Pie’s soul food rock star Robbie Montgomery to bow her third restaurant soon: Sweetie Pie’s Upper Crust at 3643 Delmar Blvd. A sad goodbye to Chez Leon, which closed suddenly last week.

[ a fiesta in chesterfield ]

Fiesta! Modern Mexican Cuisine recently opened at 185 Hilltown Village Center in Chesterfield. The menu features traditional Mexican fare like fajitas, quesadillas and enchiladas, as well as chef specials, and south-of-the-border soups and salads.

[ le cool kids get cooking ]

Looking for a fun way to keep the kiddos occupied this summer? Check out The Le Cool Kids Young Chef Cooking Program, a summer cooking camp held at L’Ecole Academy for Culinary Development in Olivette. During the week-long sessions, kids ages 8 to 14 learn how to prepare beverages, pizzas, sandwiches, cookies, pastas, chocolates, salads, scones, muffins, breads and after-school snacks. Registration cost is $200 per session or $50 per class and includes food and materials. To register, visit or call 314.264.1999.

[ raise a fork for a good cause ]

On May 23 and 30, restaurants around town are teaming up to raise funds and awareness for The Angel Band Project, a nonprofit that assists victims of sexual violence. When you dine at one of the participating restaurants, 20 percent of food sales will be donated to the organization. Restaurants participating on May 23 include: Llywelyn’s Pub (Central West End location), Tortillaria and McGurk’s (Soulard location). Restaurants participating on May 30 are: Pomme Café & Wine Bar and

Smugala’s Pizza Pub.

550 Chesterfield Center • Chesterfield, MO

636.532.0550 • Voted Diner’s Choice Winner by Open Table

For more on the latest from the St. Louis food scene, visit The Scoop section of MAY 23, 2012


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[arts&entertainment] [ may-june ]

by erin edwards


[ art ]

[ movies ]

lantern festival grand opening

Dark Shadows >> Dark Shadows’ story (vampire

t&s saw it!

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Missouri Botanical Garden | $10 to $22, discount for members | >> Dozens of elaborate, colorful Chinese lantern sculptures light the nights at MoBot, through Aug. 19.

now-8/26 harper’s pictorial history of the civil war (exhibition)

Saint Louis Art Museum Gallery 321 | free |

6/3 takashi horisaki exhibition workshop

1 to 3 p.m. | Contemporary Art Museum | Free |

jr. photo by ray meibaum/saint louis zoo

>> 5/26-5/28 african arts festival 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Saint Louis Zoo | Free | 314.781.0900 The Zoo offers special activities featuring a different African animal each day of the weekend.

5/26-5/28 Memorial Day Weekend Celebration 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Six Flags St. Louis | $37 to $50 |

Barnabas Collins returns from the grave after 200 years to restore his family wealth and break a longstanding curse) was perfect Tim Burton fodder—dark, creepy and full of camp. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter play their requisite roles with the usual oddball flair, and it has its fair share of funny moments. But the constant plot-twisting and menacing confrontations reminded me why I don’t like soap operas in the first place: too much drama. Should You See It? It’s a fun popcorn flick, especially if you’re a Burton fan, but pick it up at Redbox in a few months. —C.K.

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel >> I laughed (and cried) along with this

group of British seniors searching for a more palatable golden years experience. For some that meant ‘more affordable,’ for others, more exciting; all learned something new about themselves at a time in life when growth and change are not expected. Especially entertaining (and endearing) is Dev Patel as Sonny, the proprietor of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful. His plan is to “outsource aging” because “there are lots of places, not just England, where they don’t like old people.” His limitless supply of positive energy is inspiring, even if it’s unrealistic, and I plan to embrace his mantra: Everything will be alright in the end, so if it’s not alright, it is not yet the end. Should You See It? Absolutely! —d.w.

5/26 creve coeur bioblitz

5/31 circus flora’s the wizard

Circus Flora, Grand Center | $15 to $39 |

6/13 taste of clayton

1 to 8:30 p.m. | Brentwood Boulevard | 314.802.7763

teen talent showcase


Nine Network | 10:30 a.m. >> Watch as 18 local teens perform in the finals of this area-wide talent competition. They represent eight local high schools, from Central Visual to Parkway North.

emerson spring to dance festival 2012

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Academy of Science-St.Louis | 8a.m. to 1 p.m. Creve Coeur Park |

5:30 p.m. | Touhill Performing Arts Center | $10 | >> The fifth annual Emerson Spring to Dance Festival showcases 30 dance companies at the Touhill Memorial Day weekend.


6/1-6/3 cinderella, missouri ballet theatre Washington University of St. Louis, Edison Theatre | $25 to $38 |

6/1-7/1 ain’t misbehavin’

8 p.m. | Krikwood Civic Center, Robert G. Reim Theatre $15 to $55 |

6/2 chesterfield arts ‘take a seat’ public art unveiling event

All day | Chesterfield Amphitheater | Free |

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Viewed at Chase Park Plaza 6 Cine

Viewed at Landmark Theatres Plaza Frontenac

[ music ] 5/25-5/27 st. louis bluesweek festival Soldiers Memorial | Free |

5/30 marquise knox

7:30 p.m. | Missouri Botanical Garden Cohen Amphitheater | Free |

6/2 bond and beyond: 50 Years of 007

8 p.m. | Powell Symphony Hall | $25 to $55 |


8 p.m. | Fox Theatre $47 to $92 >> Sting will perform many of his greatest hits with a five-piece band at the Fox.



