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[ LETTER FROM THE EDITOR ] Mere mortals have just finished hauling out the summer clothes, but in the rarefied fashion realm, fall 2014 is already old news. St. Louis fashionistas got a glimpse of those fall trends last month, during a Fashion Group International screening of the couture runway shows. To be expected, some of the styles (a coat of feathers?) might not find an audience in the Gateway City, but plenty of the 2014 coolweather collection will. You’ll recognize many old faves—like plaids, fuller pants and long skirts. Totally new, however, is a big emphasis on outerwear. I’m not sure how to interpret this, but I think it means we’re supposed to purchase multiple coats. While I personally have never had a ‘coat wardrobe,’ I do know people who collect coats like they do scarves. Whether or not you’re going to embrace this notion, prepare to be tempted. And I understand bigger is better. (I guess I should have kept those ankle-length coats from the ’80s just a little longer.) In the shoe department, short booties are the next big thing. And in purses, rumor has it, the clutch rules, even though it is possibly the most inconvenient handbag, right after the Judith Leiber minaudière (which doesn’t really count, since it’s strictly for evening). As for colors, Neiman Marcus has named gray the new black (even though the old black will never go out of style). And knitwear is big in all categories. I guess that means we can expect to see plenty of knitted, floor-length coats. In gray plaid? —Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief
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JOHN BURROUGHS SCHOOL’S RECENTLY COMPLETED EXPANSION INCLUDES A NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, ATHLETIC CENTER, STUDENT QUADRANGLE AND AN ENLARGED COMMONS AREA. PICTURED ON THE COVER: HEAD OF SCHOOL ANDY ABBOTT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.993.4040 OR VISIT JBURROUGHS.ORG.
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by the parents who founded John Burroughs School in 1923, still form the foundation of the school’s philosophy. “Education is not handed down from on high, from teacher to students,” says head of school Andy Abbott. “Burroughs is an active learning environment. We encourage students to be curious, to think for themselves, to question, to solve problems, to get involved. We help them discover and develop their unique potential in a community that provides a great deal of personal attention and support.” The college preparatory school, for students grades seven through 12, balances academics, the arts, athletics and extracurricular activities. “We’re committed to the whole person, so each student participates to an extent in all of these areas,” Abbott says. Campus growth always has been driven by student needs, he adds. “Now, thanks to the Campaign for Burroughs, we have new or enlarged spaces where our students can perform, compete and congregate. It’s the largest building project we’ve ever undertaken.” The campaign, launched in 2011, raised $45 million to build and maintain new athletic and performing arts centers, a new student commons, and an expanded central quadrangle. Led by chairman Steve Maritz with support from committee members Terry Schnuck, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and Todd Schnuck, (all alums), the effort also established endowments to support scholarships, special programs, faculty
salaries and professional development. “It’s an ongoing campaign that ensures the school stays strong and has no long-term debt,” Abbott says. The new, 60,000-square-foot athletic center seats 600 and provides a multi-sport gym floor, cardio and weight rooms, offices, and locker rooms. The 53,000-square-foot Haertter Performing Arts Center, which seats 730, centralizes all teaching, rehearsal and performance space for music, dance and theater programs. The student commons provides an informal gathering place, and the expanded quad brings green space to the heart of the campus. The school recently celebrated completion of the expansion, which transformed nearly 40 percent of the campus. Parents, alumni, faculty and staff turned out in full force. “The reaction was overwhelmingly positive,” Abbott says. “Each space looks and feels like Burroughs—welcoming, comfortable and completely unpretentious.” The Lawrence Group architects and PARIC Corp., the general THE NEW ATHLETIC CENTER SEATS 600. contractor, maintained the campus’ gracious Spanish style and signature arches throughout. All additions are LEED-certified and sustainable, and the outdoor areas feature native Missouri plantings. Abbott has been at Burroughs more than 13 years. “I’m proud of our renowned programs, of course, but it’s our people who make it special,” he says. “We have a unique environment: outstanding, committed students and faculty, and deeply engaged parents and alums, all of whom have reverence for education, humanity, social justice and diversity. When they join forces, remarkable things happen. The Campaign for Burroughs ensures our school will remain strong as we move forward.”
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While city leaders from Ballwin and Ellisville have officially dissed any plans for a full city-county merger, with maybe any number of municipalities grumbling off to the side, Mayor Francis Slay and County Executive Charlie Dooley got together recently to unveil a unified approach to economic development efforts for the St. Louis metro. The AP reports they did this at a Clayton hotel (which, interestingly, they didn’t identify… although the news agency did mention it was on the ‘city-county border’). Well, why not a city space, like Windows On Washington? But, we digress. Joined by dozens of others in their respective governments, the two leaders of our city and county governments ‘repeatedly’ referred to their concerted effort to lure a new Boeing assembly plant to our area as an example of what working together, rather than being at cross purposes, could do. Um, that effort was unsuccessful. But it’s early yet, of course. St. Louis Economic Development Partnership was formed scarcely 10 months ago, and it will continue to be interesting to watch from the sidelines as opponents and supporters line up for this epic push and pull. ESPN is traditionally a network for all things sports—for Camaro’s sake, you can even watch stuff like auto racing on there. Anyhow, it stands to reason that a championship contest as prestigious as the Scripps National Spelling Bee was aired on the network, too. Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, 13 and a (recent) seventh-grader at Parkway West Middle School, was in Washington, D.C., for the national contest. It was his third time—and he placed third. Actually, it could be argued that he placed second, because two kids shared first-place for the first time since 1962. And if Gokul makes it through all the local and regional hoops as an eighth-grader in 2015, his final year of eligibility, he will have another shot at the $30,000 cash prize. The word he missed? Kierkegaardian—are you as smart as a seventh grader? The lights have gone out on yet another red-light-camera ordinance, this one in Creve Coeur. The program was suspended last year, and the city council voted late last month to repeal the ordinance. Elsewhere, after a state appeals court ruled that laws in Arnold and Ellisville violated state law, Ellisville voted in March to cancel its contract for the cameras. We’d have surmised that business overall has soured for American Traffic Solutions (ATS) of Tempe, Ariz., but the company website chirped with pleasure over its first-quarter results this year. It did seem, however, that the success was attributable to cameras that catch motorists who ignore school buses and scofflaws who zip through toll
booths, not so much business from red lights. ATS did note, however, that the St. Louis suburbs of St. John and Florissant had renewed their red-light contracts. Bull’s-eye! Aiming for a bigger store, Sign of the Arrow has found a 50-percent bigger space, and right down the street. The move west from 9740 to 9814 Clayton Road in Ladue (where the former Alixandra once operated) will be complete sometime this summer for the beloved boutique, which deals in the likes of needlepoint supplies and unique gifts. Oh, myyy… Daddy’s golf-themed monogrammed belt has shrunk! Maybe the Arrow can attach that stretched-out stitchery to a bigger one. I don’t know about waistlines, but bigger will be better for the niche nonprofit vendor. Storage was a problem, but the new space has a basement, so it won’t have to pay to keep stuff offsite anymore. And the parking
lot, now crowded, will seem enormous: 12 spaces for customers and volunteers. Why the arrow? It’s key to the logo for Pi Beta Phi; the St. Louis alumnae club opened the store in 1966 and has donated $3.5 million (!) to dozens of institutions and organizations ranging from Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital to Opera Theatre of St. Louis. As far as we know, the former manager of the CVS Pharmacy in Maplewood wasn’t helping himself to any of the controlled substances available in that department. But the feds charge that he had his hand in the till, and in a big way. This goofball admitted to embezzling $30,000 from the company by processing the return of items that customers had never bought in the first place. Crime may pay, but in this case only temporarily. He faces a possible 10-year jail-time and $250,000 fine when he is sentenced in September. Begs the question: How does a convicted felon manage to deal with that debt? After a wait of about 10 months, a county court has ruled that Webster University may use the buildings it acquired in
2010 from Eden Theological Seminary. Judge Mark Siegel ordered that the City of Webster Groves issue a conditional-use permit (CUP) to the university within 60 days. The city council in August had denied the CUP, whereupon the university sued the city. Webster U. had purchased three buildings for $5 million: Luhr Library, Wehrli Center and another known as the ‘White House.’ Webster’s stated plans are to raze the latter for green space and to use the others for the IT department, alumni association and faculty senate. Additional plans include designing suitable accommodations for the school’s world-class chess team. Some residents believe the arrangement is symbiotic—if Webster can afford to repurpose buildings that the seminary, with its declining enrollment, cannot keep up, everyone wins. Meanwhile, a number of others remain concerned that the university’s expansion north across Lockwood Avenue may continue, perhaps lowering property values and compromising the community’s unique character. Jilly’s Cupcakes always have had a lot in common with ice cream: You can’t eat them with your hands because they’re too gooey and luscious. Many with a hankering for the soft and sugary already have relished mouthwatering trips to the sweetery on Delmar Boulevard for this incomparable spin on the ‘cupcake’ (air quotes ours). For awhile, there was a second location in Des Peres, but it closed about the same time the goodies became available at select Schnucks markets. All along the way, folks clamored for—yes, they screamed—for ice cream, and owner Jill Segal thought she’d have her new ice cream bar (get it?) open by last winter. The wait was worth it, and Jilly’s Ice Cream Bar officially opened the first week of June. Just a hop, skip and jump from the cupcake store, the ice cream bar (8509 Delmar Blvd.) offers 15 more varieties than have been available for some time at the cupcake place or Schnucks. Some are classics like you’d find at Baskin-Robbins. Others are suitably weird. A flavor of the month gets a lot of its taste and some of its texture (eww) from Lucky Charms cereal. Sorry, Jilly; I’m more a Froot Loops connoisseur. How to get Mom and Dad’s attention when their kids are skipping school? Put them on the hook for it. Parents probably don’t like it if their truant kids are at risk of going through a juvenile court process. But in St. Charles, it’s more than a matter of principle … or just so much aggravation. Beginning next school year, parents could face a misdemeanor charge and/or a fine if their children are truant too often. The fine is $300, which could come with 15 days in jail. Want a response from the folks? Just start threatening the pocketbook.
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You might have heard a collective sigh of relief from around Grandel Square a few weeks ago when the former Sun Theater reopened, renovated after four decades of neglect, vandalism and weather damage. Rehabbed for $11 million by The Lawrence Group (including $4 million in historic tax credits), the theater is being leased by Grand Center Arts Academy, whose 535 students attend classes in the adjacent Beaux Arts Building. The 100-year-old theater opened
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as a performance space for the German community with a production of Faust … but backlash at the outset of World War I led to the first of many changes, including the name—to The Liberty, from its original title, The German Theatre. Post-war, there was a time for vaudeville and burlesque. It later showed films for the black community. At one time it even housed an evangelical church. Before the renovation, a wall was about to collapse. Trees were growing from the roof. Most of the plaster ceiling had crumbled. Opportunists had removed marble panels. The redo has shrunk the seating space from 1,800 to 600 (with some space dedicated to classrooms). And much needs to be done to make the hall ‘production ready,’ observers say. In any event, it will be a delight to experience the continued transformation of this historic theater, which we hope could one day complement the Fox and Powell. ST. LOUIS UPDATE: Wilson, the lab-mix puppy found in north St. Louis with a bungee cord wrapped around his neck and a grotesquely swollen head, has recovered— and has been adopted. The Humane Society of Missouri continues to solicit leads as to who abused the animal.
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6/1 Kelly Stout @citychickenstl Great impromptu Picnic in the Park night w/ multiple neighbors. Just 1 of the reasons we <3 #towergroveheights & city life. #community #STL
Ladue resident Sarah Romine recently published her first novel, Ghost Light, about a young woman who moves to Los Angeles to become an actress— and encounters a cast of eccentric characters. “It’s essentially a coming-of-age tale and a noir ‘whodunit,’ combining elements of mystery, romance, humor and adventure,” explains the author. It’s available at amazon.com.
6/1 jason vogel @summitbasher Just finished eating lunch in heaven or more commonly called @BPVSTL
5/31 Chad Bass @cbassmizzou Glad we were here to see Oscar Taveras’ first MLB hit for a home run!! #CARDS 5/28 Brian Schneider @Schneider_MB Always a great time @PaddyOsSTL enjoying some @Schlafly. Now, lets go Cards! 5/27 Sierra Gore @goremet Best day of my life! I FINALLY got to see the stingrays at @stlzoo and my heart could not be happier! #favoriteanimal #favoriteplace
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Buckingham co-founder and wealth adviser STUART ZIMMERMAN AND HIS FAMILY RECENTLY RECEIVED THE NETZACH AWARD from the local chapter of American Jewish Committee, a global Jewish advocacy group. It’s given annually to a family that exemplifies commitment to social justice, leadership, volunteerism and community service.
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6/1 Chuck Lavazzi @clavazzi Congratulations to @shakesfestSTL for an engaging, brawling, poetic Henry IV tonight
DR. MARCUS RAICHLE, professor of radiology at Washington University School of Medicine, is one of only three scientists worldwide to receive this year’s Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. Awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, it recognizes groundbreaking work in advancing the frontiers of cognitive neuroscience. Raichle’s pioneering research helped develop positron emission technology (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), both used to visualize mental activity in the human brain. His work may one day aid in early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Raichle has been with Washington University 43 years and will share the $1 million prize with researchers from McGill University in Quebec and University College London.
