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[ LETTER FROM THE EDITOR ] It’s always inspirational to see people follow their passion. In today’s issue we have a fashion story about a new clothing line by three St. Louisans. The designers are two young women with sartorial skills (one of them, our beauty columnist Marylyn Simpson); the sponsor is a philanthropist with a vision and an appreciation for all things vintage. So it’s no surprise to learn that The Scarlett Collection (named for Scarlett O’Hara), is inspired by the past. The clothing is characterized by details like peplum waistlines, sweetheart necklines and tropical prints, a la Carmen Miranda. That, too, is no surprise, with Fox co-owner Mary Strauss in the mix as the sponsor. One step inside her home is enough to reveal how much this woman adores the glory days of Hollywood and all that accompanies them. Her house is dotted with costumes worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra and Joan Collins in Dynasty. These are displayed on mannequins in the parlor(s), sitting rooms and all over the third floor—as stand-alone artwork. And rightly so. The Strauss collection of movie costumes and other memorabilia is simply too extraordinary to be kept behind closed doors. Strauss agrees, so it’s finally getting a public airing, Oct. 4 to Dec. 28 at the Sheldon Art Galleries. And it all will be free and open to the public so that we can, as Strauss describes it, “be transported to a fantasy world of beauty, perfection and romance.” Sign me up. —Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief
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The M.S. in statistics prepares students for an information-rich, data-driven workforce that demands general and specialized skills in statistical analysis. And final frontier. That distinction belongs to the human brain, wondrous in its capacity the two new international affairs courses, Environmental Economics and Inside the to learn, absorb and grow. “To a great extent, it’s not only an individual’s IQ that Intelligence Community, examine issues that influence natural resource usage and influences their ability to learn, but their level of curiosity,” says Bob Wiltenburg, dean national security. “The international affairs program is designed for adult working of University College, Washington University’s continuing education and professional students, so the online format makes sense,” Wiltenburg studies division. “If you approach life with an says. Online courses are nothing new at University open mind and a passionate desire to learn, you’re College, he notes. “In any given semester we have 10 to 20 in for a never-ending adventure.” fully online courses and several hybrid courses, which are Technology is essential to navigating that a mix of online and classroom sessions.” adventurous frontier. “Educators need to stay Wiltenburg and faculty will answer questions from ahead of the curve, to prepare students of all ages prospective students at two upcoming events. Party with for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” Wiltenburg a Purpose, Aug. 1 at BlackFinn American Grille in the says. With that in mind, University College is Galleria, focuses on the international affairs program; launching three new programs this fall that reflect Preview Night, an Aug. 8 reception in Holmes Lounge the importance of technological innovation and on the Washington University main campus, covers other digital media: bachelor of science degrees in both University College programs. communications and journalism, and a master of Wiltenburg smiles when asked if the classroom of science in statistics. The college also will offer two tomorrow will be totally digital. “Online offerings and new, fully online courses in its master of arts in social media definitely enhance the learning process and international affairs program. make it accessible to everyone, but there’s no substitute for Both the communications and journalism DEAN BOB WILTENBURG OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE face-to-face interaction and engagement when it comes to programs will emphasize technology, new media education,” he says. One of Washington University’s most lauded faculty members, the and ethics, providing tools and strategies to equip students for a digitally transformed late poet Howard Nemerov, balked when the university’s library catalog began to go world and workforce. “In addition to a solid multidisciplinary background, students online, he recalls. “Howard used to say, ‘The book you really need is always next on the will acquire or increase proficiency in social media and the ability to synthesize, shelf to the one you’re looking for.’ He was probably right.” analyze and disseminate information, local to global,” Wiltenburg says. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO RSVP FOR THE EVENTS, CALL 314.935.6700 OR VISIT UCOLLEGE.WUSTL.EDU. COVER PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
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by judy goodman WHEN CAPABLE WOMEN GET TOGETHER for a common cause, a lot can happen. Indeed, that’s the case with the National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis Section. They are a “grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action.” Currently, there are 5,000 members and supporters. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for women, children and families, and safeguard individual rights and freedoms. These are lofty goals. But if you know these women and this organization, you know they have done it all. Founded in Chicago in 1893 by Hannah G. Solomon, the national organization of NCJW had 93 delegates representing 29 cities. Just two years later, the St. Louis Section came on board with 34 members. They worked to address unmet needs in our community. In 1919, they made a significant difference by introducing a free milk program in the St. Louis Public Schools. Other early success stories include providing interest-free loans for post-high school education, initiating English language and Americanization classes for immigrants in 1926, and caring for World War I refugees. Many of the nonprofit organizations we know today originated as NCJW programs. For example, the NCJW Scholarship Committee began in 1920, giving their first loan to a nursing student. This program eventually became an independent, non-sectarian organization, and in 1960, it was established as the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis.
Also in the 1960s, NCJW planned the Delcrest Apartments, a 144-unit housing facility with activities for low-income seniors. In 1995, the independent Gladys and Henry Crown Center for Senior Living (Delcrest II) was dedicated. During the seventies and eighties, NCJW established other programs that now operate on their own, such as Legal Advocates for Abused Women, Child Abuse Protection Program and Court Appointed Special Advocates of St. Louis County. Trying to meet a need in 1941, NCJW, with Frances Schwab as president, opened The Council Shop, which is the longest running resale venue in the region. While helping women, men and children with clothing, accessories and household goods, the shop grew to be the largest source of revenue for NCJW. In 2011, NCJW offices and The Resale Shop relocated to 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd. During the past decade, NCJW’s Back-To-School! Store has served nearly 10,000 children and the Kids Community Closets have dressed more than 3,000 children. The need only grows and this year, they will have new clothes, school supplies and food available to about 4,100 children. Current president Marlene Hammerman is especially proud of their most recent recognition for Healing Hearts Bank, a micro-lending program to help women out of domestic violence situations. Clearly, NCJW volunteers are inspired to continually consider who needs help and what they can do to positively intervene.