The Crescent, Penthouse #905

T&S ] properties The Crescent, Penthouse #905 by lauren madras

listing price | $2,999,000 listing agent | elaine medve of upper end properties “The penthouse was just a big gray box,”

photos by alise o’brien

for more information call 314.369.0075

Ron Gingerich says. “When I bought it, it was just cement floors and outer walls, and it was up to us to design a floor plan and choose finishes.” He and his fiancee, Liz Rinehart, along with designer Karen Pepper, architect Tyler Stephens and developer Bruce Korn, worked on creating a style that bridged the gap between the traditional and the modern. Gingerich first moved into a different condo at The Crescent in 2008. “It was pretty quiet back then,” he says, since the building wasn’t yet totally occupied. “Now, we see our neighbors all the time. We’ll run into them at dinner and end up joining them. There’s a great sense of community.” The couple spends part of the year in South Beach, Miami and wanted to bring some of the mod design sensibilities to St. Louis. Using the curved, contemporary architecture of The Crescent as a guide, the team created an open floor plan that makes the most of the space and is great for entertaining. The entry opens to a three-sided fireplace and partial art wall that divides a sitting room from the larger living room and kitchen. “The dividing wall is surrounded by marble

stone from Madagascar called labradorite, which has a different palette, from gold and bronze to blues and greens, depending on your angle,” Gingerich says. Since the kitchen flows directly into the main living room, the couple wanted the cabinets to have the feel of furniture. “There’s a pillow effect on the cabinet faces, and the Italian marble used for the counters was also custom-cut into tiles for the floor and backsplash,” Rinehart says. “But the coolest feature is how the white panels are cut from crystalline quartz, and they are backlit with LED lights, which creates a great ambience.” Most of the home has floor-to-ceiling windows, and a wraparound terrace is fully covered and provides views of downtown Clayton. The home is wired with Savant and Lutron lighting, automatic shades, and music and television controlled by an all-in-one tablet remote. The two bedroom suites are at either end of the home. The master suite includes a sitting room, bedroom and two large closets. “One closet is nearly 300 square feet, and the other is custom designed to be like Carrie’s dream closet in the Sex and the City movie,” says Gingerich—a wonderful wedding present for the bride-to-be.

One-, Two- & Three-Bedroom Apartment Homes for Sale & Lease in Old Town Clayton

Listed By: Elaine Medve er t d c n ra U nt o C

Sales Starting at $178,500

Listed By: Jen Ross & Elaine Medve

Leasing from $1,320/mo







22 Portland Dr. | Ladue 5 Beds | 3.5 Baths

The Crescent #905 | Clayton 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath Penthouse

Listed By: Elaine Medve

Listed By: Elaine Medve er t d ac n tr U n o C

Listed By: Michael Weiss

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8970 Moydalgan | Ladue 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths


7411 Oxford | Clayton 4 Beds | 2F, 2H Baths

6925 Columbia | U-City 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths


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new listing!

new listing!

eagLeS neSt retreat | Lake OF the OzarkS 23.5 aCreS $12,500,000 Secured estate set on a horseshoe with two peninsulas includes 4 furnished houses totaling 14,000+ sq. ft.

9 carrswold drive | clayton 6 bedrOOmS, 6 FULL & 2 haLF bathS $3,500,000 truly a masterpiece, this tudor revival home designed by maritz & Young offers architectural excellence.

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

#4 LitzSinger Lane | LadUe 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $949,000 elegant light-filled home on a lovely private lane. exceptional architectural detail. 1.15-acre level lot.

new listing!

best value in ladue!

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16385 sand shoals road | bucyrus 483 acres $880,000 exceptional estate w/200 acres pasture land, 283 acres wooded & river frontage on 3 sides. 4b, 4½b home.

8 graybridge lane | ladue 5 country estates | ladue schools 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $699,000 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths $799,000 Open & spacious mid-century modern ranch home in Stunning contemporary masterpiece situated on an acre wonderful Frontenac location on gorgeous 1+ acre lot. that backs to 3 acres of common ground. 2-story add’n.

331 nOrth PriCe rOad | LadUe 4 bedrooms, 4½ baths $595,000 enjoy the best of both worlds, with the charm of the original house & the desired lifestyle of the addition.

new listing! 59 marYLand PLaza #b | CentraL weSt end 2 bedrOOmS & 2 bathS $585,000 Stunning & stylish. Light-filled open floor plan. deck & garage. Steps from shops, restaurants & Park.

71 clermont lane | ladue 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths $579,000 From beam to rafter this house was carefully designed & crafted. beautiful curb appeal & private rear yard.

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

OPen SUndaY 2-4 1192 lodge road | bourbon 160 acres $495,000 escape to your own piece of paradise! enchanting & tranquil property includes a 4b, 4½b residence.

4909 LaCLede ave. #1306 | CentraL weSt end 2 bedrOOmS & 2½ bathS $585,000 4909 LaCLede ave. #801 | CentraL weSt end 2 bedrOOmS & 2 bathS $443,000

new PriCe! 13227 weatherFieLd dr. | ParkwaY SChOOLS 4+ bedrOOmS, 3½ bathS $388,000 very handsome home with lots of room and an abundance of superb amenities.

906 dickson street | kirkwood 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $309,000 kirkwood’s tidy updated ranch priced to appeal. new kitchen & 2 new baths. Lower level with rec room.

7159 westmoreland drive | university city 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths $539,000 great opportunity in highly regarded maryland terrace neighborhood. Pride of ownership is evident.

new listing! 7439 washington avenue | university city 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $414,900 Updated eat-in kitchen, first floor family room opens to back patio. Large master suite. 2-car garage.

16 quailways drive | ladue schools 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $399,900 Classic ranch home transformed into a contemporary living space. Perfect home for entertaining. Pool.

new listing!

new listing!

489 hillbrook drive | ballwin 4 bedrooms, 2 baths $245,000 Outstanding home that has it all! Completely gutted in 2000. wood floors. Finished walkout lower level. deck.