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Are you attractive, charismatic and hoping to find true love—on reality TV? AN OPEN CASTING CALL FOR THE BACHELOR TAKES PLACE BETWEEN 4 AND 8 P.M. JUNE 27 in the sixth-floor ballroom at Four Seasons Hotel. Male and female applicants can meet with producers to vie for a future role in the popular ABC series. St. Louisans Trista Sutter Rehn and Danielle Ronco previously have been cast for the show, and Rehn actually met her husband on The Bachelorette.
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Q: I’VE PERFORMED VERY WELL IN MY JOB AND HAVE GOTTEN ALONG GREAT WITH EVERYONE AT WORK. UNFORTUNATELY, MY POSITION IS SLATED FOR ELIMINATION DUE TO A BUSINESS REORGANIZATION. BEFORE I’M LET GO, I’M BEING ASKED TO WORK WITH A FELLOW EMPLOYEE WHOSE CURRENT DUTIES WILL BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THOSE I HAVE NOW. WHEN I GO TO INTERVIEW FOR A NEW JOB, I KNOW IT WILL BE IMPORTANT FOR ME TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE JOB I’M LEAVING BEHIND? IS THERE ANY REASON I SHOULD WANT TO MAKE A GOOD ‘LAST’ IMPRESSION? ——Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip A: If you’re on good terms with your present employer and colleagues, you’ve succeeded in generating a very valuable commodity going forward: a good reputation. It goes hand-in-hand with a good work record and, together, they can be your passport to finding even better employment opportunities in the future. Your reputation will usually follow or precede you when applying for a new job—as many prospective employers check professional references to determine if an applicant is a competent, hard-working and honest person, rather than a slacker or troublemaker. Understand that your professional reputation can be as important as your skill set. With all this in mind, I believe it behooves you to do your level best to work with your replacement with as much care and courtesy as possible, until you either secure another job or are discharged from your present position. By working diligently until then, you can burnish your reputation as a dependable employee who perseveres to complete his/her assigned tasks in a manner that reflects a superior work ethic. Being a ‘class act’ should earn favorable, if not glowing, recommendations. Such kudos can be worth their weight in gold and quite possibly make all the difference when vying for a new job. Incidentally, if you’ve already received recognition for a job well done, you might consider asking your current employer to directly refer you (when the time comes) to another firm. If they could do that for you, it might put you on the inside track with that other company. All things considered, the latter part of one’s employment may well be the most important, as an employee is generally remembered more for his/her most recent work performance. I suggest you play the hand you have been dealt with a good sportsmanship-like attitude, and take care in performing your final duties. Keep in mind that a career opportunity might open up for you at any time; therefore, try to maintain high marks and your professional standing, so you can bring to bear every advantage when an opportunity presents itself. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR JOAN, SEND IT TO BUSINESS@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM. JOAN LEE BERKMAN IS A MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT.
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In celebration of St. Louis’ 250th birthday, Town & Style is compiling and sharing tales from readers about family histories in St. Louis. To share your story, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our grandparents, Scotland-born George Graham and German-born Amelia Mueller, fell in love while crossing the Atlantic by ship. The captain married them, and they later settled in Maplewood. He became the chief engineer of Fairbanks Soap Company in St. Louis, and together with Amelia raised five boys and two girls. During the Depression, our father, Roy F. Graham, worked for Stock-a-Fire Company, trading furnaces for food or goods. After learning he had a severe heart problem, he bought a car lot a few doors from his home in Webster Groves, where he sold plants. It became Old Orchard Gardens, and eventually expanded to a second location in Manchester. Dad helped Webster Groves grow in many ways. He built the apartment buildings that sit on the Old Orchard property now, as well as the offices across the street. The latter are still owned by the family. Roy and his wife, St. Louis-born Mildred Marten, daughter of Dr. William Marten, were married one month short of 60 years. They had three children, Robert (deceased), Marilyn Guier of Ballwin and Susanne Jacobsmeyer of Chesterfield, and 12 grandchildren.
Susanne Graham Jacobsmeyer and Marilyn Graham Guier
DAVID PHILLIPS WITH THREE GRANDDAUGHTERS
Around 1960, my parents, David and Carolyn Phillips, came to St. Louis from Oklahoma and Indiana for local food service jobs. After studying hotel and restaurant management in college, David started working at Pope’s Cafeteria on Manchester Road. In 1985 he founded his own company, Food Service Consultants. Carolyn, who had worked for a local beverage company, became vice president. The couple had seven children together, all of whom worked in some capacity with food or the family business. I carry on the family legacy as executive chef at Balaban’s in Chesterfield. In a typical St. Louis twist, Balaban’s co-owner Steve McIntyre got his first job out of college with my dad.
D. Scott Phillips
TOM, GEORGE, ROY, ETHEL, MILTON AND MADALINE GRAHAM
My St. Louis roots go back to my paternal grandfather, who helped sponsor the tent city near today’s Skinker Boulevard at the 1904 World’s Fair. Tent City allowed residents to camp and visit the fair for extended periods. My father, Elmer Creamer Fewell, earned a degree from Washington University in electrical engineering and worked at Union Electric. My mother was primarily a homemaker and pursued her artistic interests. I was their only child; they settled in North County, primarily Wellston and Normandy for the school district. I graduated from Normandy High School, where I was an active orchestra member, which led me to music degrees and private teaching. In 1968 I joined the Ladue School District to establish the elementary string programs. A result of that program is the popular Ladue Strolling Strings Ensemble—strolling violins, violas and cellos mingle with the audience and perform in a fashion reminiscent of earlier gypsy violinists across Europe.
This photo from 1946 highlights the days of Pevely Dairy’s horse-and-wagon milk delivery to homes and chunks of ice for the kids. At its height, Pevely had more than 300 routes operating in St. Louis. My family owned the business for 102 years, until it was sold in 1989 to Prairie Farms.
TENT CITY. ELMER CREAMER FEWELL IS THE YOUNG BOY STANDING IN THE CENTER; HIS PARENTS STAND BEHIND HIM.
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IT’S A TREAT! Ted Drewes
PHOT: BILL BARRETT
REWARD YOURSELF WITH THE GREAT TASTE OF TED’S FAMOUS FROZEN CUSTARD.
TED DREWES FROZEN CUSTARD
6726 Chippewa 314-481-2652 4224 South Grand 314-352-7376 OPEN SUMMER ONLY
FRONT: VIRGINIA MORRELL, HELEN MICHAELSON SCHWARZ, MARY PARKER; BACK: ALINE REINERT, GILBERTA ONAT, BARBARA BERGER, MILDRED SOOS, PAT FRIEL, BERNIE WAMPLER
BOOKSHELF FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE CHESTERFIELD BOOK CLUB
by stephanie zeilenga
ABOUT THE CLUB That education is a lifelong pursuit is certainly something the ladies in Friendship Village Chesterfield’s book club can attest to: their thirst for continuing education led Jennifer Russell, community life services director, to start the club years ago. Books were initially chosen by the St. Louis County Library’s outreach program, but selection was taken over in the past year by club leader Barbara Berger. “The library furnishes me with a list I can choose from, and sometimes members offer suggestions,” she says. “We need to be able to get a certain number of copies from the library, and some members need large print, others need books on CD.” Often, members can pick up the title at the bookmobile that stops by Friendship Village each week. Meetings are informal, and no one is pressured to speak, Berger says. While part of the allure of book club is social, members also enjoy the exposure to a variety of genres and titles. “Most people get in a groove of reading one kind of book,” Berger says. “This expands the types of things they read and, with the bookmobile, they don’t have to go anywhere, which for a lot of people can be a problem if the weather isn’t great.” ABOUT THE BOOK Jacob Hunt, a teenager with Asperger’s syndrome, is obsessed with forensic analysis. One day, he finds himself accused of murder, in part because the typical tics and social oddities of his condition look a lot like guilt to law enforcement. House Rules explores what it’s like to be different and the effect Asperger’s has on a family.
[ opinions ]
>>“I enjoyed the book. It was quite readable and I would recommend it. The author held my interest through to the end.”
—HELEN MICHAELSON SCHWARZ
>> “One of the things I liked best was the weight of the book. I lost 5 pounds carrying it around— it was terribly repetitious.”
>>“I was impressed with the author’s research on Asperger’s. The disease caused psychological problems for the main characters.”
A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini
UP NEXT |
FLY AWAY HOME by Jennifer Weiner
JUNE 11, 2014
[SNAPPED!] NURSES FOR NEWBORNS
SLU LUPUS RESEARCH
by bill barrett
by margaret rambo
WHAT | A Night For Newborns Dinner Auction WHERE | Frontenac Hilton WHY | Fundraiser to benefit the many programs of NFNF that help new
WHAT | 20th Annual Golf for Lupus and Juvenile Arthritis Tournament WHERE | Probstein Golf Center in Forest Park WHY | To generate funds for the research of Dr. Terry Moore at Saint
Louis University WHO | Chair John Fischer, Veronica McDonnell, Dr. Terry Moore, Fox 2 emcee John Pertzborn, Dr. John Freund, Randy McDonnell, American Eagle Credit Union and other sponsors HIGHLIGHTS | A $20,000 seed money check presented to SLU in the name of John E. Fischer Lupus and Juvenile Arthritis Research fund, raffles, luncheon and auctions
moms care for their babies WHO | Auction chairs Barbara Druhe, Fran Marks and Gloria Ward; board chair Eileen Hamburg HIGHLIGHTS | Live and silent auction and dinner
1| DR. TERRY MOORE 2| VERONICA McDONNELL, DR. JOHN FREUND 3| JIM HOLTGRIEVE, JIM BARRETT, CHARLIE WAALKES, DAVE OSBORN 4| EMCEE JOHN PERTZBORN 5| JIM HOLTGRIEVE, LINDA ROSSO, JIM BARRETT 6| JOHN AND PENNY FISCHER 7| DR. REBECCA FISCHER, RYAN, EDWARD AND ALEXANDRA HATCHER 8| AMELIA AND MARIANNE FELLER 9| PATRICK AND KENDRA McNICHOLS WITH DAX, MILLIE AND EVERLIE
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1| JANET LEIGH, EILEEN HAMBURG 2| BARBARA DRUHE, FRAN MARKS, GLORIA WARD 3| ROB BRANDENBERG, JULIE ROEPKE 4| LINDA DOUGHERTY, JOHN DEVOTO, NANCI BOBROW 5| SERENA HAMPEN, DOTTY REYNOLDS 6| MEGAN BARTON, STEVEN PEPPER 7| MATT AND JEN FUNK 8| DONNA ERBS, LAURA ELLENHORN 9| NORINE SEARS, JOHN AND LINDA SCHINK 10| GARNADA AND KYLYN WALKER 11| MICHAEL HARRIS, KAREN BLUMEYER 12| ANDREW HUANG, LILING LAI 13| LISA LAPINSKI <<< GO TO TOWNANDSTYLE.COM TO SEE MORE [ SNAPPED! ] >>>
GIRLS ON THE RUN
by carla falasco
WHAT | Cocktail Reception WHERE | SqWires Restaurant WHY | Proceeds support Girls on the Run programs with financial
support for those unable to afford them, including through individual scholarships, running shoes for a team or sponsorship of a team for a season WHO | Phyllis Weiss and Lilian Davis served as event co-chairs; executive director Courtney Berg welcomed and thanked guests. HIGHLIGHTS | Jen Gapin, Ph.D., shared her insights as a sports psychology consultant and performance enhancement specialist; Katie Heggemeier, coach and participating mother, offered remarks.
WEISS, LILIAN DAVIS 2| COURTNEY BERG 3| LIZ SUMMERS, JILL INDOVINO, KATIE LERWICK, KRISTIE SKOR 4| EMILY KISER, ALLIE MIDDENDORF 5| ELLEN HOWE, JEN GAPIN 6| ERIN WYNN, SARAH RATHSACK, KATE DURYEA, COURTNEY RAY 7| TINA KEARNEY, ANNE NASH, MELISSA ZAEGEL 8| ELIZABETH TRASTER, KATIE MANGA, LYNN SHAUGHNESSY JUNE 11, 2014
[SNAPPED!] YOUNG FRIENDS OF
SLU LIVER CENTER
by bill barrett
WHAT | Young Friends of SLU Liver Center, That ’80s Prom WHERE | Plush WHY | To raise funds for SLU Liver Center, which focuses on
understanding liver disease, developing new technology and treatments, and applying the results to patient care WHO | Honorary chair Dr. John Tavis, Young Friends Executive Committee officers Joe Reinberg, Katie Fakonas and Leslie Hodges, committee members and many supporters HIGHLIGHTS | Costume contest and live music
FOSTER & ADOPTIVE CARE COALITION by margaret rambo
WHAT | Old Bags Party WHERE | Frontenac Hilton Hotel WHY |To support the agency in creating permanency for foster
children by recruiting foster-adoptive homes in the community WHO | Emcees Kelly Jackson and Heidi Glaus of KSDK; chair Holly Demerath; executive director Melanie Scheetz, board president Jane Dueker, adoptive parents and guests HIGHLIGHTS | Lucky shoppers clutched designer handbags, sipped drinks, savored delectable bites and opened surprise gift bags.