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By fall, another restaurant that doesn’t seem to bill itself as ‘for the calorie-conscious’ will have opened in the space The Fatted Calf vacated in March: Potbelly Sandwich Shop. Actually, the name derives not from a belt-busting stomach, but the potbelly stoves that are part of the decor in the Chicago-based chain’s locations, the first of which opened here in Creve Coeur at 11615A Olive Blvd. Nothing lasts forever, of course—especially restaurants, whose life spans should perhaps be measured in dog years. By that yardstick, The Fatted Calf has been a fixture of St. Louis cuisine since nearly the dawn of time. Did you know that legendary restaurateurs Vince and Tony Bommarito opened the first location in St. Louis in 1966? Or that the Clayton spot followed in 1969 at 12 S. Bemiston Ave. after the Bommaritos sold the concept to a Boston company? Potbelly has 270 stores and serves toasted sandwiches, salads, soups, chips and milkshakes (and I guess only the latter two are a challenge for dieters). Some would say that sports, in general, fall into the category of virtual reality. Watching them on television is, for sure. And at most ‘sports’ bars, that unreality flickers from every angle on who-knows-how-many big-screen TVs showing games current and pre-recorded. (NFL highlights in July?) But there’s one place that takes unreal to the next level: Fantasy sports leagues are a unique offering at Post Sports Bar & Grill, which even offers fantasy-league champs something real: the opportunity for their names to be engraved on a bona fide trophy. Really? The Post recently opened its second spot in the old Growlers Pub
location, 763 Old Ballas Road in Creve Coeur (the first is at 7372 Manchester Road in Maplewood). Would-be fantasy players, pay attention—The Post posts this caveat on its website: If your fantasy sports league wins any of our contests, we reserve the right to verify that your league exists … Really. Rock Hill’s loss may be Maplewood’s gain, if the Book House can successfully ink a deal to move a few miles east of its present location, a quaint old home that will be razed for the development of a storage facility. As we’ve mentioned before, but we’ll say it again for those who may have missed it the first time (and we paraphrase): We’re sure the storage facility will be state-of-the-art and all, and there will probably be plenty of light there to read 24-7-365… end paraphrase. But at what price? The current Book House is in a gabled Gothic Revival building that dates to before the Civil War! Alas, that will not survive; the storage facility is nearly a done deal with Rock Hill officials. But will the Book House be able to rise like the proverbial phoenix? What remains in a state of flux, reportedly, are issues ranging from owner Michelle Barron’s relationship with her current landlord, a July 30 date to vacate, and ongoing discussions with the new owners about whether she could stay put for a few months while she and supporters try to sort things out. In technical terms, it’s a hot mess. Wherever baseball or softball are played, anyone who parks a certain angle and distance from home plate has taken the risk of needing paintless dent removal services. Some schools display obvious
signs for those not prone to this BGO (Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious). That ka-thunk you heard may have been the high foul ball completing its descent onto your car. The school is held harmless; you were warned, after all. But what of the driver on a public road near a golf course whose car gets smacked by an errant shot? Reportedly, when the driver on South Berry Road near Westborough Country Club asked what they could do about it, he got little more than a shrug. Wow. Some courses have signs warning the public of the inevitable, others have insurance; many have both. What’s the deal here? Does the club fear cars with golfball-shaped dents will suddenly line up outside its gates? A moratorium on redevelopment south of the intersection of Manchester and Kirkwood roads was to be discussed July 18 at Kirkwood City Hall. At first blush, this seems to be closing the barn door after the horse has run away. Near where Manchester crosses Kirkwood, are auto dealerships or lots, an older
car wash and gas station, an aging strip center and an office building. Of course, the area in question, a rough triangle whose southern boundary point is three blocks south, is surrounded by residential areas. Who’s eyeing the intersection, and for what? Target and Walmart are already south of town. Wait—there isn’t a mega gas station with two dozen pumps, convenience store / deli / etc. for, like, at least a few blocks. We’ll keep you posted. Week in and week out, police reports in the area include items like these: 1. Handgun stolen from truck. 2. GPS unit and cell phone stolen from car. 3. Items stolen from home. The ‘duh’ heard around the world is that: 1. The truck was not locked. 2. Neither was the car. 3. The garage door to the home was left open. To revise a PSA from the 1960s: Don’t let a good boy become a knucklehead. Lock your car. Take your keys. Why do people even report such daft behavior? It certainly can’t help their chances of receiving an insurance settlement. It seems most blurbs from the police blotter in Richmond Heights concern arrests for or reports of shoplifting from one store or another at the Galleria (to which a friend lovingly refers as the ‘Gonif Arena,’ gonif being the Yiddish word for a crook). One recent theft was for $28, another for $29; but, a third report was for miscreants who made off with two pairs of sunglasses valued at $740. (Over two lifetimes, I couldn’t lose enough nice sunglasses to add up to that amount.) At any rate, this latest arrest report concerns not a theft, but an attempted sale—of marijuana, at the movie theater. A tip of the hat to
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the undercover officers who collared this knucklehead, whom some among us would claim is only guilty of a ‘victimless’ crime. Others would say the same about shoplifting. Perhaps this perp was only trying to sell enough pot to cover the price of admission, plus pay for a large soda and popcorn? Zombies don’t get any respect. And why should they? They’re rude. They stare, they don’t have good table manners, and their personal hygiene leaves much to be desired. Plus, their legendary diet consists of the brains of the living. So, if you have any brains, you’d better run. That’s exactly what about 3,000 participants in a ‘zombie run’ at Queeny Park did a couple of Sundays ago. The 5k run this year was a benefit for the National Children’s Cancer Society and the Active Heroes organization. In part. With a $50 entry fee, the Pennsylvania-based company that staged this event could afford to go Hollywood. There were helicopters. There was smoke. There were professional makeup artists going for gruesome. And there were red balloons. In some iterations of a zombie run, runners wear Velcro flags that their opponents, the ‘zombies,’ try to remove. In this case, they wore balloons. If you make it through the race with both balloons intact, you’re healthy. If you retain one, you’re ‘infected.’ If you lose both, you’re dead. Well, undead. It means your zombiefication is complete. Any of you who still doubt the impending zombie apocalypse can blithely go on about your meaningless lives. The rest of us know they’re out there. And they’re after our … balloons. A loop in The Loop? Who knew? U. City traffic engineers are taking a test-run approach to a ‘roundabout’ on the west end of the Delmar Loop, at Trinity Avenue near city hall. Though officials say safety for motorists and pedestrians has been a concern at the location for some time, the traffic circle is getting a jump start from Uncle Sam: It would be constructed with funds from the federal outlay for the Loop trolley project. The intersection is expected to be closed for a few days to reroute traffic in a circular pattern, and engineers anticipate they will evaluate the layout for at least 30 days, and perhaps into fall. If preliminary results are to the city’s expectations, a permanent roundabout will be constructed next year. Some have criticized the change for aesthetic reasons, but engineers hope to allay those concerns via the test run. Anyone concerned about appearances, though, overlook orange traffic cones for the time being.
Life with certainty— that’s life more brilliant! “ I just fell in love with Friendship Village—easy travel, friendly people, all the things to do.” – Bonnie R., Sunset Hills resident
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THE[IN]SIDER #TS smalltalk
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7/17 Sarah Williams @sarah062888 Officially a @StLouisBlues season ticket holder!! #IsitOctoberyet ! ? ! ?