5571 waterman bLvd. #b | central west end 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $209,000 Peaceful & quiet. newer kitchen. Secure 2-car parking & oversized storage room in garage. Patio & deck.

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The Crescent is located at 155 Carondelet Plaza in Clayton

View from the crescent #802

$1,100,000 Picture this: Step onto the

terrace from your master suite with a newspaper and a cup of coffee to begin any day with this luxurious urban vista. This 3,890SF condo is the last unfinished unit located on the curve of the building and the terrace views are but one of the • Wonderful light with SE views benefits owning it will bring. of the fountain and The Arch We are singularly qualified • 3 bedrooms, 3+ baths to assist you in converting this • 3 parking spaces white box or bring your own • 2 terraces construction team.


open House: saturday May 26 and sunday May 27 from 1:00-3:00pM Dear HomeWork,

unDer contract!

For a personal tour call

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tHe crescent #305

two bedroom, 2-1/2 bath 2,2640sF condo

277 4465

The Mehlman team can move your property because we possess the knowledge, expertise and passion for the market. We are a full-service company devoted exclusively to the resale of luxury condominium homes, it’s our lifestyle and a niche we understand better than anyone.

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tHe crescent #700

two bedroom, 2-1/2 bath 2,400sF condo

OFFICE: 7745 Carondelet | Suite 305 | Clayton 63105 | 314 726 3320

Our new home needs a face-lift! I’m am an interior designer and have lots of experience designing the inside of homes, but am at a loss when it comes to the outside. The obvious starting point is to remove the awnings, but I can’t imagine where to go from there. What do you suggest? ———romancing the stone




Dear romancing the stone,

Recently Reduced ~ $1,099,900 9 Bellerive Country Club Grounds TOWN AND COUNTRY OPEN SUNDAY JUNE 3 1:00 to 3:00PM Elegant Jeffersonian brick ranch on 1.47 acres adjacent to Bellerive Country Club in the heart of Town and Country.

Russell Nolting


Your existing residence is a version of the classic, center-hall Colonial house type that has been popular in the United States since the 1910s. Brick or clapboard is most commonly used as the exterior wall surface, but stone is also used. I have chosen to take your home a few steps beyond a resurfacing project. The desire for stone is often accompanied by a yearning for warmth, texture and informality. Here, I have changed the whole composition and feel of the façade to help foster those qualities. The room locations have stayed the same, but bays, gables and triple windows have been used to build a more casual, asymmetrical look. I have also added a stone garden wall to create an entry that helps transition the architecture into the surrounding landscape. The large tree that feels awkward with the more formal elevation looks natural and complementary with the proposed elevation. I have left your existing roof shingles alone, but replacing them would further allow more color and texture to underscore the warm and informal feel. Even without this, the revised house feels like a Cotswold manor and looks far more distinctive and romantic than where we started. Thanks for asking, ———homework HomeWork is penned by Paul Doerner, president, The Lawrence Group. if you would like your home critiqued, contact us at

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10420 LitzSingeR RoAd ~ $1,949,900

13 twin SpRingS LAne ~ $1,850,000

More Fine Homes 474 pine HoLLow CouRt undeR ContRACt

new LiStingS 2 edgewood RoAd $1,999,000 Completely renovated 5,000+SF, 4BR home with pool and pool house.

1019 HAMpton pARK dRiVe $1,395,000 New construction to be built with 5BR/6BA. 7,100SF. Finest finishes on 1.63 acres.

18024 BonHoMMe Bend $949,900 Private 4BR/5BA 4,205SF w/pool. Main floor master, finished LL, 4-car garage.

12026 tindALL dRiVe $899,000 Classic Colonial 2-story home, 3,800 +/-SF. Finished LL walks out to pool.

14106 woodS MiLL CoVe $499,500 4BR/5BA 3,873SF villa. 2-story great room and foyer, main floor master, finished LL.

6827 peRSHing AVenue $419,900 5BR/3BA 2,700SF w/new wood floors, updated kitchen/baths. Steps from WashU.

1457 SHAgBARK CouRt $399,000 3BR/2.5BA with pool. Gourmet kitchen and updates throughout.

2 SAint MAuR $234,000 Newer ranch w/access to Pevely’s Teamster’s Camp-Country Club Amenities!

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335 n. MeRAMeC AVenue, #213 $575,000 Spacious 2BR/2.5BA, 2,586SF condo within walking distance to downtown Clayton.

1111 yALe AVenue

$559,000 Clayton schools, 5-years new, 4BR/2.5BA home convenient to everything.

315 n. MeRAMeC AVenue, #33

115 BRigHton wAy new pRiCe $1,299,000 Newer home with main floor master, elevator and gourmet kitchen/hearthroom.

155 CARondeLet pLAzA, #602 $1,140,000 3BR/3.5BA end unit. High end finishes throughout. Beautiful terrace.

150 CARondeLet pLAzA, #2202 $1,100,000 Live-in luxury at The Plaza in Clayton! Former display, furnishings included.

15 topton wAy, #3A new pRiCe $749,000 Signature Clayton condo. 2BR/2.5BA. Move-in ready in elevator building.

1033 HAMpton pARK dRiVe $675,000 Updated and expanded 5BR/5BA, 3,706SF home on .89 acre lot. A must see!

275 oAK pAtH dRiVe new pRiCe

11 MoSLey ACReS undeR ContRACt

uniVeRSity City

21 oVeRBRooK dRiVe

$549,000 Beautifully updated 4BR home in a sought-after U. City neighborhood

101 LAdue AiRe dRiVe

$399,000 Charming 4 bedroom home. Ideal for family living & entertaining.