1| DANA MAZZIER, HOLLY DEMERATH 2| SUE HESSLING, MARY PUSATERI 3| MELANIE SCHEETZ, JONARY REED 4| KELLY JACKSON, HEIDI GLAUS 5| PAULA RUSSELL, KAREN MACWALLACH 6| COLLEEN AND MARCIA AMBROSE 7| KATIE CANCILA, MARY JO SOKOL 8| CHRISTINE BLAZEVIC, SUZANANE ALBOVIAS 9| CINZIA VARVARO, LIA ABBATE
1| STANDING: TOM FAKONAS AND KATIE FAKONAS, JOE REINBERG, MATT HODGES, CHRIS CABANSKI; SEATED: JEN WELCH, LESLIE HODGES, TRIFFIN ZECY, ANNIE McDERMOTT, JESS ZVANUT 2| JOSH TIHEN, BRITTNEY BELLERS 3| MIKE PONDER, LINDSEY SPELLMEYER 4| LEISA AND KIRK DUFF 5| KELLY STREMLAU, KATIE SALEFSKI 6| DAVID AND KRISTIN NEUSEL, MEGAN AND MAL PREWITT 7| BRAD ADANK, CODY GREENE, EMILY MUERTZ 8| ERIN AND MIKE MERKLE <<< GO TO TOWNANDSTYLE.COM TO SEE MORE [ SNAPPED! ] >>>
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[SNAPPED!] WHITFIELD SCHOOL by matt kile WHAT | Whitfield Montage Run for the Roses WHERE | Whitfield School WHY | To support the excellent educational programs and goals of the
college-prep secondary school located in Town & Country WHO | Auction co-chairs Susan Simons and Sheri Kunin, annual fund and auction manager Sheri Diemer HIGLIGHTS | A Kentucky Derby-themed event with silent and live auctions in the school’s athletic center. Guests were dressed in Derby Day attire and sipped on themed drinks.
art + design June 14th through 4|
Please visit usfor this exciting collaboration including a unique selection of Modern paintings,drawings, fine prints and sculpture, highlighted with examples of Mid-Century Modern furniture and design.
1| DAVE AND SUSAN SIMONS, SHERI AND PAUL DIEMER, SHERI AND MARK KUNIN 2| TANYA AND ERIC BERGANTZ 3| BURTON AND PAM LEE 4| BECKY MARSH, JAMES KING 5| SCOTT WILSON AND ROSANNE LEAKE 6| JOHN AND ANNE DELAUTRE 7| FLIP AND CANDY CADY, CHRIS CADY, KATIE MUELLER 8| JILL WEBER, MARY WEISS 9| MICHAEL AND DANA TAYLOR, PAUL AND KIM SMITH 10| CECILIA HARRIS, RICKEY GOODWIN, PAT HILL
Opening Night Preview - Saturday, June 14 6-9pm - Cocktails and Hors d’œuvres Complimentary Valet Parking - RSVPs Appreciated A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit Food Outreach
9650 Cl a y t on R oa d - ( 314) .993.4477 - k od n er g a l l er y .com
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1 | TED DREWES FROZEN CUSTARD
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard features its delicious Jumbo Caramel Sundae between June 20 and June 29 for $2.60. 6726 Chippewa St. | 4224 S. Grand Blvd. 314.481.2652 | teddrewes.com
2 | GENOVESE JEWELERS
Simon G 18kt., two-tone fancy band with pavé prong-set and marquise diamonds—more than 2 carats total. A beautiful band perfect for spicing up any summer outfit! 12460 Olive Blvd. | 314.878.6203 | genovesejewelers.com
3 | MIDAMERICA SKIN HEALTH & VITALITY CENTER
From powders to lotions, MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center has new sunscreen products and strategies for every part of the day. We are ready to help create a solution for your unique needs. 222 S. Woods Mill Road, Ste. 475N 314.878.0600 | midamericaskin.com Tateossian, one of the world’s leading jewelry and accessories brands, creates the ultimate range of hand-crafted, contemporary and unique cuff links for discerning businessmen. $295 8101 Maryland Ave. | 314.721.7848 | savilerowstl.com
For a sleek, compact, day or night piece this summer, the Lauren small shoulder bag by designer Mel Boteri is the perfect pick. Black calf-skin leather trim and tassel add dimension to a white calf-skin base clutch or with detachable chain strap. $625 266 Plaza Frontenac | 314.983.0781 | pacefariascollections.com
6 | BONHAMS
A Bonhams specialist will be in St. Louis June 25 and 26 to provide complimentary auction estimates with a view to selling at upcoming New York auctions in all categories, including fine arts, antiques, jewelry, and books & manuscripts. 580 Madison Ave., New York, NY 773.267.3300 | bonhams.com
7 | AMINI’S HOME RUGS AND GAME ROOM Offering quality outdoor furniture from Tommy Bahama, O. W. Lee and North Cape, including dining, sectionals, firepits and patio umbrellas—next-day delivery guaranteed. 17377 Chesterfield Airport Road | 636.537.9200 | aminis.com
8 | SWEETOLOGY
Camp Sweetology is the perfect purveyor of fun this summer. Every Tuesday morning for children 7 and up and every Wednesday morning for the grown-up ‘camper’, get out of the heat and enjoy a treat with someone you love! 9214 Clayton Road | sweetology.com
It’s tIme for
Fur Summer Care Ann Dolan Hurth and Georgene Frazier invite you to visit The Fur Boutique, llc, St. Louis’ newest furrier. We are committed to providing the quality, service and experience our customers have received from us for decades.
Services include: The Fur Boutique llc
St. LouiS’ FineSt Furrier
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~ Storage ~ Cleaning ~ Conditioning ~ repairing ~ reStyling ~ trade-inS aCCepted
Two days only! Drop off at Giddyup Jane, 9670 Clayton Road in Ladue
sat. June 14 or mon. June 16 fRom 10am tiLL 4pm
Or call anytime for pick up
314 401 0317 or 314 453 4966
PHOTO: ROBERT L. BROWN
4 | SAVILE ROW
5 | PACE FARIAS COLLECTIONS
SOLD FOR $792,400: A FINE TIFFANY STUDIOS FAVRILE GLASS AND BRONZE WISTERIA TABLE LAMP
Check out our Tuesday Half-Day Camps!
6 9214 Clayton Road, Ladue
Double Trunk Show
Algo of Switzerland and
Bessi of Italy th thursday, June 19~
st saturday June 21~
9 | THE CHESHIRE
Take advantage of Fox & Hounds’ poolside menu offerings, including summer cocktails and tasty bites, while lounging at The Cheshire’s pool. Open to the public with food/beverage minimum. 6300 Clayton Road | 314.647.7300 | cheshirestl.com
made-to-measure specialty pieces that provide a perfect fit. You choose the fabric and details for your own a one-of-a-kind look.
10 | DREAM PLAY RECREATION
Stay cool this summer with great deals from Dream Play Recreation. A limited-time special offer of lowest prices of the year on select swing sets, plus install, is going on now. 17373 Edison Ave. | 636.530.0055 | dreamplayrec.com
Exclusive luxury from
ing EvE nt h t o l C Custom 9817 Clayton Road St. Louis 63124 314.991.5262 MisterGuyClothiers.com
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11 | AESTHETIC MEDISPA OF WEST COUNTY / OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC & COSMETIC SURGERY
Botox Cosmetic is a great treatment for summer; used between the brows and on crow’s-feet, it helps reduce muscle activity that causes frown lines. 12990 Manchester Road, Ste. 101/102 314-567-3567 | eyelidmd.com | medispastlouis.com
A St. Louis Summer Tradition: THE RESTAURANT AT THE CHESHIRE’S
12 | HUES INDIA
MUNY DINNER PACKAGE
An artistic gold-plated filigree ring bracelet is traditional bridal jewelry in India, worn alone or as a pair. 1173 Colonnade Center | 314.822.0301
A three-course meal of Cheshire favorites with transportation to and from The Muny
13 | ELLEARD HEFFERN FINE JEWELERS
$35 PER PERSON, $18 PER CHILD (excludes show tickets)
This summer is all about snakes, like this beguiling ring by Lika Behar, hand-crafted in 24kt. gold with a diamond-set head. Exclusively at Elleard Heffern. $2,250. 101 S. Hanley Road | 314.863.8820 | heffern.com
A special kids menu will also be available.
Reserve your table at restaurant-stl.com or by calling 314.932.7818.
14 | TATYANA BOUTIQUE
We carry a line of retro beachwear items that includes vintage-style swimwear, separates, rompers and dresses. 17057 N. Outer 40 Road | tatyana.com
15 | STAGES ST. LOUIS
STAGES’ Theatre for Young Audiences offers Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, a guaranteed treat for the entire family! Full of breathtaking dance and the glorious music of Tchaikovsky. 1023 Chesterfield Parkway East | 314.821.2407 | stagesstlouis.org
16 | MISTER GUY CLOTHIERS
Exclusive to Mister Guy Women’s are the Bella Tu line of dresses and tunics. In gorgeous colors with outstanding craftsmanship, these pieces are beautiful and will take you from poolside to nightlife. 9817 Clayton Road | 314.991.5262 | misterguyclothiers.com
NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH! 7036 CLAYTON AVE, ST. LOUIS, MO 63117 314.932.7818 | RESTAURANT-STL.COM
17 | WEINHARDT PARTY RENTALS
Burlap is one of the hottest trends for rustic country weddings, thanks to its versatility. Our new natural-wood chairs provide the perfect seat to complement a burlap bow. 5901 Elizabeth Ave. | 314.822.9000 | weinhardtpartyrentals.com
18 | SIGNATURE KITCHEN & BATH
Summer is a perfect time to remodel your kitchen and bath in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. We offer free consultations. 9701 Manchester Road | 14208 Manchester Road 4067 N. St. Peters Parkway 636.720.0451 | 636.230.6400 | 636.926.2414
19 | BROADVIEW SCREEN COMPANY
Oasis Patio Shades enhance the use of outdoor living spaces by filtering the sun's heat and glare while maintaining an airy, open feeling and view. 12951 Gravois Road, Ste. 130 | 314.842.8888 | broadviewscreen.com
20 | WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER
14 Board Certified Master Arborist
22 | KODNER GALLERY
Tom Gamma, ISA Certified Arborist
Modernism: art + design – June 14 to Aug. 30. Please join us for this exciting collaboration that includes a unique selection of modern paintings, drawings, fine prints and sculpture, highlighted with examples of midcentury modern furniture and design from MoModerne. 9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477 | kodnergallery.com
Knowledge and quality are hallmarks of our reputation
Your trees deserve the best care
23 | DISTINCTIONS
GammaTree.com 20 |
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21 | MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM
‘American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition’ is open at the Missouri History Museum. Step back in time to an era of flappers and bootleggers. Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park | 314.746.4599 | mohistory.org
Tim Gamma, B.S. Horticulture
Ask about our advanced products to treat, refresh and protect your skin. Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery specialists can recommend products for your individual goals. 605 Old Ballas Road, Ste. 100 | 314.996.3880 | facialplasticsurgery.wustl.edu
Summer fashions sizzle in bold prints and bright colors. Brighten your mood during this season of hot fashions at Distinctions. 12354 Olive Blvd. | distinctionsinfashion.com
SPECIAL ADVERTISING FEATURE
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It’s a Man’s World By Suzy Bacino | Photos by Suzy Gorman Style Coordination by Kirsten Glanvill
Model: Drew Parkin of Chosen Model Management Chicago
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No doubt about it: Every girl notices a guy with style. Whether he’s ultra-casual in shorts and tennies or spiffed-up in a blazer and bucks, he’s turning heads and getting checked out.
PLAY TIME SHADES OF GREY FLORAL SHIRT, $88, BALDWIN JEANS, $234; BOTH FROM EAST + WEST | MIANSAI WRAP WATCH, $405 FROM NEIMAN MARCUS| LEATHER BRACELET, $300 FROM SAVILE ROW | FRYE BOOTS, $258 FROM DILLARD’S.
JUNE 11, 2014
STEPPIN’ OUT SOUTHERN TIDE GINGHAM SHIRT, $99.50, PANTS, $99.50, BELT, $49.50; ALL FROM CRESCENT COAST | J. SHOES SUEDE BUCKS, $185 FROM EAST + WEST | MIANSAI WATCH, $355 FROM NEIMAN MARCUS
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POLISHED PREP ROBERT TALBOTT SPORT COAT, $898, PLAID SHIRT, $278, SUEDE BELT, $198, SAMUELSOHN PANT, $275, PETER MILLAR POCKET SQUARE, $75; ALL FROM MISTER GUY | EDWARD ARMAH LAPEL FLOWER, $35 FROM SAVILE ROW | GLASSES, $279 FROM SEE EYEWEAR
JUNE 11, 2014
WEEKEND WARRIOR VINCE HOODIE, $125 FROM NEIMAN MARCUS | SOUTHERN TIDE PLAID SHORTS, $79.50, SPERRY LEATHER BOAT SHOES, $90; BOTH FROM CRESCENT COAST
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SMOOTH TALKER COPPLEY MICROFIBER CUSTOMIZABLE BLAZER, $695, LEATHER BRACELET, $275; BOTH FROM SAVILE ROW | RALPH LAUREN DENIM SHIRT, $89.50 FROM DILLARD’S | W. KLEINBERG BELT, $145 FROM MISTER GUY | SHINOLA WATCH, $550 FROM EAST + WEST | POCKET SQUARE, $65 FROM NEIMAN MARCUS
Many thanks to the Animal Protective Agency in Brentwood for providing our darling puppies on p.22 and 23(Dewey and Lewey). They can be adopted by calling 314.645.4610.