DR. SAMUEL WICKLINE has been named James R. Hornsby Family Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Washington University School of
Medicine. The professorship, which supports innovative medical technology research, is endowed by James Hornsby, former CEO of Trendmasters Inc. and founder of Cepia, makers of ZhuZhuPets. Wickline initiated the school’s first clinical program in stress cardiography and developed one of the first cardiac MRI training and research programs in the country.
7/16 Allison Babka @AMBabka Overdue books @STLpubLibrary? Pay your fines by donating food for @STLFoodbank! Um, yeah, I totally need this. http:// ow.ly/i/2uMWt #STL 7/16 Jared Turski @JAT_ski@ Budweiser Great beer, goodmusic , great city. #Budweisermadeinamerica 7/15 Tenth Life @tenthlifecats Not sure you’re ready to be a full-time feline parent for life? Dip a toe in the water by becoming a foster first! http://tenthlifecats.org/ foster 7/14 Staci D Kramer @sdkstlYadi Molina is the total package. A real all star. #Cardinals 7/12 Claire McCaskill @clairecmc Its official! President signed law today naming new bridge over the Mississippi River as the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.#stanspan
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PATTY HANNUM, RASCHELLE BURTON, KAREN KELLY AND DAVE BECKWITH
What’s the chicest way to move forward after a divorce? Emmis Communications exec Karen Kelly kicked off her PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY surrounded by friends and associates at Louis Vuitton-Plaza Frontenac. The celebration included custom cupcakes, French champagne and, but of course, a stunning new LV bag for Kelly. Among those present at the high-style soiree were T&S BackTalk columnists Patty Hannum and Raschelle Burton and LV store manager Dave Beckwith.
NBC-TV recently commissioned MATT HIRSCHFELD (Ladue High School, ’98) to create caricatures of 12 of the network’s shows, including Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show. The drawings appeared in three issues of Variety, the showbiz bible. Matt moved to Los Angeles six years ago after a drawing he did for the movie Crash was bought by Lionsgate Films. He is a distant relative of award-winning caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, also from St. Louis. His parents are Adrienne and Mark Hirschfeld of Ladue.
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has transformed an abandoned factory on the city’s near north side into affordable housing for the homeless. The four-story St. Louis Stamp Co., built in at the center of change 1870 and listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings, also offers support services for St. Patrick clients. The $9.8 million project, renamed St. Louis Stamping Lofts, was financed by tax credits and consists of 56 new studio apartment units.
Alice Handelman was named the 2013 honoree of the WOMEN’S AUXILIARY FOR THE JEWISH AGED. Handelman, who served as community relations director at the former Jewish Center for the Aged for 18 years, was recognized for her years of service on behalf of the elderly.
Guess who’s the poster boy for Companion baking’s 20th anniversary ad campaign? ANDY COHEN! The Bravo producer is a member of the Allen Foods family his great-grandfather started, and cousin of Josh and Jodi Allen Gordon, owners of Companion.
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[ Sorry, kiddos, but BRADBURN’S PARENT TEACHER STORES in Creve Coeur and St. Louis have already started their back-to-school sales. ]
[ Fifty years ago this week, President John F. Kennedy
took to the airwaves in a nationally televised speech expressing fears over the effects of nuclear testing on children’s health. The address came after a group of St. Louis researchers known as The Committee for Nuclear Information asked parents to donate their children’s first teeth for a study called
THE ST. LOUIS BABY TOOTH SURVEY.
Moms responded with enthusiasm: 325,000 baby teeth were collected! Scientists at Washington University and St. Louis University tested the teeth and determined they contained the radioactive isotope strontium-90, a byproduct of nuclear weapons testing. In July of 1963, the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union agreed to a Nuclear Test Ban Treaty prohibiting the testing of nuclear weapons in the air, underwater and in outer space. The treaty is still in effect. ]
[ Does anyone really go from the mail room to the corner office? Yes. DAVE ROEMER started in the mailroom at Six Flags St. Louis 41 years ago. Today he is the park’s president. ]
[ A St. Louis couple will be featured in a new Showtime series starting Sept. 29. Masters of Sex, based on the Thomas Maier book, will portray the life and work of WILLIAM H. MASTERS AND VIRGINIA JOHNSON, the husband-and-wife sex research team. The duo’s work at Washington University in St. Louis in the 1950s and 1960s wiped out centuries of sex myths. ]
[ Someone sent me a 1978 copy of St. Louis Magazine highlighting LOCAL SALARIES. Here are a few
examples: U.S. Sen. John Danforth: $57,500; St. Louis Mayor Jim Conway: $25,000; Marc Twain Bancshares president John Dubinsky: $43,000; St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock: $175,000; Emerson CEO Charles F. Knight: $450,000; McDonnell-Douglas CEO Sanford N. McDonnell: $165,000; St. Louis Archbishop John Cardinal Carberry: $3,600; UMSL assistant professor of history Susan M. Hartmann: $19,400. ]
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ABOUT THE CLUB A commemorative brick in Longview
Farm Park bears the phrase so often uttered by the well-versed women of the Strathmore Book Club: We read that. For 20 years, the group has met monthly, September through June, at a member’s home to discuss literature of all genres. “I most enjoy the camaraderie and spending time with other people who enjoy reading and love books,” member Julie Hermann says. “I like taking it to another level and learning about people and their ideas too, and where they’re coming from.”
ABOUT THE BOOK Featuring a unique cast of misfits, The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti tells the fictional story of Ren, an orphan missing his left hand who becomes the protege of a mysterious criminal in early New England.
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>> I really enjoyed this book. Reading all of the hardships that this young boy went through was hard but by the end you were cheering for him and you never expected a happy ending. This is why I love book club: It makes me read books I would not have read because they are hard to read emotionally. - LISA OLIVER
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PETE PRINZI HAS BEEN WITH THE CARDINALS FOR 17 YEARS, including the last 14 at the major league level as the strength and conditioning coach. His run includes three World Series appearances and two championships. Pete sat down recently with Town & Style. Q. HOW DID YOU BECOME A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH? A. I was the strength coach at Florida State. The opportunity came up with the Cardinals and I thought it
would be a nice challenge.
Q. WHAT IS IT LIKE FOR THE GUY BEHIND THE SCENES? A. We’re all in it together. You kind of live and die every day, and it’s how you deal with it. Q. DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU PLAYED OR WORKED WITH TWO OF THE GREATEST LEADERS IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS: FOOTBALL COACH BOBBY BOWDEN AND TONY LARUSSA? A. Absolutely. Coach Bowden, I’m very lucky to have been there. He truly cared about each individual. And Tony, to be there for the most special part of his career is truly amazing. Q. WHAT WAS IT LIKE PLAYING IN THE EUROPEAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE? A. I played in Stockholm, Sweden, for three years. Going overseas is something I think everyone should do.