$699,900 4,100SF. Backs directly to Bogey Club. Unlimited golf course views. $799,900 Luxury in Ladue Schools. Fully renovated, updated and expanded

$625,000 Over 3,900SF, 4BR home on beautiful one-plus acre lot.

$221,000 1,800SF, 3BR/2BA Updated kitchens and baths on level lot.

7815 LAFon pLACe

7706 AMHeRSt AVenue

7850 gAnnon AVenue new pRiCe

$195,000 Updated 2BD/1BA condo. Vaulted ceiling, granite countertops.

11576 new London dRiVe

$599,000 Beautiful 4BR ranch home on 1.3 acres with pool, 4-car garage, and much more.

$369,900 Charming 2,056SF 3 bedoom, 2.5 bath home.

LAdue / CReVe CoeuR/ oLiVette

6 CHAtFieLd pLACe RoAd undeR ContRACt

$189,000 All new: Custom kitchen, bathrooms, carpet in University Hills. 3BR/2BA. 1,500SF

8 HigH ACReS dRiVe undeR ContRACt

1653 FoReSt View dRiVe undeR ContRACt

8140 wHitBuRn dRiVe, #203

7 LAdue LAne

$1,850,000 2.98 acres, 5BR+/7BA, main floor master, outdoor living space, and pool.

$1,375,000 New Moorlands home nearly complete! 4,906SF total. 4BR/3.5BA. 3-car garage.

3103 woodS RoAd

$449,000 Updated custom 2 story on 4.5 acres. 3,686SF+ finished LL, 3BD/3.5BA.

44 godwin LAne new pRiCe

$349,000 3BR/2.5BA, completely renovated with master suite. Premier lot and location.

7634 CARSwoLd dRiVe undeR ContRACt

CLAyton / RiCHMond HeigHtS

7409 SoMeRSet AVenue

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

$1,990,000 Fabulous newer 5,900SF home in well established Ladue Neighborhood.

30 BRentMooR pARK

312 woodS MiLL teRRACe LAne

$459,000 Updated 4 bedroom/3 bathroom condo with private deck overlooking pool.

$449,900 Newer 1,948SF 2BR/2.5BA condo. Mid-rise; secure entry, elevator, 2 parking spaces.

$91,500 Unbelievably spacious 2+BR/2BA condo. New paint & carpet, a fabulous value!

$1,749,999 Impressive 5+BR/5.5BA, 1.7 acres, pool, 3-car garage. Beautiful grounds.

$520,000 Newer 5BR/6BA, brick and stone 2-story on one-half acre cul-de-sac lot w/pool.

13 twin SpRingS LAne

10420 LitzSingeR RoAd

$1,949,900 9,000SF Frontenac estate with 2-story carriage house on gated street.

$575,000 3,000+SF villa featuring 3BR/5BA, main floor master, and wrap-around terrace. $550,000 Mid-century contemporary home on one acre in Ladue schools.

6 LAdue MeAdowS LAne open 1-3 $399,000 2,500+SF home on 1+ acre lot with pool. New paint, new carpet, new look.

3 BRoAd MeAdowS dRiVe

9710 & 9714 LitzSingeR RoAd

$329,500 Charming ranch in prime Ladue location. Eat-in kitchen, large master suite.

4 tALL tiMBeRS dRiVe

HuntLeigH / FRontenAC 53 HuntLeigH woodS undeR ContRACt

$1,750,000 2 lots totaling 4.74 acres in heart of Ladue, backing to Old Warson Country Club. $1,449,000 Unique opportunity to own newer 3 acre equestrian property in Ladue

1328 LitzSingeR woodS

$3,899,900 True custom Huntleigh estate. 10,000+SF, 3 acres, pool, theater, carriage house.

5 LAdue ACReS

$3,499,000 Huntleigh estate. 11,000SF. 3.5 acres with pool. Majestic, expansive views.

10 wARRidge dRiVe undeR ContRACt

$1,999,900 Updated and expanded Huntleigh estate. Pool. 3.2 acres. Horse trails.

$1,199,000 Ladue executive home in private enclave. 6,500SF total living area. $1,199,000 4BR, 4,450SF ranch on 1.8 acres with master suite. Finished LL. 3-car garage. $1,099,900 3+ acre Ladue estate. 4BR/6BA 4,600SF+ features full size rec complex.

2 gRAyBRidge LAne undeR ContRACt $969,000 Just what you’ve been looking for! 6-years new, 4BR, 3,500SF in heart of Ladue

12 dunLoRA LAne 1 SquiReS LAne

town & CountRy/ CHeSteRFieLd 527 windy HiLL ACReS LAne

$1,699,000 4BR Colonial on 6+ secluded acres with manicured lawn, pool & guest cottage.

400 puRdue AVenue, 1n

wARSon woodS/weBSteR $769,000 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Spectacular updates throughout!

1419 AndRew dRiVe

$349,000 4BD/2BA. 2,622SF 2 story with flexible floor plan. Located on double lot.

CentRAL weSt end 51 weStMoReLAnd pLACe

$2,295,000 Magnificent Manse,12,500SF, spectacularly renovated to perfection!

4732 McpHeRSon AVenue

$799,000 Rare Commercial opportunity in the heart of the CWE. Residential and retail space.

9 noRtH euCLid AVenue, #412 $359,900 CWE’s most exciting new highrise. Pool, gym, two garage spaces.

St. LouiS County 951 noRRington wAy

$1,199,900 5BR/6BA 6,500SF. Gated street. Steps to SSM St. Clare. 3.0 acres

5376 KenRiCK pARKe dRiVe, #202

$113,000 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, newly updated Secure building & parking w/ elevator.