JUNE 11, 2014
in focus+ senior living
JUNE 11, 2014 | FLIP
20years helping safeguard
John Zinsser, Helen of Troy, 2012, oil and enamel on canvas, 84 x 84 inches
Philip Slein Gallery 4735 McPherson Avenue Saint Louis, Missouri 63108 p 314.361.2617 f 314.361.8051 www.philipsleingallery.com
Presented in St. Louis by American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition was created by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
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Forest Park 314.746.4599 mohistory.org
Library of Congress
Tickets: 314.361.9017 or mohistory.org
[ leisure ] Almost everyone offers cremation. Offering on-site cremation puts us in a class of our own.
F6 COVER STORY – Buckingham Asset Management F7 ON THE TABLE – Rbar at Ruth’s Chris F8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
[ in focus ] SENIOR LIVING F10 DAILY GRIND – Clayton Coffee Club F11 COVER STORY – The Gatesworth
Nowadays, it’s very common
[ health&beauty ]
cremation services. You might not know that cremation and on-site cremation are two very
F14 HEALTH – Summer Skin F18 WHAT WE LOVE IN – Summer Scents F19 GET THE LOOK – Christie Brinkley F20 PARENT TRAP – Teaching Kids About Money
on-site crematory is just another way we guarantee that your loved one’s care is always in reach and near to our hearts.
[ t&s home ] SUMMER HOME GALLERY F21 FROM THE GARDEN – Bring The Garden Indoors F26 HOMEWORK – Extra Credit F31 HOSTING AT HOME – Father’s Day F33 SOLD & OPEN HOUSES F32 CLASSIFIEDS leisure
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[ on the cover ] BUCKINGHAM ASSET MANAGEMENT, LOCATED AT 8182 MARYLAND AVE., STE. 500, IS CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HELPING CLIENTS SAFEGUARD THEIR FINANCIAL FUTURE AND ACHIEVE THEIR MOST IMPORTANT GOALS. PICTURED ON THE COVER: BAM ADVISOR SERVICES PRESIDENT AL SEARS, CEO ADAM BIRENBAUM, CO-FOUNDER AND WEALTH ADVISER BERT SCHWEIZER III, CO-FOUNDER AND WEALTH ADVISER STUART ZIMMERMAN. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.725.0455 OR VISIT BUCKINGHAMADVISOR.COM.
COVER DESIGN BY JULIE STREILER PHOTO PROVIDED BY TIM PARKER PHOTOGRAOHY
Free children’s performances every Wednesday in June and July 1 pm in the Food Court
Registration starts at noon. Be one of the first 100 to register and receive a free kids’ food voucher.* Join Taubman Prestige Outlets every Wednesday and enjoy all kinds of
circus-smiling, science-astonishing, puppet-performing, music-making, animal-frolicking, magical fun and more. Every Wednesday is different!
1-64/40 Boone’s Crossing Exit Entertainment schedule at TaubmanPrestigeOutlets.com. Like us to receive the latest event updates.
*Visit TaubmanPrestigeOutlets.com/events for food voucher rules and regulations.
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The approach has been successful. Buckingham now has offices in California, Texas WALL STREET CAN OFTEN SEEM LIKE A CARNIVAL MIDWAY, with shifty-eyed barkers hawking get-rich-quick investment schemes, hot stocks and and Iowa, and has expanded to include BAM Advisor Services, a strategic resource gimmicks for timing the market. But 20 years ago, a couple of certified public accountants partner for more than 140 wealth advisory firms nationwide. “We currently have $23 who didn’t believe in hocus-pocus got tired of the hype. So Bert Schweizer III, Stuart billion of collective assets under management and administration, and reach more than 17,000 families,” says CEO Adam Birenbaum. Zimmerman and their partners started a new kind “But by far our greatest reward comes from doing of financial planning and wealth management the right thing for our clients, helping them make services firm: Buckingham Asset Management. the most of their money so they can achieve their “We pledged always to put our clients first,” dreams.” The company recently rebuilt its website Schweizer recalls. “Too many financial advisers are to include interactive, customized content, and in the business of pushing products, not serving also expanded its social media presence. “Our their clients’ best interests. At Buckingham, every growth deepens our ability to serve and advise decision we make is measured against how well it clients on every aspect of their financial lives, helps our clients accomplish their goals. We give from investments, risk assessment and effective them a customized, multi-faceted, long-term plan tax strategies to insurance, charitable giving and that fits their needs and the needs of those they estate planning.” care about most. We keep them on track and help Birenbaum still quotes the career advice he them protect and build their wealth.” received 11 years ago, when he started at Buckingham Buckingham advisers don’t rely on hot tips or as an intern. “Bert Schweizer told me, ‘Add value the next big thing, Schweizer says. “We base our to your clients’ lives, and you’ll never have to worry recommendations on legitimate, peer-reviewed about making a profit.’ He was right. That’s why our financial research by leading economists.” Wall ADAM BIRENBAUM AND BERT SCHWEIZER III. Street makes money by encouraging constant buying and selling, he notes. “But the philosophy has never changed, our mission has never wavered, through good markets or record shows that owning a diversified portfolio and using a buy-and-hold strategy bad. We put clients first. We give them peace of mind and make a positive difference in outperform the majority of active stock pickers, year after year. Slow, steady, evidence- their lives—how terrific is that? Yes, we’ve experienced exceptional growth, and we hope to based investing wins the race, enabling clients to safeguard their financial future at a keep serving and educating individuals, families and organizations for many years to come. But the best is still ahead. And I think it’s pretty neat it all started here in St. Louis.” low cost and increased tax efficiency.”
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Answer: Traditionally, facial implants were used almost exclusively for facial augmentation— especially for those with a weak chin or flat cheekbones. Men often sought chin augmentation to project a stronger, more masculine appearance. In a general sense, all facial implants are used to add volume to a deficient area. In the case of a weak chin, it is a congenital loss of volume that requires correction to restore normal appearance. As we age, we lose bony and soft tissue volume throughout the face. We hear a lot about the use of filler substances to add volume to the mid-facial area and to restore the cheek bones. However, there are no permanent injectable fillers, so repeated injections are necessary to achieve the desired effect.
Gregory Branham, MD Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery Center
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Unlike injectable fillers, facial implants add volume permanently. They are best thought of as an addition of bony or skeletal volume to the face. The most common forms of cheek and chin implants are solid silicone and have a very good safety profile. Once the implants become incorporated, they rarely cause problems and patients soon forget they are there. Because opting for facial implants is a big step for some patients, we often use an injectable filler that allows the patient to experience the look and feel of implants. The newer chin implants can restore a smooth contour to the jawline and enhance the upper neck. Cheek implants provide support to the mid-facial soft tissue and restore permanent volume there. When used in conjunction with facelift and resurfacing procedures, facial implants offer a distinct advantage over long term use of fillers in the appropriate patient. Your sister can talk to her facial plastic surgeon about options for facial rejuvenation. Together, she and her physician will develop a treatment plan based on her rejuvenation goals.
PHOTO LEISURE ALBUM
[ ON THE TABLE ] by jonathan carli | photos by bill barrett
[ RBAR ]
1 n. brentwood blvd. | 314.783.9900
[ amuse bouche ] THE SCENE |
Ruth’s Chris’ bustling bar area, with windows, a large circular bar, booths and a patio to the outdoors
THE CHEF |
Executive chef Brent Morrison
THE PRICES |
Happy hour menu with $8 entrees and boutique cocktails, $3 beers
THE FAVORITES |
Seared Ahi Tuna, Smoked Salmon Chips, Filet Oscar, Crab BLTs with Zucchini Fries, Spicy Lobster
GOD BLESS FREE-MARKET COMPETITION—
that is my gut response to the new RBar menu at Ruth’s Chris. During happy hour, 4 to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays (including Friday), you can order some of this town’s finest food for $8 a dish, and many of the dishes are full-out entrees. Of course, you’re likely to be side-swiped by a pomegranate martini or two (also specially priced at $8) while you’re at it, but that doesn’t change the fact that this newly launched Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl Happy Hour menu is a sweet deal. Started in May, the eight offerings are split evenly between meat and seafood, all $8 a plate except Filet Oscar, which at $16 is still a steal (after 6:30, the RBar menu items jump to $11 to $21). I assume this attractive marketing move is a preemptive attempt to upstage other nearby steakhouses (the new 801 Chophouse recently planted itself in Clayton, and
Morton’s, on Bonhomme Avenue, has long been a competitor). If they’re trying to bring people in the door and build customer loyalty, I think they’re on to something. Seared Ahi Tuna was a delicious display of premium fish, a light sear around the edges, with salt, pepper and a little Cajun seasoning. It came with spicy pickled ginger and a little mass of pickled cukes and red peppers—an excellent dish and almost enough for a light meal. Actually, when you consider the warm bread loaf they bring to the table, it is enough. Smoked Salmon Chips is a plate of large, thick-cut potato chips turned bright orange from a coating of Cajun salt and piled high with capers, diced red onion, creme fraiche and the best smoked salmon I’ve had outside of Canada. The flaked fish was moist, with a wonderfully delicate smokiness—subtle and sweet. Here again, you could make a light meal out of this,
[ food • ŏ • lō • gy ]
BERNAISE SAUCE | A classic French sauce made with a wine reduction flavored by
tarragon and thickened with egg yolks and butter
AHI TUNA | The Hawaiian name for yellowfin and bigeye tuna. These are large fish, about 400 pounds, but roughly half the size of bluefin tuna BACKFIN CRABMEAT | Premium pieces that are white, yet not as large as jumbo
lump. Backfin is considered finer than the pinker and tougher claw meat.
as there are four massive chips with plenty of topping on each. Love lobster? There’s the Spicy Lobster platter, a pile of fried lobster chunks glazed with that tasty Thai chili sauce everyone loves; it’s sweet and spicy at the same time, with visible red pepper flakes. I’ve saved the best for last, Filet Oscar, which is a serious-sized portion of 4-ounce filet piled with lump crabmeat, asparagus spears and bearnaise sauce. And the dish comes on a sizzling hot plate, just like Ruth’s Chris dining room steaks, and doused with hot butter. So to recap: your choice of eight entrees, seven of them for $8 each. And lest you’re worried about getting your greens, many dishes include some kind of salad fixin’s (Tenderloin Skewer Salad, Crab BLT with Zucchini Fries). If there’s a downside to this, it completely eludes me.
[ chef chat ]
>> brent morrison PEDIGREE | L’Ecole Culinaire
FAVORITE INGREDIENT |
Sea salt; I use it in all my proteins and vegetables.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT |
Kabuki in Ballwin, a Japanese sushi restaurant
[ aftertaste ]
FAVORITE COOKBOOK |
>> The food was terrific, and it’s one of the best deals in town. I’m surprised at what we got for the money.
— ALLEN K. OF CLAYTON
>> We enjoyed everything we tasted, and there is a nice, casual atmosphere to the bar area that makes us want to return soon.
— JERRY S. OF LADUE
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[ ART ]
[ MOVIES ] t&s saw it!
dan johnson: bowls & boats– the vessel show
MALEFICENT >> I didn’t much like Maleficent, but the problem
Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery Free | cathygregory.com >> Raised in Webster Groves, Dan Johnson returns to St. Louis with a one-man show that uses bowls and boats as a jumping-off point toexplore life, form and material. Through July 18.
The Dark Room in Grand Center | Free | thedarkroomstl.com
6/13–8/24 2014 arists-in-residence exhibition Craft Alliance in Grand Center | Free | grandcenter.org
6/21 gallery talk and book-signing: frederick fausz 11 a.m. | Sheldon Arts Galleries | Free | sheldonconcerthall.org
[ ETC. ] now–9/1 life on the eve of world war 1 Historic Hawken House | $4 | 314.968.1857
6/14 designer clearing house for big brothers big sisters and asid 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Masonic Temple | $5 | 636.225.9000
6/21 flicks and foodies: butch cassidy and the sundance kid 7 p.m. | Gateway Arch Grounds |Free | gatewayarch.com
6/21 the longest day: alzheimer’s association fundraiser
9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. | St. Louis Bridge Center | Donation of $35–$200 stlouisbridge.org/longestday
might be my childhood adoration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Maleficent is one of the best parts of the story, a deliciously deviant villain, as glamorous as she is frightening. Here Angelina Jolie, playing the title character, delivers all that, but the plot swirling around her feels flimsy when stacked up against the original fairy tale. With the success of Wicked, revisionist fairy tales are something of a fad, and that concept is interesting. Unfortunately, here it veers far too wildly from the original. The film opens with Maleficent as a young fairy frolicking around the Moors, a magical kingdom. She falls in love with Stefan—one day to be Aurora’s father—who later betrays her to become king. In the end, she is a misunderstood hero rather than a villain, a wasted opportunity to shade the original evil character with layers of complexity. Elle Fanning stars as the teenage Aurora, but doesn’t have much appeal, largely the fault of the script. She mostly smiles in wonder at the world around her. Although this is based on a fairy tale heavily reliant on magic, the CGI creatures populating the Moors feel silly and corny, a misguided bid to cater to younger children. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Angelina Jolie’s performance makes it worthy of a Redbox night —S.Z. VIEWED AT RONNIE’S 20 CINE
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OPENING FRIDAY 22 Jump Street | How To Train Your Dragon 2
Westport Plaza Outdoor Village | Free | westportstl.com >> With more than 100 hand-picked vendors, attendees can shop for antiques, handmade items and vintage goods and enjoy great food, live music and amazing giveaways. Through June 22.