I loved it.
Q. HOW DO YOU HANDLE VETERANS VERSUS YOUNGER CARDINALS PLAYERS? A. You’ve got to take each guy on an individual case. The older guys, you have a lot more that comes into
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play with past injuries.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON PLAYERS WHO HAVE TAKEN HGH OR PEDS? A. Well, obviously they shouldn’t be doing it. Before MLB instituted their drug policy, it was still wrong. I
think some of the guys who did take it, if they could do it all over probably wouldn’t.
Q. THING YOU LOVE BEST ABOUT ST. LOUIS? A. I love the fact that’s it a baseball town. Q. WHO WAS YOUR IDOL GROWING UP? A. I was a quarterback, so I liked Terry Bradshaw; he was a hard thrower. Q. FAVORITE FAMILY ACTIVITY WITH WIFE ELLEN AND YOUR TWO KIDS, LUKE (AGE 2) AND SAMANTHA (SOON TO BE 1)? A. Just being with the family. Anytime I’m with them is great. Q. IF YOU WEREN’T A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? A. I’d be a civil engineer. That’s what I studied in college. SPONSORED BY
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certainly are young to be business owners—especially since their company predates them. But the owners of Diamond & Jewelry Brokers, which turns 35 this year, grew up watching their father help customers with engagement rings and other special purchases. “Both of us have been here as long as we can remember, literally walking on top of the glass cases,” Michael Haddad says. Diamond & Jewelry Brokers, a member of the elite Independent Jewelers Organization, specializes in loose diamonds and fine jewelry, plus appraisal, custom design and on-site repair. Only 850 companies worldwide belong to IJO, which sets high standards for ethics, service and selection. As a member, Diamond & Jewelry Brokers has access to jewelry lines offered at any IJO company, so they can bring in almost anything a client may see online. The Haddad brothers believe their level of customer service has distinguished the business from the beginning. “We have always strived to set the bar very high as far as customer service,” Alexander Haddad says, “making sure every customer leaves with a smile on their face. When you treat people right, it comes back to you.” They even travel to Antwerp, Belgium, to select stones personally for their clients. But the Haddads hope to do even more. Diamond & Jewelry Brokers has its own iPhone application, The Vow, which offers 3-D images of engagement rings, and the brothers are developing a comprehensive website, set to launch in 2014. Fun promotions include Pray for Rain, which refunds the cost of a couple’s engagement ring if it rains at least 1 inch at Lambert Airport on their wedding day. Last year’s Wish for a White Christmas promised a refund to all customers who purchased jewelry between Black Friday and Dec. 18 if it snowed at least 2 inches on Dec. 25. And, Michael Haddad says, “Every bridal customer gets a custom champagne bottle we make for them.” Taking over the family business at such a young age is an honor for the brothers. “It’s definitely a lot of responsibility to have,” Haddad says. Alexander Haddad agrees. “Just like anything in life, you get out of it what you put into it. As young entrepreneurs, we spend endless hours working in and on our business. It’s a 35-year-old family business, but with lots of new, creative ideas infused into it.” DIAMOND & JEWELRY BROKERS IS LOCATED AT 473 LAFAYETTE CENTER IN MANCHESTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 636.391.6622 OR VISIT THEDIAMONDFAM.COM COVER DESIGN BY JULIE STREILER | COVER PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT
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MEET THREE FUTURE LEADERS IN THE FIELDS OF POLITICS, THE ARTS AND BUSINESS. THEY’RE JUST STARTING TO COME INTO THEIR OWN, BUT THEY’VE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH. CHANCES ARE, WE AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET. patrick brown ::: SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO ST. LOUIS MAYOR FRANCIS SLAY
The brightest and best young St. Louisans all too often leave town when job opportunities beckon from bigger cities. Not Patrick Brown. “There’s tremendous opportunity right here,” says Brown, 27. “I mean, where else can the son of a waitress go from a job at the mall to a job in the Mayor’s office? It wasn’t quite that easy. Raised by a single mother—“I get my work ethic from her”— Brown began bussing tables at 15 while still a student at St. Mary’s High School. He often held down two or more jobs, while also attending school (first at Forest Park Community College, then at Saint Louis University) and interning for political campaigns. “I was hooked on politics from the start,” he admits. “I loved the fast pace, loved hearing stories from staffers who’d been on the campaign trail.” He graduated from SLU with a major in political science and was hired by Mayor Slay at the tender age of 23. He started in the trenches, manning phones and knocking on doors. Today, Brown’s many duties include helping aldermen and departments introduce and sponsor legislation. “It’s exciting to witness the crafting of public policy from the ground up,” he says. He also heads the Mayor’s Vanguard Cabinet, a forum where young professionals and creatives can contribute ideas about policies and programs. “It’s all about encouraging civic engagement and responsibility among the next generation of urban leaders.” He lives in the Grove, not far from where he grew up. “I’m proof that St. Louis gives young people the access and ability to make a difference. We want them to stay here and contribute their talent and energy,” he says. Just like he did: “I was born and raised here. I choose to live here, stay here and make St. Louis a better place.”
erin schreiber ::: ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER, ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY
At the age of 4, when most kids were still playing with Tickle Me Elmo, Erin Schreiber began studying the violin. “I loved to sing, and my mom and dad took it as I sign I might have musical talent,” she says. “I was too young to take voice lessons, so they enrolled me in the Suzuki violin program at SIU-E.” Even as a child, Schreiber, now 25, loved the sound: “When I was 7, I knew I wanted to be a musician for the rest of my life,” she recalls. “Practicing never felt like a chore.” By the time she was in her early teens, Schreiber was participating in national competitions and commuting from her home in Elsah, Ill., to Chicago every other week for lessons. During her last year at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she heard the St. Louis Symphony needed an assistant concertmaster. “I auditioned, and was thrilled to be accepted,” she says. She was 20 years old—the youngest assistant concertmaster in the country. In addition to playing the violin, her duties include making sure the concertmaster’s instructions are carried out by the entire violin section. Schreiber lives in the Central West End. To unwind, she takes a hip-hop dance class—and plays the violin. “I love Mahler, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin,” she says. She has no idea what she wants to do in the future, as long as it involves music. “For now, there’s nothing more amazing than being onstage, surrounded by music as it fills Powell Hall,” she says. “It’s such an intense, beautiful energy— an experience like no other.”