Realtor Since 1936 • • 314.721.4755 | MAY 23, 2012

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Kim Carney 314-422-7449 | 216 Bless Us Drive Wentzville

Waterfront estate on over 10 acres with breathtaking views! Newer construction with top-of-the-line finishes throughout. Six-car garage, finished lower level, gym, salt water pool, gourmet kitchen, and so much more – a must see!

11760 ladue Road cReve coeUR

Number One

Beautiful new construction. 1.5 story home with a resort-like setting situated on 20+ acre lake with dock & stunning views. Enjoy water skiing in your own backyard along with entertaining friends and family on your massive deck. This home is one-of-a-kind and is sure to please every luxurious need! COMING SOON!

216 Bless Us Drive – wentzville

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the Mansion at 1359 Mallet Hill BAllWin

Exquisite 10,000+SF estate on over 3-1/2 acres. Stay tuned!

by catherine klene May kicks off gorgeous weather,

summer vacations, neighborhood block parties—and peak real estate season. As ‘for sale’ signs and open houses proliferate, Town & Style took a snapshot of the market in early May to see who’s moving where and what it costs to get there.

11760 laDUe roaD – Creve CoeUr

The Gellman Team Mark: 314-578-1123 | Neil: 314-283-4363 | 1300 Conway Oaks Drive ChesterfielD

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12419 Elaine Drive DEs PErEs Better-than-new 5 bedroom (2 master bedroom suites), 5 full baths/3 half baths/4-car garage. State-of-the-art theatre room, steam shower, private yard with in-ground pool. 12419 elaine Drive – Des Peres

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| MAY 23, 2012 information on any home, please call 314-732-0656 For 24-hour

$805,491 63141 63144 $259,345

$375,604 63132

63119 $251,086 $367,303 63122

$379,640 63117

63105 $930,473 $616,586 63108


63011 $288,584 $493,207 63017

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300000 $300,000

96 99

1938 highlanD forest CoUrt – ChesterfielD

$600,000 600000 63005

345 larimore valley Drive – ChesterfielD

$900,000 900000


349 Conway hill roaD – town & CoUntry

$1,200,000 1200000

625 north mosley roaD – Creve CoeUr

11 laDUe CoUrt – Creve CoeUr


$1,500,000 1500000

[average price ]

8144 stratforD Drive – Clayton; Spectacular 17-year-old 2-story in clayton Gardens. 4BR/3.5Ba. approximately 3500SF of living space w/finished lower level. covered porch and patio overlooking gorgeous in-ground pool. Short walk to downtown clayton. 625 north Mosley road Creve COeur; absolutely stunning Dublenbuilt, 1.5-story custom home on .75+ acres. 4BR/4.5Ba. 5200+SF of living space including finished LL. Fantastic 2 story great room. Luxurious finishes throughout. 11 ladue Court Creve COeur; Gorgeous English manor style attached townhome w/full brick and stone exterior, 3BR/3.5Ba, 5,000+SF. Kitchen opens to hearth room w/ stone fireplace, main floor master, convenient elevator. 345 larimore valley Drive ChesterfielD; Exquisite 5BR/4.5Ba custom built French chateau on picturesque 1.6+ acres. Gated estate w/fountain courtyard, stone bridges and gazebo. Luxurious finishes throughout 6000+ SF of living space. 349 Conway hill road tOWn & COuntry; Exceptional 1.5 story with 5BR/5 full/2 half Ba on 1.04 acres in Town & country. Spectacular open floor plan w/8000+SF of living space. Fantastic patio and salt water pool. 1938 highland forest Court ChesterfielD www.1938; Former display home beautifully updated inside and out. 4BR/3.5Ba. 3900+SF of living space including finished LL. 2-story foyer. Gourmet kitchen/breakfast and adjoining hearth room.


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63005 63011 63017 63105 63108 63117 63119 63122 63124 63130 63131 63132 63141 63144

12715 alswell lane – sUnset hills; Incredibly charming cape cod 6BR/4.5Ba home. Over 5000SF of living space. Spacious vaulted kitchen/hearth room. Huge master retreat. 1.45-acre park-like yard w/enormous brick patio.

63130 $255,774 63131

7 Williamsburg estates tOWn & COuntry

150 150

$1,276,289; Fantastic 3BR/6Ba ranch on over .5 acre lot, gated community in the heart of Sunset Hills. Gourmet vaulted kitchen and sunlit breakfast room. Beautiful outdoor living area with in-ground pool.

12715 Alswell lane sunset hills

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15366 sqUires way Drive – ChesterfielD

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1300 Conway oaks Drive – ChesterfielD; Newly constructed, green certified 1.5-story home in Manors at Schoettler valley. 4 BR/3.5Ba 3200+SF; granite tops, maple cabinets and floors in kitchen. Luxury main floor master suite.

250 250

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15366 squires Way Drive ChesterfielD

164 63005 178 63011 122 63017 63105 37 63108 39 67 63117 164 63119 207 63122 123 63124 169 63130 126 63131 73 63132 103 63141 63144 51; Exquisite 2 story with stately curb appeal. 3800+SF including finished LL. Gourmet kitchen w/granite, updated bathrooms. Newer zones Hvac. 3-season room. In-ground sprinkler system.

1300 Log Cabin Lane- Ladue - $2,595,000

S ophisticated design and intelligent attention to detail unite and define this sublime sanctuary on three plus acres with custom designed landscape, patios, perennial gardens, swim-

ming pool, and pool house. It took the original owner seven years to plan this stunner, and now it has been perfected and is being presented in excellent condition resulting from a total renovation and addition completed in 2010. world class finishes like radiant heated Portuguese limestone floors, custom Honduran mahogany Shoji style sliding doors, split faced carrera marble walls, and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors pervade architecturally pleasing spaces set against panoramic views. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even an 800-bottle, temperature controlled wine room.