I LOVE STL: BAKERIES ON THE RISE BICYCLE TOUR (Family Ride) Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop $3 – $5 | trailnet.org
>>>6/18 SUMMER FUN WEDNESDAY
1–3 p.m. | Taubman Prestige Outlets | Free taubmanprestigeoutlets.com Kids can participate in fun activities, like making glasses, experimenting with light and creating a colorful design with watercolor.
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ALSO IN THEATERS The Fault in Our Stars | Words and Pictures | Belle
NOW ON DVD Tim’s Vermeer | Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit | Non-Stop
[ THEATER ]
[ MUSIC ]
a prairie home companion
6/14 karamu: fiesta of latin and
4:45 p.m. | The Fox Theatre $25–$65 | fabulousfox.com >> A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music and Garrison Keillor’s signature monologue, ‘The News from Lake Wobegon.’
now–6/29 they’re playing our song
Robert G. Reim Theater | Stages St. Louis | $20–$57 stagesstlouis.org
6/12–6/28 love! valour! compassion!
Stray Dog Theatre | $18–$20 | straydogtheatre.org
6/16–6/22 billy elliot the musical The Muny | Free–$85 | muny.org
7:30 p.m. | Union Avenue Christian Church | $18–$20 gitana-inc.org
6/17 jeff tweedy
7 p.m. | Missouri Theatre | $30–$45 | pagan-stl.com
6/18 ms. lauryn hill
8 p.m. | The Pageant | $58–$68 | thepageant.com
6/18–6/22 the missouri chamber music festival First Congregational Church of Webster Groves and The Sheldon Concert Hall | $10 – $65 | mochambermusic.org
stuttgart boys choir concert
6/14 | 5 p.m. | Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis | Free 6/17 | 7 p.m. | St. Francis Xavier College Church | Free >> A boys choir from St. Louis’ sister city, Stuttgart, Germany, performs two free concerts as part of its summer tour.
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THAT GUY TELLS YOU!”
[ it’s the talk of our town ]
Juggling the responsibilities of raising a child and planning for the future, while caring for aging parents, can be very challenging.
BY REBECCA KOENIG
“DON’T BELIEVE ANYTHING
Are you a member of the sandwich generation?
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Jeffrey Korn and Marc S. Rubin founded the group two decades ago, after Straub’s closed its breakfast bar, their usual morning hangout. Korn, a former shoe supplier, reveals the lilting accent of his native South Africa as he describes how the club came to be. (“We asked for Mandela, and they gave us Jeffrey Korn,” someone cracks.) Korn explains the club meets at City Coffeehouse & Creperie because, in his opinion, “It’s the best coffee shop in Missouri.” Plus, it has plenty of room for the boisterous bunch, which occupies the front room from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at which time members take their cups across the street to sit outside at the Cardwell’s patio. New faces are welcome, notes Alan Silverberg, who joined two years ago when a friend invited him. “The first words out of their mouths were, ‘Sit down, shut up, and welcome to the group,’” he says. Rubin, an attorney (“Put the word ‘prominent’ in front of my name!”), proudly announces he’s the only participant who’s not retired. The others protest: “He’s a lawyer, he doesn’t work!” Their office days may be behind them, but these seasoned St. Louisans have an impressive breadth of backgrounds. There’s Kim Tucci, co-founder of The Pasta House, and Myron Klevens, who helped start St. Louis Bread Co. John Reid’s Federal Reserve cap reveals his former profession. And the guys are quick to boast that Larry Baker was recently honored with a Clayton Alumni Hall of Fame Distinguished Educator award for his years teaching economics at Clayton High School. Each is eager to offer his own point of view about Wall Street Journal headlines and the Cardinals’ batting lineup, and at times it’s impossible to discern what’s being discussed. But they all want to hear what Jimmy Manion thinks. “He’s like the guy from the Dos Equis commercials: the most interesting man in the world,” someone says. “And old as the hills!” Manion, who placidly reads the paper amidst the hubbub, smiles when asked about his coffee companions. “It’s very difficult to learn anything because they all talk at the same time,” he says. “But it’s a nice group of guys. They’re no dummies. They’ve all worked, so they’ve got a little smarts to them.” For all their teasing, the guys care about each other, Manion says, remembering how they called to check on him when he was out of town and missed a week of meetings. Before the party breaks up around 9:15 a.m., they drag Ann Gallardo, owner of City Coffeehouse, across the street to testify. “She knows everyone by name, and knows their birthdays,” Klevens says. Gallardo calls them her best customers, then amends herself. “You don’t know how much these guys mean to me,” she says. “They’re more than friends—more like family.”
RESIDENTS JACK WARD, PAT ALLEN AND TOM BURKE.
PHOTO : TIM PARKER PHOTOGRAPHY
THE GATESWORTH] by tony di martino
MAKING NEW FRIENDS WHEN YOU’RE OLDER CAN BE A CHALLENGE,
especially when you find yourself in a completely new environment. But The Gatesworth offers residents lots of opportunities to socialize and share common interests—including a seven-hole putting green for golf enthusiasts of all abilities. Three happy hackers shared their experiences with us.
[ PAT ALLEN, AGE 94 ]
When I moved in five years ago, I was so afraid I’d be lonely. I’m from Kansas City and didn’t know a soul in St. Louis, except for one of my daughters who lives here six months a year. But the other residents kept asking me to join them for dinner or happy hour. This place is such fun. I take three exercise classes a week, and there’s a putting green! I’ve always loved golf. When the mood strikes, a couple of the girls and I grab a club and hit the green. Not long after I moved in, I visited my daughter in California. As she drove me to the airport, I promised I’d call as soon as I got ‘home’—and that’s when I realized The Gatesworth was my home.
[ TOM BURKE, AGE 74 ]
Before I retired, I was purchasing director for a division of GM in Chicago. Two of our six children and their families live here and told us about The Gatesworth. We’ve been here a year now. It’s spectacular. Cookie, my wife, calls it a stationary cruise ship! The staff and residents are wonderful. They made the transition easy. I go out to lunch with the guys at least once a month, and couples and singles go out on the town together. We also have three restaurants on site, and the food is amazing! If not for the fitness center, pool and putting green, I’d weigh 2,000 pounds. I’m an avid golfer. I learned the game when I caddied as a boy. Caddyshack is required viewing in our family. I work on my putt at The Gatesworth’s putting green. They’re having putting contests this spring and summer, and it’s a great way to make new friends. You can bet Cookie and I will be out there.
[ JACK WARD, AGE 77 ]
Donna and I moved here a year and a half ago. I grew up in St. Charles, but left the area in 1970. My career as a real estate/golf course developer took us all over the country. We never intended to come back, but The Gatesworth won us over. It’s better than anything we saw in Scottsdale or Dallas—and I don’t have to mow the lawn! Everyone is so welcoming. We go to the theater, opera and museums, and to a different restaurant every week. If I’m off fishing or golfing, I know Donna has plenty to do, friends to do it with and a limo to take her there. Myself, I like the putting green. Putting is half the game. It’s a good way to stay fit as you age, because it doesn’t take extra power—just skill.
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ARE YOU READY TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN AGAINST SKIN CANCER and premature aging? Take the guesswork out of choosing a sunscreen with the following expert tips. First, if you still have last year’s sunscreens, it’s probably time to replace them. “Most sunscreens have an expiration date printed on the bottle, and using an expired sunscreen may mean the product is not as effective,” says Dr. Kara Blackwell, a W.U. dermatologist. chemical v physical
According to Dr. Joseph Muccini, a dermatologist at MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center, chemical sunscreens allow the sun into the skin, but make it less harmful. Physical sunscreens, which include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, are most often referred to as ‘sunblocks.’ These products do not allow the sun to get into the skin and have the advantage of working immediately, unlike chemical sunscreens, which require 20 minutes to become effective. “In addition, the physical sunscreens are now micronized in premium products, so they no longer make you look like the white-nosed lifeguards of the 1980s,” Muccini says.
water-resistant v waterproof
There’s also an important difference between ‘water-resistant’ and ‘waterproof.’ “The FDA considers a product ‘water-resistant’ if it maintains its SPF level after 40 minutes of water exposure. A product is considered ‘waterproof’ if it maintains its SPF level following 80 minutes of exposure to water,” Muccini says.
2014 RECOMMENDATION FROM CONSUMER REPORTS + BANANA BOAT’S ULTRA DEFENSE MAX SKIN PROTECT SPF 110 SPRAY = $1.75 AN OUNCE. + BULLFROG WATER ARMOR SPORT INSTACOOL SPF 50+ SPRAY = $1.67 AN OUNCE. + COPPERTONE WATER BABIES SPF 50 = $1.38 AN OUNCE. + NEUTROGENA ULTIMATE SPORT SPF 70+ LOTION = $2.75 AN OUNCE. + TARGET’S UP & UP SPRAY SPORT SPF 50 SPRAY = 0.80 AN OUNCE. + WALGREENS’ WELL SPORT SPF 50 SPRAY = $1.58 AN OUNCE + WALMART’S EQUATE ULTRA PROTECTION SPF 50 = $0.56 AN OUNCE. Only BullFrog Water Armor Sport InstaCool lived up to its SPF claim after being in water.
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spray-on v lotion
Spray-on, lotion and other forms of sunscreen all can be effective, as long as they’re applied correctly, according to Blackwell. “It’s important to make sure you’re applying enough—about 1 ounce is needed to cover the exposed areas of your body,” she says. As for concerns about the chemicals used in sunscreens, Blackwell says all the chemicals have been studied by the FDA and deemed safe. “The most current scientific data does not show that the ingredients in sunscreen are associated with hormonal issues, cancer or any other health problems in humans. There is evidence that sunscreens can prevent skin cancer.”
uvb v uva
what’s in a number ?
One of the most common misconceptions about sunscreen is that anything over an SPF of 30 is a waste. That’s simply not true, according to Muccini. In fact, he says SPF 30 should be thought of as the minimum and recommends that most people use at least an SPF 50. “The nuance of this issue is that some people get a false sense of security if they think they have a high-SPF sunscreen. Studies have shown that people use too little sunscreen in the first place and don’t reapply as often as they need to.”
Next, make sure your sunscreen protects against both UVB and UVA rays. “SPF rating systems are only an indicator for UVB protection. Higher SPF numbers do not necessarily guarantee better UVA protection,” Muccini says. “The word ‘broadband’ or ‘broadspectrum’ is often the way somebody knows there is UVA protection. Also, higher SPF sunscreens usually contain a more reliably included UVA protection component.”
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Of course, summer is not the only time you need to think about sun protection. “UVA rays, which can cause photoaging and skin cancer, can penetrate car and office windows,” Blackwell says. If the threat of skin cancer is not motivation enough, Blackwell reminds us that sunscreen has other benefits. “It also prevents signs of aging caused by sun exposure, like brown spots, uneven pigmentation, enlarged pores, wrinkling and sagging skin.”
[ HEALTH&BEAUTY ]
[SUMMER SKIN] by sara savat
Skin care can be an enigma. How much sun is too much sun? What should we look for in our skin cream—glycolic acid or retinol? Do we really need to drink 64 ounces of water a day? One thing’s for sure: as the largest organ of the body, skin deserves plenty of TLC. Read what the experts recommend.
WITH THOUSANDS OF PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET—and probably a dozen or more in your medicine cabinet— finding the right ones for you, without breaking the bank, can be challenging. Here’s a rundown of the most popular products and ingredients, as well as an easy step-by-step skin care routine.
CLEANSE, CORRECT, PROTECT. REPEAT!
SKIN CARE NEEDS TO BE A DAILY EVENT, and there’s no way you’re going to continue a regimen that’s too difficult or complex, says Dr. Amy Miller, of St. Louis Skin Solutions. “Three basic steps are all most people need. The catchphrase is cleanse, correct, protect. A morning routine of cleanser, antioxidant and sunscreen hits all three steps in just a few minutes. In the evening, cleanse again, use an anti-aging component such as a retinol, and then moisturize. Easy!” When choosing products, the first rule is to match them to your needs at the time. “Those can change dramatically depending on hormonal changes, season and aging. In general, hyaluronic acid and ceramides are good to look for, but be aware that what works today may not be right forever. That said, dry skin generally benefits from hyaluronic acid and ceramides, acne-prone skin responds well to salicylic acid or retinols, and signs of aging may be slowed or smoothed with peptides, glycolic acid and retinols,” Miller says. “Most people benefit from antioxidants, and growth factors derived from plant stem cells are a newer addition that can be beneficial for many skin types.” Good skin care products do not have to cost a fortune, either, according to Miller. Beneficial ingredients can be found in inexpensive creams and serums, but carrier ingredients, stabilizers and manufacturing procedures can affect how your skin reacts to the product. Allie Israelson, a senior esthetician and spa manager at Nayak Plastic Surgery and Avani Day Spa, says it may be worth splurging on medical-grade products. “You don’t need 12 different skin care products; just a few good core ones and your once-a-month treatments will do the trick,” she says.
EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE
“Exfoliating removes the dead outer layer of your skin to improve its texture and stimulate new skin growth,” Israelson says. But don’t over-exfoliate—do it two to three times per week. Alpha-hydroxy acids provide an effective way to loosen the outer layer of skin and are mild enough for almost anyone. Israelson also likes the Clarisonic® brush, used daily for a deeper cleaning and exfoliation. For at-home use, Miller recommends glycolic cleansers and enzyme masks. She says avoid at-home microderm abrasion and chemical peels. “These are definitely not recommended,” she advises. “Both carry the risk of serious injury and should be left to the professionals.” Miller also recommends avoiding walnut and apricot exfoliators in favor of a round, synthetic bead. “Natural or irregular grit can create microtears in the skin.”