danielle smith ::: SOCIAL MEDIA ENTREPRENEUR
You know you’re on the cutting edge when your job title didn’t even exist a few years ago. Danielle Smith is an author, speaker and social media entrepreneur. Raised in Los Angeles, she started out as a TV reporter. But after on-air jobs in Yuma, Ariz., and Springfield, Mo., she grew tired of sticking a mic in a bereaved parent’s face and saying, “I’m so sorry your 3-year-old drowned in the bathtub. Do you want to talk about it?” So 12 years ago, she followed her former sports reporter boyfriend, Jeff Smith, to his hometown of St. Louis, where they married, moved to O’Fallon and had a couple of kids. Her ah-ha moment came in 2008. “I was tired of the way moms, including me, complained about motherhood whenever we got together,” she recalls. She started a video blog, ExtraordinaryMommy.com, that focuses on what’s wonderful about parenthood. Procter & Gamble discovered the blog and sent her to the 2010 Olympics to interview athletes’ mothers as part of their ‘Thank You, Mom’ campaign. The 40-year-old now has more than 60,000 followers on social media. She attributes her success to embracing social media wholeheartedly. “I met the co-author of my first book, Mom Incorporated, through social media, and we got our second book deal when Wiley, publishers of the Dummies series, discovered my blog,” she says. Their latest book, Social Media Engagement for Dummies, is a no-nonsense guide to maximizing the use of social media platforms. “It’s not about simply conveying information; it’s about who you’re trying to connect with—and how to do it effectively.”
HAPPENINGS by amber peterson
KIDS IN THE MIDDLE
Only six months into the effort, Kids In The Middle’s Champions for Kids program has raised $57,500.
PICTURED: DR. PHILLIP & ARLEEN KORENBLAT
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton presented Marilyn Fox with an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree at Washington University’s 152nd commencement ceremony. PHOTO BY JAMES BYARD
VAKKAR HAIR SALON
Dozens of breast cancer survivors were treated to a day of beauty at the Vakkar Cares breast cancer event. Salon owner David Johnston offered a complimentary cut, style and make-up application to each guest in this annual event leading up to the Komen Race for the Cure.
Billie Greif, left, and Helen Nierman tied for first place in the artificial flower arrangement and for second place in the fresh flower category. Residents competed in six different floral classes at the Friendship Village Floral Show.
The annual Ursuline Academy Golf Classic raised more than $30,000 for a state-of-the-art renovation of the Academy’s fitness center. PICTURED: RACHEL ESSMYER, MADISON GRISHAM, KATLIN KALISH, ELLEN LINDNER
The Junior League of St. Louis partnered with City Academy to promote healthy eating and fitness. The program, Kids in the Kitchen, helped students assemble healthy, fruit-filled parfaits for a morning snack, and then led two nutrition-related interactive games. PICTURED: KATE DUFFIN, MARANDA PATTON
CHILL FROZEN YOGURT
Chill turned 3! Founder Amy Koman celebrated Chill’s anniversary by presenting a donation to Friends of Kids with Cancer. PICTURED: ARIANNA, JUDY CIAPCIAK, WILL SHAO, AMY KOMAN, WARD EGAN, BEN BACINO, LIZ SUMMERS, LEXIE SUMMERS
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Dozens of lifesavers were honored at the American Red Cross Lifesaver Awards Breakfast. Those recognized included Superstorm Sandy volunteers, a military sergeant who risked his life to save another man and people who performed emergency CPR.
Alan Freeman, Missouri Department of Social Services Director, addressed caregivers who came together to understand the trends in long-term care at a workshop hosted by Voyce, formerly the Longterm Care Ombudsman Program. PICTURED: ALAN FREEMAN
KEMP AUTO MUSEUM
At this year’s Concours d’ Elegance, Kemp Auto Museum pushed the envelope with an even broader scope of automobiles. Kemp’s first UK import, a rare 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Kellner, was a crowd favorite.
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[SNAPPED!] EPWORTH CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES
by margaret rambo
WHAT | Charity Polo WHERE | Blue Heron Farms WHEN | June 8 WHY | To support the remarkable work of helping at-risk youth build
brighter futures through services and programs WHO | President Stephen W. Johnson, Dolph Orthwein, Stephen Orthwein, Stephen Orthwein Jr., Paul von Gontard and sons Peter, Philip and Parker, Billy Busch, Gussie Busch, Doug Sansone, Justin Baisch, Gilberto Dominguez Jr., Dr. Anne Branscum and sponsors, including Wells Fargo representatives HIGHLIGHTS | Plaudits to Billy Busch’s winning team sponsored by KRAFTIG, perfect weather and a cheering crowd.
1| STEPHEN W. JOHNSON 2| SEAN KELLY, JESSICA HOLT 3| WANDA AND JON CARROLL 4| MARK AND MARY ELLEN VOSS, MATT ERBACHER 5| ZACH SMITH, ALLISON CHIN, BRADDOCK SIMPSON 6| BRETT AND DEBBIE GORMAN, JOHN AND DALE STEVENSON 7| LISA HEARN, DEBBIE MODZINSKI 8| CRAIG AND HOLLY STEWART, ELIZABETH AND DAVID SAFARIAN, THE COUPLES’ CHILDREN 9| FRED AND SANDY MALOY 10| CHARLIE AND EDIE FAY 11| MARIA AND JULIO LAGOS 12| BILL TURNBOUGH, MIRANDA BALDRIDGE, MEAGAN O’CONNOR, RANDY BALDRIDGE <<< GO TO TOWNANDSTYLE.COM TO SEE MORE [ SNAPPED! ] >>> 26 |
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[SNAPPED!] CIRCLE OF CONCERN by margaret rambo WHAT | Amazing Taste: A Springtime Festival WHERE | Wildwood Town Center WHEN | May 19 WHY | To raise funds for needy families in West St. Louis County,
in order to provide long-term and emergency assistance and create opportunities for them to re-establish themselves as productive members in the community WHO | Chairs June Schroeder and Harry LeMay, executive director Chris Pallozola, program director Chelsea Banaskavich, partners Lukas Liquor Superstore, committee and volunteers HIGHLIGHTS | Generous participants visiting enjoyed food and spirit tastings and shopped the silent auction.