311 N. Central Ave. - Clayton - $1,499,000 Beautiful, 12-year-old, three-bedroom home in the Old Town neighborhood has all the amenities and marvelous finishes that attract discriminating buyers.

Clayton - 314.725.5100

1805 N. Ballas Road - Des Peres - $489,900 Almost every inch of space has been redone in this ranch style home that lives like a luxury condo and new construction. Superb location with pastoral, park-like setting on over an acre.

4349 Westminster Pl. - CWE - $585,000 Meticulously maintained Georgian Revival home with incredible solarium, idyllic rear garden, and third floor apartment with private entry.

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Fabulous Ladue home with 12,000SF on three gorgeous acres. A 3-year renovation and addition has brought forth a truly amazing home.


on Marconi the Avenue Block? between Daggett and Bischoff avenues

5 Bedrooms 5 Full, 4 Half Baths $4,495,000 2019 South Warson | Ladue

Jody Carr

226-6926 CeLL A wonderful family home in an incredible neighborhood! The beautifully landscaped 2.5 acres includes a pond and circulating waterfall. 5 Bedrooms 5 Full, 1 Half Bath $1,575,000 30 Dromara Road | Clayton

Nicki Herringon

881-3836 oFFiCe 277-7902 CeLL


milo’s bocci garden

girasole gifts

by lauren madras | photos by bill barrett While you may be able to find perfectly acceptable prosciutto,



Magnificent English Cottage-Style Home

FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012

mozzarella and pasta at any grocery, if you want that real, authentic flavor, head down to The Hill for the good stuff (and the cooking advice that comes with it). Marconi Avenue is home to some of the historic neighborhood’s most iconic residents. From Giovanni’s at Shaw Boulevard to St. Ambrose Catholic Church down the street, this place can feel like a different country. In recent years, new businesses have infused a playful style to the street, while bringing new life to longtime businesses. Foodies and experienced chefs alike speak highly of Bertarelli Cutlery for its sharpening services. For anyone who has made an investment in their blades, a professional sharpener can keep them like-new for years, even decades. You’ll get the same sort of history and expertise from Di Gregorio’s Grocery, which was founded by Salvatore Di Gregorio in 1971. Avoid peak hours if you want them to discuss the virtues of different products—but trust what they tell you. Amighetti’s and Vitale’s are famous for a reason: Diehard fans tell of creations that taste like a bit of the old country. Some people will do anything for an Amighetti’s sandwich, and be sure to try the cannoli at Vitale’s. No matter what you head down there for, skip breakfast—a visit to The Hill is all about eating.

[ the neighbors ] 700 South Price Rd • Ladue, MO

Features: Secluded private setting.

Viewing Dates: May 12-13, 19-20, 30-31 10am-5pm or by appointment

2+ acres English garden landscaping. 4 bedrooms/4 fireplaces. Separate pool & patio area. Numerous garden & entertaining areas. Close proximity to St Louis Broker Participation Welcome Country Club. Ladue Schools.


[ Steve’s Hot Dogs ] Owned by rocker Steve Ewing (from The Urge), serving up Nathan’s hotdogs with tasty and indulgent toppings (mac and cheese, anyone?). [ Girasole Gifts & Imports ] All things pretty, Italian and fun, this shop is an excellent stop for anyone wanting an unusual gift for a stylish person who appreciates the original.

[ Milo’s Bocci Garden ] A beer, some friends, and a backyard game—which the owners would like you to know is pronounced ‘bow-chee’, not ‘botch-ee.’ Though it’s changed hands and names several times since it opened in 1902, it’s always been owned by a family that calls The Hill home. [ Herbaria ] Handmade soaps created locally with gentle (and some not so gentle) scents, they also offer body oils, room sprays and a host of other holistic home products.

[ Gelato di Riso ] In Italy, you can find gelato on every corner. In St. Louis, we aren’t as lucky. But we can find authentic flavors at this family-owned shop. (It’s worth checking out the reasonably priced lunch menu, too.) [ Skie ] Proof artisan manufacturing and design is not dead in St. Louis, Skie makes and sells high-fashion knitwear to boutiques in St. Louis and around the country.

A guide to all the businesses and restaurants on The Hill can be found at

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Dave & sabrina robb direct: 314.727.2001

[open] houses

>> sunday 5/27<<

new price!

[ 63105 ]

155 Carondelet Plaza, #802 | $1,100,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.277.4465 155 Carondelet Plaza, #301 | $925,000 | 1-4 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | 155 Carondelet Plaza, #500 | $1,345,000 | 1-4 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | 155 Carondelet Plaza, #310 | $959,000 |1-3 p.m. | 314.607.5555 | 6232 Rosebury Ave., 2W | $284,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.753.0977 |

7618 west morel and avenue 6 6 cre s two o d d riv e Clayton Impressive 4B center hall home w/ Elevator! Clayton Spacious architectural treasure trove offers the Elegant finishes & open floor plan. Offered at $1,349,000. perfect venue for entertaining. Offered at $819,500.

[ 63108 ]

4909 Laclede Ave., #801 | $443,000 | 2-4 p.m. | 314.440.2258 | 4909 Laclede Ave., #1306 | $585,000 | 2-4 p.m. | 314.440.2258 |

[ 63124 ]

807 Wenneker Drive | $344,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 |

[ 63130 ]

535 East Drive | $399,500 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | 533 Mapleview Drive | $259,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | 8150 Gannon Ave. | $699,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.607.5555 |

421 c arswol d dr i ve 6 3 1 4 s o uth ro s e bury av e nue #3 w Clayton Extensively updated 3BR, 2+BA with Clayton Fully updated kitchen. In-unit washer/dryer. Kitchen/Family Room addition. Offered at $500,000. Seller to pay 1 yr of Condo fees. Offered at $200,000.