“Facials provide a deeper exfoliation and cleanse than is possible at home, and improve the skin’s texture and overall tone. Another benefit is that you will get better results from your regular skin care products too, because they’ll be able to penetrate deeper,” Israelson says. Depending on the provider and package chosen, facials may also include microderm abrasion and chemical peels and can range from $65 to $125.
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The only supplement SLU dermatologist Dr. Natalie Semchyshyn recommends to prevent sun damage is polypodium leucotomas extract (commercially, Heliocare or BhyzoCare PLE). There is scientific data that shows this powerful antioxidant, derived from a South American fern, is effective. The effects are strongest an hour after ingesting, so take it prior to outdoor activities in conjunction with topical sunscreen.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E and carotenoids (like beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein) help protect healthy cells and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. “Foods high in antioxidants help protect skin cells from free radical damage, which breaks down collagen and results in fine lines,” Friedman says. “Sun, smoking, pollution, alcohol and stress can all cause free radical formation.” HIGH-ANTIOXIDANT FOODS INCLUDE: berries, dried beans, tomatoes, artichokes, prunes, pomegranate, plums and nuts. Interestingly, there’s evidence that Montmorency cherries help repair sunburned skin, and green tea (also high in antioxidants) improves skin elasticity and moisture, according to Friedman. While it’s generally best to get your vitamins from food, Semchyshyn says it can be difficult to increase antioxidant levels in skin through diet or supplements. “I recommend topical antioxidants for the skin that contain phloretin, ferulic acid and vitamins C and E. Topical vitamin A derivatives such as retinol (or prescription tretinoin) have proven anti-aging effects on skin.”
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beauty foods:::::::: “You can build better skin from the inside out,” says Diane Friedman, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Evolution Fitness. “A healthy diet plentiful in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and healthy sources of protein and fat can add suppleness and protect against sun damage, redness, wrinkles and dryness.”
THE HEALTHY FATS
Foods high in essential fatty acids, like fish, seeds and nuts, can reduce acne and wrinkles, according to Semchyshyn. “They have anti-inflammatory effects; inflammation can cause acne and aging changes in the skin,” she explains. Flax seed and salmon are particularly high in omega-3 fatty acids, which prevent dry, dull skin. Avocado is high in monounsaturated fats, vitamins A and C, and fiber to enhance your complexion. Researchers also are studying omega-3 fatty acids, along with probiotics and tea, for possible beneficial effects on eczema, Friedman adds.
Good hydration is important to keep skin looking its best. “Beverages containing caffeine and/or alcohol can contribute to dehydration. Plain water is best for hydrating and getting nutrients to our cells and helping to flush out toxins,” Semchyshyn says. But more is not better. “If you have dry skin and are well-hydrated, you don’t need extra water, you need a good moisturizer. A good rule of thumb is eight 8-ounce glasses of fluids a day,” she says.
THE TRUTH ABOUT CHOCOLATE
For years, our moms have warned that eating chocolate and greasy chips would cause acne. And guess what? There’s good evidence now that refined carbohydrates can increase the chances of developing acne and wrinkles. “It’s best to avoid white bread, pasta, sugary soft drinks, potatoes, sweets and processed foods. The hormones in dairy also can cause flare-ups in people with acneprone skin.” Semchyshyn says. “As for chocolate, that is more individual. While no study has shown that it causes acne, I have patients who know they break out after eating chocolate or certain foods.” There is one exception. “Dark chocolate, at least 70 percent cocoa, is actually good for the skin,” Friedman says.
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JUST AS WITH A CLOTHING WARDROBE, we in the Midwest get to change our cosmetics wardrobe during the summer months. After all, it’s hot and humid—we can’t expect the same heavy creams and perfumes from the colder weather to be comfortable in the sunny days of summer. Lighter and fruitier is the way to go. Even primarily ‘spicy’ colognes can have some fruity notes, so be sure to pick carefully. With the tendency to want a little more personal space during warm weather and the ever-present hint of perspiration, any scent you use will seem exaggerated. Here are some we like.
<< BOND NO. 9 HUDSON YARDS
From the wildly popular New York brand that commemorates Big Apple neighborhoods comes Hudson Yards, scented with high notes of freesia, lily of the valley and pink pepper oil. Newly launched April 1. $285 at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom
<< JO MALONE SILK BLOSSOM
This London line has come out with a new fruity and floral limited edition for summer. Silk Blossom simulates the scents that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, with apricot, heliotrope and moss. $120 at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom
<< LIBRARY OF FLOWERS FIELD & FLOWERS Light as a summer breeze, this fragrance is delicate and subtle—it’s for you and you alone. The packaging is sweet, too. $56 at Mr. Guy Women’s
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<< L’OCCITANE NEROLI & ORCHIDEE
A new fruity scent from Provencal nameplate L’Occitane combines exotic notes of Moroccan neroli with white orchid from Madagascar—light and delicious. $75 at Nordstrom, L’Occitane and Sephora
<< KATE SPADE LIVE COLORFULLY
A bright and sweet scent, this fragrance has top notes of water lily, mandarin and star anise. It’s light but stays with you through the day. $95 at Nordstrom and Kate Spade
<< RANCE LE VAINQUEUR
The French perfumer Rance offers Le Vainqueur, a paean to Napoleon (the vanquisher). This scent is reminiscent of the Mediterranean with mandarin, grapefruit and bergamot top notes. $120 at Sallie Home
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The French design house Carven has added a soft floral to its popular lineup. $79 at Saks and other fine department stores
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go off to college with no experience in balancing a budget or managing a checkbook—and it costs them. So it’s up to you to teach them. Start with delayed gratification. It teaches them to be less impulsive and more thoughtful about what they want. An allowance is an excellent way to instill lessons about money. Having their own money lets kids learn the value of things, the need to budget, the value of savings, and the principles of tithing. If your child wants you to buy a new Lego set when he/she is in the toy store, that’s a good time to say, “I’m not willing to buy that for you, but if you really want it you can use your own money.” First off, the sticker price alone will be a jolt of reality for them. And if they really want it and don’t have the cash, they will have to delay gratification, earn extra money, and consciously save their allowance. The ball is in their court, and if they end up saving for it and buying it two months later, they will really appreciate it and take extra-good care of it. Help them open a savings account to understand interest. Also, if you don’t have much expertise in financial planning, find someone who can help them do a little investing in the stock market for some real-life, hands-on experience with using money to earn money. On a more metaphysical level, they need to understand the principle of abundance. When I asked my parents to buy me things growing up, the mantra I heard was: “Who do you think we are, Nelson Rockefeller? Do you think money grows on trees?” So what I developed from that negative talk was a ‘scarcity mentality’ that told me there would never be enough and that life was hard. It took me a lot of work to undo that attitude as an adult. I want kids to grow up believing that if they work hard they can achieve what they want, and that there is actually ‘more than enough.’ People who don’t have fears and negativity around money are more relaxed, optimistic and make better decisions about it. But it’s also important to understand that having more ‘things’ does not bring more happiness. Research has demonstrated that once above the poverty line, more money has no significant effect on happiness or fulfillment. Having money can mean having more options and opportunities. It can provide another way to be of service to others through acts of philanthropy. But I don’t want kids to grow up making wealth the driving force behind their decisions about career and life. People with this motivation end up with more mental health problems, poorer relationships, and lower levels of happiness and fulfillment. And of course, model what you want your kids to emulate by the way you yourself handle money. Wealth and abundance should be appreciated, but first they need to be taught.
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DID YOU KNOW THAT GARDENING IS GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH? Research indicates that nature has a positive influence on the psyche and can reduce stress and increase health and happiness. I know my soul is soothed when I’m surrounded by the great outdoors, even when I’m inside.
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To me, a room just isn’t alive without something ‘wild,’ so I’m always on the lookout for odds and ends in the garden to bring indoors. I do this year-round because all four seasons offer something you can use for arrangements. The keys to having fresh bouquets in any season are an open mind and planning. First, think beyond summer and spring flowers: foliage, berries, interesting stems and even vegetables all can give you something to bring inside, no matter the temperature. Next, think ahead a season or two about what you want to use, and plan accordingly. If you want dahlias in autumn, get the tubers planted in spring. Here are some ideas about what to grow for yearlong natural beauty—indoors.
HYDRANGEAS are classic garden shrubs for partially shaded areas in the garden, and they make gorgeous bouquets. The secret to keeping the flowers from wilting is alum. Cut the blooms early in the day and immediately put the stems in water. When you get into the house, re-cut the stems and dip them in alum before arranging in a vase. Alum keeps the cut from healing over and allows the stem to take up water. HYDRANGEAS
Violas and pansies are perfect for dainty bouquets on a side table or nightstand. For interesting branches, choose early spring flowering shrubs like quince, the deciduous holly Ilex decidua or colorful red twig dogwood.
Among my favorite spring cut flowers are spring bulbs, Japanese camellias, peonies and larkspur. Daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are lovely as cut flowers or potted in plastic containers you can slip into a decorative vessel once the blooms start to appear.
Hydrangeas, roses and lilies are summer standbys, but don’t forget about foliage and some of the more unusual blooms. Try hosta leaves and ferns for a monochromatic arrangement, or coleus for bright color. For something unusual, plant allium ‘Globemaster’ bulbs in fall to get early summer blooms. The purple baseball-shaped flowers also are well-suited for drying.
Autumn is all about richly hued flowers, harvests from the vegetable garden, dried gourds and ornamental grasses. Dahlias really shine this time of year with bold colors that are stunning in arrangements. For foliage accents inside the home, plant red mustard greens. P. ALLEN SMITH, HOST OF TWO PUBLIC TELEVISION PROGRAMS, IS AN AWARD-WINNING DESIGNER AND GARDENING EXPERT. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS, INCLUDING HIS SEASONAL RECIPES FROM THE GARDEN.
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$164,900 3BR/2BA ranch on lovely double lot. Lovingly cared for w/newer, gleaming wood floors. Shows like new.
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$124,900 Perfectly located with updates throughout! Featuring 2BR/1BA, 1,025SF and finished LL.
10433 BRIARBENd #10
$64,900 Darling 1BR/1BA updated condo near everything.
8227 Maryland Avenue, Clayton
8 Long Meadows Lane, Town & Country Offered at $2,220,000. Open 6/15, 1-4 PM.
40 Auburndale Drive, Creve Coeur Offered at $1,249,000.
729 Highway H, Troy Offered at $1,195,000.
155 Carondelet Plaza, #301, Clayton Offered at $925,000. Open 6/15, 1-3 PM.
1042 Wings Road, St. Albans NEW LISTING. Offered at $3,960,000.
1263 Cedars Valley Road, St. Albans NEW LISTING. Offered at $899,000.
3 Andre, Des Peres New Price. Offered at $1,049,000.
8 Arbor Road, Olivette NEW LISTING. Offered at $899,000.
2 Midpark Lane, Ladue Offered at $749,000.
9960 Holliston Court, Ladue Offered at $725,000. Open 6/15, 1-3 PM.
316 Cabin Grove Lane, Creve Coeur Offered at $709,000.
12 Oakleigh Lane, Ladue NEW LISTING. Offered at 1,375,000.
19 Berkley Lane, Ladue NEW LISTING. Offered at $699,900.
1425 Wheatfield Lane, St. Albans NEW LISTING. Offered at $669,000.
514 Fox Ridge Road, Frontenac NEW LISTING. Offered at $1,299,000.
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OPEn SUnDAy, JUnE 15TH 8 lONG MeADOWS lN., Town & Country. $2,220,000.