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WHAT | Remarkable Reminders: Architectural Fragments to benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Home at Ebsworth Park WHERE | The former Sterling Steel Casting Foundry in Sauget, Ill. WHEN | June 2 WHY | To celebrate what would have been Frank Lloyd Wright’s 146th birthday, to explore the future National Building Arts Center in its restoration progress, view the vast trove of beautiful building fragments in varied media saved from area landmarks, and meet director Larry Giles, who collected these treasures WHO | Co-chairs Liz Studt, Lea Virtel, board chair Joanne Kohn, administrative director Laura Meyer, honorary chair Larry Giles, benefactor Barney Ebsworth and other supporters HIGHLIGHTS | Early jazz and swing music performed by Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, party fare, including birthday cake and gelato, and the remarkable artifacts on display
1| VIVIAN FORTUNATO, TAYLOR FORTUNATO, BRIDGET O’BRIEN 2| JUNE SCHROEDER 3| CHRIS PALLOZOLA 4| PHIL THAYER 5| SHERRY LAFAVE, CAROL AULT 6| MARY KAY KELLY, ASHLEY STAATS 7| MISSIE NICHOLLS, JON BOPP 8| NICOLE GIAMANCO, KIMBERLY STAATS 9| BOB AND MARY JO BLANKENMEYER 10| HARRY LEMAY, DIANA STEWART
1| ESLEY HAMILTON, BARBARA MAHON 2| ALAN AND JOANNE KOHN 3| LIZ STUDT, LEA VIRTEL 4| KEN AND NANCY KRANZBERG 5| BARBARA BARENHOLTZ, MILTON HIEKEN, BARBARA GOODMAN 6| MARK STACYE, DEBRA HOLLINGSWORTH 7| JOANNE AND BILL FOGARTY 8| CLARENCE HARMON, PETER WOLLENBERG
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WHOLE KIDS OUTREACH
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WHAT | Whole Kids Outreach fifth annual dinner auction WHERE | Orlando Gardens Banquet Center WHEN | May 31 WHY | To support the unmet health and wellness needs of hundreds
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WHAT | It’s In The Cards Gala WHERE | Four Seasons Hotel WHEN | May 16 WHY | To support the Center’s collaborative research, training and
clinical programs that benefit children with autism WHO | Honorary chair and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny; emcee and auctioneer Tom Ackerman; co-chairs Patty Arnold, Tim Ney, Jack Reis, John Sondag, Scott Zajac; champion sponsor the Jacobs Family, John Mozeliak, Cardinal players and loyal supporters HIGHLIGHTS |More than $400,000 was raised. Jack Reis received an appreciation award for his exemplary leadership. Special guests Paul Backes, Morgan Riley and Clark Stevens were acknowledged for their successful achievement at the Center
of children living in rural poverty in Missouri WHO | Co-chairs Dr. Bob and Marianne Bergamini, board president Elizabeth Blaich and executive director Sr. Anne Francioni HIGHLIGHTS | Exciting raffle items and experiences; a glimpse of art created by the children served by Whole Kids Outreach
1| DR. BOB AND MARIANNE BERGAMINI 2| BRADLEY BERGAMINI, JAMES BERGAMINI 3| KIM DUNCAN, BETH BLAICH, CLINTON SUMMERS, PAT BYRNE 4| MARY KAY AND FRED WIESEHAN 5| MORGAN HALL, MCLANE POTEET 6| MARY AND FRITZ WIESEHAN 7| SHARI ST. GERMAIN, DONNA SCHMITT 8| CHRISTINE DE HART, CAT DE HART, SR. ANNE FRANCIONI, SHARON HUBER, JEANIE HOOD 9| SUSIE WEISS, MARIA GIANINO, MIKE GIANINO 10| SUE BLUMFELDER, TERRY BECHERER
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GET TO KNOW ] CLARK PORTER OF FERGUSON
by tony di martino | photo by bill barrett
WHAT I DO I’m a program support specialist at the U.S. Probation Office for the Eastern District of Missouri. As co-founder of Project Re-direct, I help former prisoners, including repeat offenders, stay out of trouble and find a path to a new life. WHY I DO IT When I was 17, I robbed the U.S. Post Office on Fourth Street with a sawed-off shotgun and was convicted of a felony. I was tried as an adult and spent 15 years in prison. When I got out, people who cared helped me. Not every ex-convict is that lucky. That’s why too many of them end up right back in prison. ORIGINS I was angry all the time. Nobody knew what to do with me. I grew up in the foster care system, living in seven foster homes and five residential treatment centers from ages 4 through 16. I dropped out of school in the ninth grade. By the age of 15, I was living on the streets of JeffVanderLou, stealing to get by. Robbing the Post Office seemed like a good idea at the time. GREAT AWAKENING About five years into a 35-year sentence, it hit me that I was going nowhere. I knew there was no one to blame for my problems but me, and I was the only person who could solve them. I decided to use my survival skills to my advantage for a change. That’s when things started falling into place. EDUCATION I got my GED in prison. As soon as I got out on probation in 2001, I found a job and went back to school at Forest Park Community College. A teacher showed some of my papers to a dean at Washington University. They offered me a scholarship, and I got my undergrad degree, then a master’s degree in social work from UMSL. CAREER PATH In 2009, I applied for a job with the probation office. Doug Burris, chief U.S. probation officer, and then Chief Judge Carol Jackson went to bat for me. Today, I work for the very same system that sent me to prison. I couldn’t have done it without help from family members who stood by me, fellow inmates who gave me books and taught me how to write, the correctional officer who encouraged me to get my GED, and a Greek Orthodox priest who listened. SATISFACTION When I help an ex-con get a job, find a decent place to live or go back to school, that’s a win. But it’s not easy. These guys come out with no education, no job skills, no motivation. Many were abused and neglected as kids. Sometimes I want them to succeed more than they do! BEST ADVICE I EVER GAVE Take responsibility for your mistakes, but don’t let yourself be defined by them. IF I RULED THE WORLD More money would be spent on education and job-training in prison. GOAL To do more for at-risk kids and ex-convicts on a national level.
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>> a peek into the windows of the st. louis retail world by stephanie zeilenga HIGH-STAKES SALE
Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment, which owns casinos in Louisiana, Missouri and Indiana, is planning to sell St. Louis’ Lumière Place Casino, HoteLumière and The Four Seasons Hotel in order to move ahead with its acquisition of Ameristar Casinos. The Federal Trade Commission had previously complained that Pinnacle’s ownership of three out of six St. Louis-area casinos would result in lower payoffs for gamblers in Missouri and Illinois.
Speaking of The Four Seasons Hotel … our very own Four Seasons St. Louis was just named by Travel & Leisure magazine as the No. 4 Best Large City Hotel in the United States (No. 83 in the world)! Additionally, TripAdvisor named it one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the U.S. Not bad at all.
The announced closing of Macy’s at 601 Olive St. marks the end of an era and leaves St. Louis without a downtown department store. The Railway Exchange Building housed the Famous-Barr flagship store starting in 1924, then became the headquarters of May Department Stores. Macy’s bought the company and in 2006 continued to run it as a department store.
RESTORE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Habitat for Humanity St. Louis opened a 48,000-square-foot ReStore in DesPeres July 20. Located behind Sam’s on Manchester Road, the store resells new and reusable home construction and remodeling supplies to the general public. Proceeds assist Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build safe and affordable housing for the St. Louis community.
IT’S A MIRACLE! Distinctions in Creve Coeur’s Westgate Centre is now carrying the Miracle Body line, made of ultra lightweight stretch material that flatters the female body. The pants have ‘discrete’ tummy control panels and slightly higher, mid-rise waists to eliminate muffin tops. The tops, too, are designed to hide a multitude of sins.