[ 63141 ]

9 Bellerive Country Club Grounds | $1,099,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.677.6560 10947 Janridge Lane | $725,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | 12310 Hibler Road | $498,500 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.616.6332 | 6 Ladue Meadows | $379,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 |

4909 laclede ave.

9929 l itzsinge r roa d | com in g s oon ! 12310 hibler road

ladue This magnificent 4-acre equestrian estate features an impressive Georgian colonial home, 4-stall barn, tennis courts and an in-ground pool. The home has been tastefully updated for modern living, yet retains the details of a bygone era. Features include 5 bedroom suites, a finished lower level with media & billiards rooms that walk out to wonderful terraces and outdoor living areas, 4 fireplaces and a 4-car garage. Offered for $2,975,000.

8150 gannon ave.

6 ladue meadows




6232 rosebury ave.

155 carondelet plaza


314.725.0009 MAY 23, 2012 |

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Your Dream Home Awaits...

Listings by: Tricia Kolbrener and Megan Holekamp

17 Dwyer Place | Ladue 4 Bedrooms | 5 Baths Offered at $875,000 New construction, ready to move into. Open floor plan with light and neutral colors.

9135 Clayton Road | Ladue 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths Offered at $425,000 Easy one-level living. Large private lot. Enjoy the outdoors on the terraces and expansive deck.

1646 Dearborn Drive | Warson Woods 4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths Offered at $365,000 Divided floor plan and recently renovated kitchen. Covered front porch and private landscaped rear yard.

109 Ballas Court | Town & Country 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths Offered at $399,000 Enjoy the outdoors from this one story home with a large finished lower level. Large lot that backs to Drace Park.

11411 Conway Road | Ladue 1.68 acre building site Offered at $795,000 This building site overlooks the 5th tee box of Westwood Country Club. Design your dream home. View is serene. 68 |



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Accounting/Taxes CPA FIRM FOR Small And Medium SIZED BUSINESSES Affordable Accounting, Tax, Payroll & Guidance Solutions. Call Tom at 314-448-4264

Additions/ Renovations

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

WINDOW CLEANING & POWER WASHING • Excellent Rates • Insured • Impeccable Ref’s • Free Estimates DILIGENT, LLC 314-771-6300

Concrete/Masonry Valli Masonry, LLC


Award Winning Custom Builder

Brick, Stone Patios, Walls, Outdoor Fireplaces, Cultureds Stone Veneer, Chimneys - New or Repair. Tim Valli 314-839-8779

Antiques/Collectibles Decorative Services ALWAYS BUYING

Postcards - Steroviews - Old Photographs - Old Boy Scout Items Military - Aviation - Advertising Worlds Fair - Old Posters - Old St. Louis Items - Glass Lantern Slides Most Anything Old Call Mike 314-524-9400

Spring Cleaning, Last Minute, Move In/Out, Rental Properties. Monday’s and Tuesday’s are open! Katherine 314-556-9506 Detail Cleaning and Organizational Services. NO TASK IS TOO DAUNTING

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Affordable Cleaning for Any Budget. Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-in & Move-out $10 OFF New Customers Insured & Bonded Member of BBB Satisfaction Guaranteed Family Owned & Operated Call 314-426-3838

Cleaning Time LLC

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


Over 12 years of continued service in Town and County, Ladue, and Wildwood. References available. Call Linda 636-529-1224

Ironing Pick Up & Delivery Reasonable Rates Excellent References 314-862-4138

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

Gutters/Roofing J. Graves Exterior Cleaning LLC Roof Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Window Washing Fully Insured & Free Estimates Justin (314) 962-4220


Cleaning, Repairs, Drainage Solutions, Screen Installation & Window Cleaning Professional, Reliable & Insured No Mess Left Behind • Free Estimates Contact Tony 314-413-2888

Cleaning Services Olivia’s Cleaners


Dry Cleaning Services FREE HOME PICK-UP

AND DELIVERY Full service dry cleaner with customized delivery arrangements available. Satisfaction always guaranteed. Call today and start tomorrow.


Education/Tutors FRENCH CHILDREN’S CAMP Location: Richmond Heights Community Center Dates: June 11 through June 15 Sponsor: Alliance Française 314.432.0734 or

SEWING LESSONS Ages 9 and Up One on One and Fun! Great References. Call Alice 314-757-3763

Handyman Services Demo Tech LLC Specializing in new and old home construction repairs, drywall repair, Bobcat service, deck repair, painting and much more. Over 16 years experience. Jason Murphy 314-517-0700

MIKE’S HOME SERVICES Heating - New, Repair, Maintenance. Storm, Roof & Gutter Repair. Haul. Sewer/Drain, Basement Waterproofing. Plumbing • Electrical • Painting • Decks • Hardwood, Tile & Carpet Repair & Installation. Ref’s Available. Mike 314-265-4568 Fully Insured •All Work Guaranteed

Healthcare Services A Caregiver Certified in Dementia & Alzheimer’s 26 Years Experience Meal Prep, Housekeeping, Errands, Personal Care/Bathing, Laundry. Specializing In: Dementia/ Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Sundowners, Stroke, Hospice, Autoimmune Disease, Down Syndrome. Care for all ages Available: 24/7 and Live-In Call Angelia Today: 314-681-8525


Painless Rapid Dr. Helen 314.576.0094 New Frontier Home Health Care Let us take care of your loved one. Alzheimer’s care, personal care, chore services, etc. Medicaid, VA and lowest Private Pay rates in town! All employees are screened, trained, bonded, insured and supervised. Call today 314-838-1006