155 CARONDelet PlAzA, UNIt 301, Clayton. $925,000. 1-3 PM
2 Tamarack Drive, Ladue Offered at $595,000.
12552 Cinema Lane, Sunset Hills nEW LiSTinG. Offered at $549,900.
486 Hickory Trace, St. Albans nEW LiSTinG. Offered at $538,900.
208 Timber Trace, St. Albans nEW LiSTinG. Offered at $465,000.
4153 West Pine Boulevard, CWE Offered at $359,000.
6528 Oleatha, St. Louis nEW LiSTinG. Offered at $285,000.
1042 WINGS ROAD, St. Albans. An Italian Village inspired Tuscan Stone home featuring a main house, clock tower pub, a guest house, a Mediterranean style pool with hot tub all on a private 13 + acre estate $3,960,000 12 OAkleIGh lANe, Ladue. Situated on top of the hill, this charming two-story traditional home on 1.4 acres has 4BR/4.5BA. Terrific open floor plan great for entertaining. $ 1 ,375,000 514 FOX RIDGe ROAD, Frontenac. Exceptional atrium ranch on a picturesque acre. A floating curved staircase anchors the open floor plan with floorto-ceiling windows and soaring ceilings on both levels. $1,299,000 1263 CeDARS VAlley ROAD, St. Albans. A custom built with over 6,000 square feet 5BR/5f2hBA all brick home on a premium lot overlooking the golf course. $899,000 8 ARBOR ROAD, Olivette. Farmhouse retreat offers complete privacy, comfort and flexible floor plan on a beautifully landscaped acre in Ladue Schools. 4+BR/4.5BA. Lovely pool. $899,000 19 BeRkley lANe, Ladue. The perfect combination of old and new, this charming 3+BR home is situated in a highly desirable neighborhood within walking distance of Reed School. $699,900 1425 WheAtFIelD lANe, St. Albans. DeShetler built home that sits on larger lot in The Meadows. Backs to 18th fairway on Tavern Creek Course. Mostly Anderson windows and upgraded carpentry. $669,000 12552 CINeMA lANe, Sunset Hills. Outstanding custom 1.5-story floor plan with main large floor master suite on a beautiful 1/2 acre lot. Vaulted open spaces, Pella windows and 3 fireplaces. $549,900 486 hICkORy tRACe, St. Albans. Customized Maple Plan made improvements to an already great floor plan in Timber Trace. One owner made welcome additions. Heated oversized 3-car garage. $538,900 208 tIMBeR tRACe, St. Albans. Sit on your brick lined back patio overlooking a stone lined creek and the rolling lush golf course beyond. This mostly brick home offers many amenities. $465,000 1133 & 1138 WINGS ROAD, St. Albans. Here is your opportunity to build a custom home overlooking the Missouri River. Both lots combined are 10+ acres in the gated Bluffs neighborhood. $350,000/each 6528 OleAthA, St. Louis. Welcome to this stunning 2-story brick home with an abundance of charm! Living room has a cove ceiling, woodburning fireplace and large kitchen. $285,000 112 SAPPINGtON ACReS, Lindbergh Schools. Smart stylish brick ranch situated on cul de sac neighborhood! This home offers 3BR/2BA, some hardwood floors and newly installed carpets. $209,900 815 WeStWOOD DRIVe, #1N, Clayton. This is a wonderful unit in the Moorlands. Sparkling hardwood floors, freshly painted throughout. Two bedrooms each with a walk-in closet. $199,000
12 hUNtleIGh WOODS DRIVe, Huntleigh. 21 UPPeR lADUe, Ladue. 1300 lOG CABIN lANe, Ladue. 21 DeeRFIelD ROAD, Ladue. 10 OVeRBROOk DRIVe, Ladue. 5105 lINDell BOUleVARD, CWE. 22 UPPeR lADUe, Ladue. 395 hIGhWAy V, Troy. 22 WeStMORelAND PlACe, CWE. 9810 OlD WARSON ROAD, Ladue. 11209 heRMItAGe hIll PlACe, Frontenac. 7352 WeStMORelAND DRIVe, University City. 8 OAkleIGh lANe, Ladue. 441 PARk ROAD, Webster Groves. 25 lADUe teRRACe, Ladue. 2019 S. MASON ROAD, Town & Country. 300 FeMMe OSAGe VAlley ROAD, Augusta. 40 AUBURNDAle DRIVe, Creve Coeur. 729 hIGhWAy h, Troy. 10 COUNtRy lIFe ACReS, Town & Country. 9821 lOG CABIN COURt, Ladue. 14 BRIARClIFF, Ladue. 9828 OlD WARSON ROAD, Ladue. 22 FORSythIA lANe, Ladue. 3 ANDRe DRIVe, Des Peres. 9119 ClAytON ROAD, Ladue. 17360 ORRVIlle ROAD, Wildwood. 155 CARONDelet PlAzA, UNIt 301, Clayton. 14 DUNleIth, Ladue. 312 NORth BReNtWOOD, #8, Clayton. 305 N. BeMIStON AVeNUe, Clayton. 2378 hIGhWAy JJ, Elsberry. 72 CleRMONt lANe, Ladue. 28 FAIR OAkS, Ladue. 1178 hAMPtON PARk, Richmond Heights.
$5,650,000 $3,600,000 $2,290,000 $1,995,000 $1,899,000 $1,795,000 $1,670,000 $1,666,000 $1,525,000 $1,500,000 $1,499,000 $1,495,000 $1,450,000 $1,425,000 $1,350,000 $1,300,000 $1,299,000 $1,249,000 $1,195,000 $1,175,000 $1,149,000 $1,100,000 $1,075,000 $1,075,000 $1,049,000 $998,000 $995,000 $925,000 $925,000 $895,000 $885,000 $875,000 $799,000 $799,000 $795,000
RESiDEnTiAL HOMES 2 MIDPARk lANe, Ladue. 9960 hOllIStON COURt, Ladue. 316 CABIN GROVe lANe, Creve Coeur. 26 SOUth SPOeDe ROAD, Creve Coeur. 2726 WyNNCReSt MANOR DRIVe, Chesterfield. 45 CleRMONt lANe, Ladue. 531 N. CeNtRAl AVeNUe, University City. 2 tAMARACk DRIVe, Ladue. 13300 kINGS GleN DRIVe, Town & Country. 17516 ORRVIlle ROAD, Wildwood. 17720 GReyStONe teRRACe, Wildwood. 7936 teASDAle AVeNUe, University City. 6943 PeRShING AVeNUe, University City. 791 BORDeAUX CIRCle, St. Albans. 746 ORIeNtAl lIly, O’Fallon. 1616 DeARBORN DRIVe, Warson Woods. 16831 AShBeRRy CIRCle DRIVe, Chesterfield. 355 DIetRICh ROAD, Ballwin.
$749,000 $725,000 $709,000 $699,900 $649,900 $629,000 $599,000 $595,000 $595,000 $584,900 $579,900 $550,000 $534,900 $506,000 $474,900 $465,000 $449,000 $440,000
165 VAlley VUe, St. Albans. 2420 FlOWeRDAle COURt, Eureka. 1195 WAGNeR PlACe, Rock Hill. 4153 WeSt PINe, CWE. 14361 lADUe ROAD, Chesterfield. 16212 tRADe WINDS COURt, Wildwood. 929 AlANSON DRIVe, University City. 9047 MONMOUth DRIVe, Richmond Heights. 816 CReSCeNt SPRINGS COURt, Valley Park. 503 GleNMeADOW DRIVe, Ballwin. 6177 WAShINGtON BlVD., St. Louis. 1801 hOMeFIelD VAlley COURt, O’Fallon. 6209 MARDel AVeNUe, St. Louis. 732 JUANItA AVeNUe, Glendale. 456 RIDGe AVeNUe, Webster. 7021 tRAINOR COURt, St. Louis. 804 WAleR DRIVe, Lake St. Louis. 2532 FRANCeS AVeNUe, Unincorporated. 7557 DReXel DRIVe, University City.
28 FAIR OAkS, Ladue. $799,000.
9960 hOllIStON COURt, Ladue. $725,000.
13300 kINGS GleN DRIVe, Town & Country. $595,000.
6177 WAShINGtON BlVD., St. Louis. $246,900.
112 Sappington Acres, Lindbergh Schools nEW LiSTinG. Offered at $209,900.
$415,000 $394,900 $389,000 $359,000 $313,500 $299,900 $299,900 $269,900 $259,900 $249,000 $246,900 $244,500 $219,900 $199,500 $199,000 $180,000 $149,875 $139,900 $129,900
815 Westwood Drive, #1n, Clayton nEW LiSTinG. Offered at $199,000.
COnDOMiniUM/ViLLA HOMES 320 UNION BOUleVARD, #3, CWE. 9 PORtlAND COURt, CWE. 1612 MISSISSIPPI AVeNUe, Lafayette Square. 410 NORth NeWSteAD, #4W, CWE . 410 NORth NeWSteAD, #11W, CWE. 4454 lINDell BOUleVARD, #32, CWE. 725 S. SkINkeR, UNIt 7S, Saint Louis. 1525 WAlPOle DRIVe, Chesterfield. 8011 PReSIDIO COURt, #2A, University City. 250 S. BReNtWOOD BOUleVARD, #1F, Clayton. 7515 BUCkINGhAM DRIVe, #3S, Clayton. 900 S. hANley ROAD, UNIt 12e, Clayton. 6115 WAShINGtON BlVD., Unit 302 St. Louis. 801 SOUth SkINkeR BOUleVARD, #3A, St. Louis. 2700 MCkNIGht CROSSING Ct., Rock Hill. 921 SOUth hANley ROAD, #e, Clayton. 2033 FAllING BROOk DR., Maryland Heights.
$490,000 $439,900 $439,000 $357,000 $350,000 $308,000 $265,000 $264,000 $245,000 $225,000 $215,000 $190,000 $169,000 $150,000 $149,900 $139,000 $109,900
456 Ridge Avenue, Webster Groves new Price. Offered at $199,000.
LOTS/ACREAGE/FARMS 2330 OSSeNFORt ROAD, Glencoe. $1,425,000 302, 303, 317 WARDeNBURG FARMS DR., Wildwood. $600,000 1 lIttle lANe, Ladue. $595,000 916 BlUFF ROAD, Pevely. $429,000 72 ACRe hORSe FARM, Bunker. $417,500 4114 hIGhWAy DD, Salem. $416,900 73 ACRe AQUAtIC FARM, Bunker. $299,900 355 DIetRICh, Ballwin. $275,000 lot 3-8,11,12 BRetON WOODS Ct., Wildwood. $225,000-$235,000 GOVeRNOR PlACe #2 lOt 46, St. Charles. $129,000 lAke ChARleS hIllS lOt 88, O’Fallon. $14,000
900 South Hanley Road, #12E, Clayton Offered at $190,000.
nEW COnSTRUCTiOn 8 lONG MeADOWS lANe, Town & Country. 1 lIttle lANe, Ladue. 809 tARA eStAteS COURt tBB, Chesterfield.
$2,220,000 $1,700,000 $875,750
6115 Washington Boulevard, #302, St. Louis Offered at $169,000.
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[HOMEWORK: DEAR HOMEWORK,
My husband and I love the neighbors and convenient location of our U. City home. Now that our children have moved out, we think it’s time to hit the refresh button. We need to remove the struggling dogwood and the dying sycamore at the edge of the driveway. We are also considering reinstating the former walkway from the front steps to the sidewalk. That said, our main question is about the style our renovations might take. To our eyes, the house is rather drab; what suggestions do you have? Sincerely, ——— UNCLEAR IN U. CITY
DEAR UNCLEAR IN U. CITY,
I understand how decades of living in the same residence can make one a bit blind to its possibilities. To my eyes, your all-brick home presents a unique opportunity to delve into several aesthetic directions. You will notice, though, that all three schemes remove the sycamore, add the new walkway and replace the dogwood with some vertical evergreens that help block the view of the house on the left. Leaving those issues constant allows us to study the aesthetics of the façade in isolation.
wood brackets coat of arms
SCHEME I This version enhances the home’s Mediterranean architectural features. The wide roof overhang has been augmented by the large wood brackets characteristic of fine Italian buildings. In addition, new stone balusters, coat-of-arms details for the blank arched areas, and a new coach lamp add supporting details that reinforce an Italianate feel. A tan paint wash ages the home, again making it feel more Mediterranean.
SCHEME 2 The next version paints the structure white and adds black shutters, which give the façade an urbane feel. Versailles-type planter boxes ornament the entry terrace, and a new copper roof at the front door adds drama. A new coach lamp is placed between the French doors. The overall impression of this scheme is totally different from the current residence. Different colors, of course, could be used, but these create the greatest contrast with the present façade (and with the next-door neighbors).
versailles planter boxes
SCHEME 3 The final design takes the property into a more Georgian direction. A new, columned and pedimented porch gives an elegant focus to the composition. Dark green shutters contribute to the Georgian feel, and new window boxes add an additional detail and a big dose of charm. In this version, a wood bench accessorizes the entry terrace.
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All three of these schemes show ways to improve a drab home through many different initiatives. I hope these options open your eyes to your home’s potential. ——— PAUL D.
HOMEWORK IS PENNED BY PAUL DOERNER, PRESIDENT, THE LAWRENCE GROUP. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR HOME CRITIQUED, CONTACT US AT HOMEWORK@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM
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1303 Childress Ave. - Dogtown - $425,000
Featuring efficient features throughout, 1303 Childress was the FIRST green certified home in St. Louis. The four-bedroom craftsman is seven years old but shines like new. A gourmet kitchen flows right into the airy living and dining rooms.
4 Barclay Woods - Ladue - $1,950,000
800 South Hanley, Unit 4E - Clayton - $1,125,000 Thoughtfully designed, this two level town home evokes a sense of sophistication and comfort. The living and dining areas are highlighted by bamboo floors, tray ceilings, built-in bookcases, a cast stone fireplace, a 1000 bottle wine room and a south-facing terrace. The kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, granite, premium appliances, center island and butler pantry with wet bar. The family room has built-in bookcases housing three TVs! Spacious master with private terrace and custom walk-in closet. All located in a full service building!
The handsomely paneled great room boasts a 11' ceiling, stunning sunken wet bar, fireplace, adjoining billiard room and access to the restored Edith Mason garden bringing the outdoors in. The breathtaking patio garden delights with private tennis court and saltwater pool.
206 Carlyle Lake - Creve Coeur - $895,000
Exceptionally inviting, the lavishly appointed great room with fireplace, hardwood floors, custom millwork and coffered ceiling opens to the outside entertaining area. Lower level offers family room, bar, pool room, bonus room/bedroom and full bath.
1117 Timberlane - Warson Woods - $749,000
be greeted by a formal living room with fireplace and formal dining room with bay window and custom millwork. the great room boasts a vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace and wide-plank pine floors flowing into the breakfast room and gourmet kitchen.