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End of SUMMER SALE Up to 50%off storewide!
August 6 thru10 Doors will be closed 24 hours for set-up on Monday, August 5
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Chesterfield Mall is showing its appreciation for the community with an ‘I ❤ Chesterfield Mall’ street team that is handing out free swag at events through the end of the year. If you haven’t already caught the team at the Komen Race for the Cure or the Fourth of July celebration at Chesterfield Mall, it will be at Faust Park’s summer-long, Tuesday night concert series. Gifts include Sephora makeup bags, gourmet food items from Williams-Sonoma, and more.
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GLAMOUR GIRLS BY DOROTHY WEINER
PHOTOS BY BOB MILANO
What’s more, we all know it when we see it, and lucky for us, St. Louisans will be seeing a lot more of it soon. That’s because Mary Strauss is putting her significant influence—and expertise—behind a couple of glamorous initiatives. To coincide with St. Louis Fashion Week, Sept. 26 to Oct. 6, Strauss has partnered with two young local designers to create The Scarlett Collection, a line of clothing reminiscent of Hollywood’s glamour years in the early 1900s. Strauss is part-owner of the Fox Theatre and a cinema buff who has amassed an extensive collection of old movie posters, photos and lobby cards that feed her passion for the subject, and these have become the impetus for The Scarlett Collection. “Aren’t these just magnificent?” she asks while showing off photos of Marlene Dietrich, Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor and Academy Award-winning costume designer Edith Head. It’s easy to see old Hollywood’s influence on The Scarlett Collection, in its cinched waists, tap shorts, wide-lapelled jackets and flowing palazzo pants. Interestingly, they’re all constructed of ‘bark cloth,’ the textured cotton fabric used in the wildly floral and leafy drapery of the 1940s through ’60s. (The name ‘Scarlett’ is a nod to the Gone With the Wind heroine’s creative use of drapes when she needed new gowns during the Civil War.) Strauss, a devotee of all things glamorous, has amassed rolls of the fabric over the years and is having it copied for the vintage-inspired clothing line. Using the new fabric, also bark cloth, the budding designers, Marylyn Simpson (who happens to be the T&S 32 |
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ILLUSTRATION BY KYLE LUCKS
Styles may come and go, but glamour is eternal.
PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE ARE FROM THE SCARLETT COLLECTION (WWW.SCARLETT DESIGNSNETWORK.COM), CREATED AND PRODUCED BY THREE ST. LOUIS WOMEN AND LAUNCHING DURING ST. LOUIS FASHION WEEK. TOWN & STYLE IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF ST. LOUIS FASHION WEEK.
beauty columnist) and Heather Lampe, have created 19 original pieces that will debut on a special runway for Fashion Week. Initially the clothing will be available by special order, and ready within three to four weeks of ordering. Strauss expects to take the line nationwide, at least. “It’s not going to be for everyone,” she concedes. “But I also want to show that people didn’t always live in jeans. Today, you can go to a Broadway show and see people in shorts! I believe clothes set the tone. Actors say they occupy a role’s personna as soon as they put on a costume; well, what does that say about us when all we wear is jeans?” But her interest in glamour (and in bringing a little of it back to St. Louis) doesn’t end there. A longtime collector of vintage gowns—many with movie star provenance—Strauss is curating a special exhibition of these Hollywood ensembles to be shown at the Sheldon Galleries in Grand Center, starting with a public reception Oct. 4. Among the 14 pieces people can get up close and personal to is the gold-corded gown Elizabeth Taylor wore in Cleopatra (1963); a dress Joan Collins wore as Alexis Carrington in Dynasty (1981); and a costume of Susan Hayward in With a Song in My Heart (1952). Many of the gowns will be displayed alongside photographs or movie posters of the starlet who wore them, sometimes showing her in that gown. Entrance to the exhibition is free and open to the public. Strauss, a lifetime advocate and philanthropist for the arts, says she is following her passion in this project. “I have worked all my life for other organizations; this one is for me—and for the two young women I want to launch,” she says.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FROM THE GEORGE GRANTHAM BAIN COLLECTION
PHOTO COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND THE GOWN SHE WORE IN THE MOVIE POKER ALICE, 1987
THEDA BARA AND THE COSTUME WORN IN THE 1992 PLAY ABOUT HER, THEDA BARA AND THE FRONTIER RABBI
NORMA SHEARER AND THE GOWN SHE WORE AS MARIE ANTOINETTE IN 1938
PHOTOS ABOVE MAY NOT BE EXACT IMAGES CONTAINED IN THE STRAUSS COLLECTION
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I D❤! MASHA D’YANS & COLIN MULLIGAN] by rebecca koenig | photos by amber gress
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AFTER CELEBRATING HIS WEDDING ON THE EAST AND WEST COASTS, St. Louis native Colin Mulligan brought the festivities to the Midwest May 4, when he and his bride, Masha D’yans, hosted a reception in a downtown loft. Colin, a Burroughs alum who taught at St. Louis Priory for four years, is now an actor and model in New York City. He’s been featured in Gillette ads and magazines such as Every Day with Rachael Ray and Man of the World. Masha, who was born in Russia, is an artist who illustrates greeting cards and children’s books and designs T-shirts. The couple met at a flamenco-themed party. “I was expecting Mediterranean girls with flowers in their hair, and I saw Masha,” Colin says. While dating, they made a documentary short in Spain about flamenco music. Colin proposed the day after his birthday while the couple was on vacation in Costa Rica. “We took a very long drive up to a resort,” he says. “I don’t know what came over me; I never thought I would get married until I met Masha.” Family members traveled to New York for their city hall wedding Dec. 12. “We had a crazy New York day,” Colin says. “Our mutual friend is a fashion photographer and he opened his studio to us, so we have great family portraits and wedding portraits. Our friend, a Ralph Lauren model, took us to dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant, then we went to a bar in the East Village and danced till dawn.” Soon after, Colin and Masha headed to Joshua Tree, Calif., where they were planning to hold a sunset ceremony. But they never quite made it to the vows. “It was really just a party,” Colin explains. His mother convinced them to host a reception in St. Louis. “As fun as the parties in L.A. and New York were, they didn’t include a lot of family, and we found out that Masha’s Russian relatives could make it,” Colin says. Family and friends mingled, snacked and danced to live music.