Complete Lawn Maintenance for Commercial & Residential Spring Cleanup, Mulching, Edging, Mowing, Dethatching, Sodding, Seeding, Planting, Fertilizing, Spraying, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Bed Maintenance, Brush Removal, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios, & Drainage Work For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833

No Nursing Home

33 Years Experience. Committed and Compassionate Catholic Live-In Caregiver. Your Loved One Can Stay At Home and You Will Have Less Stress. Call Kathleen 314-332-0020

Personal Touch

PRIVATE DUTY LLC Specializing in elderly & disabled care. Caregivers screened & trained in Alzheimer’s, stroke, CPR. Meal prep, personal care, errands, housekeeping 24/7

Fritz Stonework AND RETAINING WALLS Experts in Cultured & Natural Stone, All types of Retaining Walls, Patios, Driveways & Flatwork. • Reasonable Priced • Professionally Done 636-861-1530

Call Nicole 314-426-2244 or 314-497-9879 Bonded & Insured


Roofing, Siding, Guttering & Gutter Cleaning. Free Estimates. • Reasonable Rates • References • Insured Doug 636-677-8557

Items for Sale mason and hamlin piano Light Brown Mahogany Model A. Refinished and Rebuilt. Beautiful Ivory Keyboard. Professionally Appraised at 20,000. 636-778-0608

Lawn & Garden DBL Ground Oak Mulch

All Natural 12 Cubic Yards $440 20 Cubic Yards $750 Delivered & Spread 314-808-3330

SPRING INTO COLOR! Specializing in Landscape Maintenance AND Design. Spring Clean-Up, Mulching, Annuals and Perrenials, Potted Tropicals, and Full Service Maintenance. Call 314-498-0877

Locksmith Locksmith

Located in Creve Coeur Commercial & Residential Locks Re-Keyed, Installed & Opened 314-266-1533

Painting ASTON-PARKER PAINTING Interior/Exterior Painting Wallpaper Removal Staining & Power Washing Insured & 30 Years Experience Free Estimates 314-766-2952 314-766-2962

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Pet Services Kritter Kare LLC

Tony LaMartina Plumbing

Responsive - Prompt - Professional A+ rated from BBB Serving STL for over 30 years 314.965.9377

Real Estate- For Sale Porto Cima Villa at the Lake!

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

MAY 23, 2012

Professional Service at a Reasonable Price. Call Michael Baumann’s Affordable Outdoor Services for a free property inspection at 636-375-2812 You’ll be glad you called!

Services Live-In Housekeeper Live-In Housekeeper for Refined Elderly Lady. Call Lea at 573-604-0892


Questions? Fidelity, background, locate individuals, etc. 30 years exp. William McAvoy, Jr. 314-805-8809 MO. Lic. #201014153 IL. Lic. # 115.001507

Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial Tree Removal, Brush Removal, Pruning, Plant Healthcare, Deadwooding, Stump Grinding, Deep Root Fertilization, Cabling & Storm Cleanup Over 40 Years Experience For a free estimate call 314-426-2911 or email us at

[ 63117 ]

$408,000 14041 Boxford Court Agent: Laura Chaney Prudential Alliance Price per square foot: $134.74

$612,500 111 Pointer Lane Agent: Duncan Andrews Janet McAfee Price per square foot: $200.43

Licensed Federal Firearms Dealer Top Price Paid • Any Condition YOU COME TO US OR WE’LL COME TO YOU 636-233-4544 Ask For Mark


Class ified -could be Here deadline Wed. at 5 p.m.

$988,000 1116 Shepard Oaks Drive Agent: Karen Devereux Laura McCarthy- Clayton Price per square foot: $179.90

$700,000 74 Lake Forest Drive Agent: Joan B. Schnoebelen Laura McCarthy-Town & Country Price per square foot: $174.30

[ 63124 ]

$1.6 million 15 Portland Place Agent: Kevin S. Hurley Janet McAfee

[ 63124 ]

[ 63122 ] |



$549,000 1060 Bristol Manor Drive Agent: Mary Beth Benes Coldwell Banker Gundaker-T & C Price per square foot: $134.30

$569,330 532 Pointe Essex Court Agent: Stacie Fryrear Coldwell Banker Gundaker Price per square foot: $184.43 TOWN&style


[ 63108 ]

[ 63130 ]

$561,500 1836 Kehrswood Drive Agent: Mark & Neil Gellman Coldwell Banker Premier Group Price per square foot: $158.08

$457,500 7310 Forsyth Boulevard, #103 Agent: Blair Mehlman Mehlman Homes Realty Price per square foot: $236.07

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[ 63011 ]

[ 63005 ]


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




[ 63038 ]

Interior & Exterior Painting, Staining, Powerwashing, Wallpaper Removal. Insured and Free Estimates. Dependable. Owner & Operator Matt 314-401-9211

Your Poop Scoop’n Service Free Estimates - No Contracts 314-291-7667 (POOP)

Tree Services

[ 63119 ]

M & M Custom Painting


Real Estate- For Sale

$440,000 905 Providence Ave. Agent: Berkley Land Prudential Alliance, REALTORS Price per square foot: $158.62

[ 63131 ]

C. Coco and Sons Painting and Home Improvement Spring & Summer Painting Projects. Home Improvement & Restoration. Family Owned & Operated for Over 30 years. Licensed & Insured. Angie’s List Award Winner 314-353-3066

Pet Services

[ 63017 ]


$2.7 million 25 Foreway Drive Agent: John F. Ryan Coldwell Banker Gundaker-Ladue Price per square foot: $428.23

$520,000 10644 Oak Gate Lane Agent: Wayne Norwood Gladys Manion Price per square foot: $146.40

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