Clayton - 314.725.5100
67 Fair Oaks - Ladue - $1,349,000
Expect the finest in this stylish and sophisticated whitewashed brick home in prestigious Fair Oaks. Beautifully appointed and impeccably maintained, it offers five bedrooms, an impressive two-story addition and 4,300 square feet of living space filled with recent updates. As the hub of activity, the gourmet kitchen accommodates every occasion and is a chefâ€™s dream with features like granite tops, Viking appliances, large island, wine cooler and more.
Town & Country - 314.569.1177
NEW LISTING! 1 BRENTMOOR PARK | CLAYTON 6 BEDROOMS, 4+ BATHS $1,750,000 Traditional beauty with magnificent millwork and details throughout. Side terrace, rear pergola, and pool.
4976 PERSHING PLACE | CENTRAL WEST END 6 BEDROOMS, 4½ BATHS $925,000 Gorgeous World’s Fair era home with 10 ft. ceilings, crown molding, wood-burning fireplaces, and terrace.
2 DEER CREEK HILL | LADUE 5 BEDROOMS, 4 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $1,499,000 Bernoudy-designed contemporary masterpiece on 3 private acres offers 6,000+ sq. ft. of living space.
22 THORNHILL DRIVE | WILDWOOD 5 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS $899,000 Historic home features original mosaic foyer floor, limestone fireplaces, gorgeous views, and 4-car garage.
16441 WALNUT RAIL DRIVE | CLARKSON VALLEY 5 BEDROOMS, 5½ BATHS $1,390,000 Exceptional home with pool set on picturesque 3+ wooded acres backing to lake. Perfectly appointed throughout.
5201 WESTMINSTER | CENTRAL WEST END 5 BEDROOMS, 3½ BATHS $1,050,000 Magnificent CWE manse totally updated to today’s standards. Stunning kitchen, wine cellar, and 2-car garage.
5 ROAN LANE | LADUE 6 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS $829,000 Mid-century modern home has vaulted ceilings, built-in bookshelves, granite counters, large windows, and pool.
317 HAYS HILL DRIVE | WEST COUNTY 4 BEDROOMS, 3 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $775,000 Custom-built contemporary with steel/bamboo staircase, solarium sitting area, media room, and enormous patio.
COMING SOON! 7033 MARYLAND AVENUE | UNIVERSITY CITY 4 BEDROOMS, 3½ BATHS $698,000 Exquisite home with lots of natural light, newer kitchen, stainless steel appliances, screened porch, & 3-car garage.
170 S. GRAESER | LADUE SCHOOLS 4 BEDROOMS, 2½ BATHS $629,000 Gorgeous updated home sits on over a half-acre lot with finished lower level and beautiful new patio.
4466 WEST PINE #24-F & G | CENTRAL WEST END 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ BATHS $575,000 Executive penthouse. Amazing views of the city & Arch. Private balcony. Beautifully finished. Garage parking.
12562 LADUE LAKE COURT | CREVE COEUR 4 BEDROOMS, 3 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $569,000 Spacious brick 1½-story home has gorgeous lake view in Ladue Lake Estates, and sits on beautiful private lot.
7434 STRATFORD | UNIVERSITY CITY 10354 CAPITOL PLACE | FRONTENAC 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS $449,000 3 BEDROOMS, 2½ BATHS $449,000 Impeccable home in Ladue Schools. Newer state-of-the- Charming home in popular Alta Dena neighborhood. Features new kitchen, finished lower level, & side patio. art designer kitchen, private patio, & fenced backyard.
7434 KINGSBURY | UNIVERSITY CITY 4 BEDROOMS, 2½ BATHS $549,800 Lovely updated home with new gourmet kitchen, finished lower level, large deck, and 2-car detached garage.
5165 ROSEMOUNT DRIVE | WELDON SPRING 6 BEDROOMS, 4½ BATHS $529,000 Beautiful home with views of Whitmoor Country Club Golf course. Additional mother-in-law suite.
314 NORTH BROADWAY #1203 | DOWNTOWN 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS $314,900 Fully furnished designer condo with views of the Ballpark, Mississippi River, and the Arch. 2 reserved parking spaces.
7241 COLGATE | UNIVERSITY CITY 3 BEDROOMS, 2½ BATHS $299,900 Storybook charm in the friendliest neighborhood. Hardwood floors, spacious kitchen, screened porch, & 2-car garage..
1614 DALTON TERRACE | BALLWIN 3 BEDROOMS, 2½ BATHS $445,000 Fabulous two-story home tastefully updated with newer kitchen, built-in bookshelves, trek deck, and patio.
7354 SHAFTESBURY AVENUE | UNIVERSITY CITY 3 BEDROOMS, 1½ BATHS $229,900 A fun, cozy residence with newly refinished hardwood floors on both levels. Wonderful architectural details.
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9701 Ladue Road SPECS: Colonial set on private 1+ acre of beautifully landscaped grounds offers 6 bedrooms, 4½ baths & 5,600+ sq. ft. of living space offers comfortable living. PRICE: $998,000
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UNIVERSITY CITY 7033 Maryland Avenue
SPECS: Exquisite home offers 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths & 3,400+ sq. ft. of living space on one of the city’s premier streets. PRICE: $698,000
7332 Cornell Avenue
SPECS: Beautifully rehabbed home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 full & 2 half baths plus fine details of an era passed and the updates of the modern day. PRICE: $475,000
306 North Brentwood Blvd.
SPECS: Private & updated Clayton Gardens townhome with an open floor plan is within blocks from Downtown Clayton’s fine restaurants, shops & parks. PRICE: $649,000
7545 Stanford Avenue
SPECS: University City home with the amenities of a newer home design in popular Gannondale neighborhood. 2,700+ sq. ft. of living space, 4 bedrooms & 2½ baths. PRICE: $369,000
200 South Brentwood Blvd. 17A & B
6318 Southwood Avenue #3W
SPECS: One of the largest units in the building, this penthouse condo offers an open floor plan & amazing views from two terraces overlooking Shaw Park & every direction. PRICE: $550,000
SPECS: Third floor renovated condo with 1,500 sq. ft is located in the popular Clayton DeMun neighborhood just a block from Forest Park. PRICE: $274,500
NEW LISTING 150 CARONDELET PLAZA #2202 l Clayton l $1,495,000 Elegant 3-bedroom residence in The Plaza in Clayton with Northern and Arch views.
52 BROADVIEW l Clayton l $795,000 Beautiful 4-bedroom, 3½ bath home 52Broadview.com STEVEN
NEW LISTING 13456 THORNHILL DRIVE l Town and Country l $2,495,000 13456thornhill.com Gracious family home nestles on 1½ acres and features 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half baths, pool and pool house. 314.725.0009
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What do local buyers and sellers think about their agents?
Janet McAfee Real Estate
We have known Pamela for approximately 10 years now. She was a neighbor at our previous home (which she helped us purchase) and is a wonderful woman. We contacted her again when we were ready to downsize and she found us a home that was perfect! We would never make a move without her. —J.WALKER OF ST. PETERS
PAMELA BERRA | 314.605.9015 | JANETMCAFEE.COM
Laura McCarthy Real Estate
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Coldwell Banker Premier Group, The Carney Team
Along the way, Tracy and Linda remained professional and kept us level-headed and focused on the end of the game. There are no two people we are more proud to refer to others than Tracy and Linda. —DAN AND LISA OF WEBSTER GROVES LINDA HODGE & TRACY SHEFFLER 314.569.1177 | 314.496.9227 | 314.606.3453 LAURAMCCARTHY.COM
Selling our home of 33 years was an extremely difficult decision, but Kim was not only empathetic, but also professional. She brought a true perspective of the marketplace with honesty and knowledge. We highly recommend Kim Carney! —JUDY AND SHELDON C. OF LADUE
KIM CARNEY | 314.422.7449 | THECARNEYTEAM.COM
Laura McCarthy Real Estate Margy is one of those rare realtors who truly cares about her clients’ needs and emotions. She’s a great listener and her expertise inspires full trust in the quality of her work. Her clients’ interests are her priority, and her follow-through is impeccable. —CLAIRE OF WEBSTER GROVES
MARGY BEGGS | 314.725.5100 | 314.348.8289 | LAURAMCCARTHY.COM
Janet McAfee Real Estate
Jody Fancher helped us find the perfect home. We had some very specific requests, and Jody was a superb listener who was always on the lookout for great homes. Her knowledge of the market and other agents helped us see a lot of options quickly to meet our busy schedule. Throughout the process, Jody made sure everything turned out great! —CHRIS AND ERIN OF LADUE
JODY FANCHER | 314.997.4800 | JANETMCAFEE.COM
Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty Ted Wight is a great real estate agent—very knowledgeable about the state of the St. Louis market, and he helped us through the entire buying process. We had a very smooth transaction due to his guidance. Ted has excellent taste—check out his blog! —ERIC AND SARAH OF LADUE
TED WIGHT | 314.607.5555 TEDWIGHT.COM/ST_LOUIS_REAL_ESTATE_BLOG
Laura McCarthy Real Estate Kathy’s attention to detail is amazing and her follow-through is the best I have seen. She is truly much more than just a realtor. She is the ultimate professional and has raised the bar to a new level. —MARK FILLION (FORMERLY OF U. CITY) KATHY CRANE | 314.725.5100 | 314.304.6106 | LAURAMCCARTHY.COM
Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty
Nicki Herrington is an amazing realtor. She guided us through the entire process of relocation. She anticipated our questions. She has a clear understanding of what is needed along each step. We are so grateful to have found Nicki. —MARY OF CLAYTON NICKI HERRINGTON | 314.277.7902 NICKIHERRINGTON.DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
Janet McAfee Real Estate Heidi did an outstanding job for us. She helped us find a great new house for our family in what has been a very supply-constrained market. And she helped us sell our current home very quickly. We couldn’t be happier with how things worked out, and we recommend her without reservation. —GEOFFREY ESPE OF CLAYTON HEIDI LONG | 314.308.2283 | JANETMCAFEE.COM/HEIDILONG
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Joanne and her staff were very thorough and did an excellent job of keeping us informed. They followed through in all areas of the process. She had a upbeat and positive attitude that made the experience a success. —RON AND JANET BAUR OF FRONTENAC JOANNE QUICK | 314.517.5442 | JOANNEQUICK.COM
Prudential Select Properties
Dean and I loved working with our realtor, Liz Rainey. When our closing date was in a crunch, she coordinated with the lender, title company and seller’s agent to make it happen! We wouldn’t want anyone else to walk us through the home buying process. —KIM AND DEAN OF GLENDALE
LIZ RAINEY | 314.749.3956 | REALTORRAINEY.COM
Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty Terry Ross is a true professional who is always willing to go the extra mile. He spent six months patiently showing us nearly 75 homes and introducing us to the St. Louis area. His superb personal attention made us feel like we were his only client. —RAY AND LISA R. OF KIRKWOOD
TERRY ROSS | 314.313.3293 | DIELMANNSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
Janet McAfee Real Estate We would just like to thank Kathleen Walbaum for all her help as our realtor. We appreciate her attention to detail and are very pleased with all she did for us. If we have friends in the area who want to sell their home in the future, we would gladly recommend her services. —STEVEN OF FARMINGTON
KATHLEEN WALBAUM | 314.550.0365 | JANETMCAFEE.COM
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g n i t s AT HOME] o h FATHER’S DAY
by stephanie zeilenga
Although most dads are perfectly happy with a simple backyard barbecue of burgers and brats, there’s no reason you can’t pull out all the stops for him on Father’s Day! This year, consider throwing a nautical-themed bash for all the dads in your life. THE DECOR
THE WAKE-UP CALL
Long before guests arrive, treat him to a captain-worthy breakfast in bed. Pair a traditional bloody mary with smoked salmon or trout and gourmet bagels with all the fixin’s—fresh dill, cream cheese, capers, lemon wedges and thin slices of red onion and radishes.
Stock the bar for one or two classic cocktails, such as martinis or gin and tonics.
Mother’s Day might be all about brunch, but the grill is king on Father’s Day. For appetizers, grill jumbo shrimp seasoned with salt and pepper and wrapped in thin slices of high-quality prosciutto. Serve alongside cheese and crackers and miniature crab cakes. For an extra-luxurious event, offer blinis topped with caviar and crème fraîche.
For the main meal, grill premium steaks from The Smokehouse Market at Annie Gunn’s, where you also can purchase rubs, sauces and sides to go along with the meal. Pair with a bright, fresh salad, roasted vegetables and cheesy potatoes.
Decorate in crisp navy and white, accented by pops of red.
Set a classy, yet whimsical, tablescape. Fill large glass hurricanes with a few inches of white sand topped with white candles. Group silverware together with thick rope. Accessorize with anchors, seashells, compasses and model sailboats.
To keep young kids occupied, have them decorate nauticalshaped sugar cookies. A large variety of themed cookie cutters can be found online and are available locally at Cornucopia in Kirkwood and Sur la Table in Plaza Frontenac. No young kids around? Consider purchasing beautifully decorated cookies from The Cakery.
If you want Dad’s gift to match the nautical theme of the party, promise him a weekend getaway at Lake of the Ozarks, complete with a sailboat rental from Ozark Yacht Club.
Perhaps he’s meticulous about keeping his beard or mustache trimmed, or maybe he prides himself on the clean-shaven look. Either way, treat him to a premium shaving kit from The Art of Shaving.
And what dad wouldn’t enjoy an evening of whiskey or scotch tasting? The Wine and Cheese Place on Forsyth regularly hosts tasting events.
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