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Dinner Committee [ ultherapy: a non-surgical way to tighten facial skin ] Ultherapy uses sound waves to lift and tighten sagging facial skin, sometimes in just one treatment. >> dr. kenneth rotskoff, OWNER AND PRESIDENT, ULTHERAPY CENTER ST. LOUIS
Ultherapy is non-surgical facial rejuvenation that uses focused ultrasound waves to stimulate structural tissues beneath the skin. It can lift, tighten and rejuvenate the face and neck. One treatment is usually all that’s needed. Results develop over a three-to-six month period and last one to two years before a touch-up is needed. Ultherapy doesn’t replace plastic surgery, but it can postpone a facelift in many patients. The procedure uses a beam of ultrasound that bypasses the skin’s surface, targeting the same deep tissues we surgically correct in a face-lift. Ultherapy uses heat energy to create thousands of little injury points. The body responds by creating new collagen and elastin, which lifts and tightens loose skin. Elastin is a protein that keeps skin flexible. Anyone with minimal skin laxity can be treated with ultherapy, regardless of age. We’ve even treated several people in their 70s with excellent results. Patients who have mild to moderate skin laxity and mild to moderate skin volume are the best candidates. Because treatment is focused, ultherapy may be used on just the forehead, the face or the neck, and costs substantially less than a traditional face- and neck-lift.
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Some therapies only tighten skin. Ultherapy tightens and lifts it, hoisting loose skin on the brow, neck and under the chin with minimal discomfort and no down time. People can return to normal activities right away. Patients who undergo ultherapy receive a little bit of sedation—ibuprofen and tramadol (a pain reliever)—beforehand. They are awake during the procedure and lie on a comfortable bed. After gel is applied to their face, we place a small ultrasound transducer on their skin to project an image of the underlying tissues and structures on a monitor. This allows us to avoid bone, nerves and blood vessels. Transducers also deliver treatment at three different levels below the skin. More than one transducer may be used. Treatment lasts 15 to 90 minutes.
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[ tech tools for the body: what’s popular & what’s new ] One laser for skin tightening receives high marks in online feed back. The other, a micro-needling device, helps erase scars and stretch marks. >> dr. richard moore, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, THE LIFESTYLE CENTER
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The newest noninvasive procedure we have is the Venus Freeze, which uses radiofrequency waves and magnets. It provides some skin tightening, but isn’t meant for someone who needs to lose 3 to 5 inches. Usually eight to 10 treatments are needed. Unlike other devices that give good results but are uncomfortable, the Venus Freeze is very relaxing, almost like a warm massage. In a review on Realself.com, Venus Freeze received a 100 percent satisfaction rate from the people who had the procedure and reviewed it online. I’ll often recommend it to patients who want tighter skin without undergoing an invasive procedure. We use Venus Freeze to tighten necks and lift the face as well, work on the arms, abdomen and knees and as a follow-up to the Tickle Lipo procedure.
>> dr. thomas wright, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, ST. LOUIS LASER LIPOSUCTION CENTER Dermapen is a micro-needling technique used to treat skin problems, including fine lines and wrinkles on the face, and scars anywhere on the body. It’s also used on stretch marks. The device looks like a writing pen with a retractable, vibrating head embedded with 11 micro needles. Needle depth can be adjusted from .25 to 2.5 millimeters. The procedure causes tiny punctures on the skin with a rapid, stamp-like motion. These injuries stimulate collagen growth and rejuvenate skin. Unlike manual dermal rollers with stationary needles that pierce the skin, Dermapen causes no or very little discomfort. However, patients with deep scars may need a topical anesthetic. Dermapen produces results similar to a fractionated laser like Fraxel but costs markedly less. Typically three to five treatments are necessary. Another new tool we have is Accent, a near infrared laser that tones and tightens skin. It heats the deep dermis, causing it to contract, and stimulates collagen re-growth. It’s used to treat skin laxity and stretch marks and is very good for crepey, wrinkly skin. It’s effective and safe.
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“Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) is the most popular light treatment performed in the United States today,” says DR. EVA HURST, AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF DERMATOLOGY AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE. When done by someone experienced, it’s safe and extremely effective for age spots, sun-damaged skin, freckles, melasma, spider veins, blood vessels and even rosacea. “There’s little downtime involved,” she adds. IPL is not a laser, but works a lot like one. “A laser delivers one specific wavelength of light, whereas IPL uses high-intensity fluorescent light technology to deliver several hundred wavelengths at the same time,” Hurst explains. “Consequently, you can target both pigment and redness at the same time. A laser can’t do that.” IPL therapy done in a physician’s office is stronger than treatments provided by beauty spas, and fewer sessions are needed. “We start off at a higher setting and apply a topical anesthetic cream, which makes the treatment more comfortable,” Hurst says. IPLs can also be used for hair removal. But patients who purchase IPL units for home use need to be cautious. “IPLs deliver high-intensity heat,” Hurst says. “You can definitely get burned and some burns could lead to scarring.”
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Most improvements in medicine are not quantum leaps, but incremental steps, such as the MiXto laser. In the 1980s, continuous wave CO2 lasers resurfaced 100 percent of the treated area and did an amazing job on wrinkles and brown spots. But they were too hot and resulted in skin bleaching and a waxy appearance. In the late 1990s, lasers delivered energy in a gentler, ultra-pulse mode. They covered 100 percent of the treatment area and caused less white, waxy pigmentation. Fractionated lasers were introduced in the last decade. They treat 20 to 40 percent of the skin surface through a microscopic grid, leaving 60 to 80 percent of the skin untouched. Fractional lasers distribute heat more evenly and do a good job on brown spots but were underwhelming for wrinkles. The MiXto CO2 fractional laser is unique. Its makers went back to the old, really hot continuous laser and fractionated it to aggressively treat smaller surface areas. Heat from treated areas radiates to unlasered areas, activating heat shock proteins, which switch to repair mode, resulting in new collagen and elastin, a fibrous protein. Skin looks younger and healthier, with tremendous wrinkle improvement. Healing is easy and pigmentation is normal.
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When we talk about facial beauty, what we really mean is the face, chin and neck. And if you look at a timeline over many years, you’ll see that there has been new facial technology but, more importantly, there have been refinements, updates and developments in the ways we use existing tools. Take lasers. Some are now second- or third-generation models. Some have broader applications. Some are combined for better cosmetic results, such as Pearl and Pearl fractional lasers. We do a first pass with the Pearl laser, which ‘sandblasts’ the top part of the skin with heat to smooth texture and eliminate discoloration. Fine wrinkling around the eyes and mouth is treated with the Pearl Fractional laser. By combining these lasers, treatment can be very gentle, very aggressive — or anything in between. Necks can be challenging to treat. If you have droopy, saggy skin, you need a face-lift. But if you don’t, there are multiple things that can be done that are less invasive. Botox, for example, can be used to soften and flatten vertical bands in the neck that become more prominent with aging.
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fungal toenails // The HyperBlue diode laser is an FDA-cleared device to treat fungal nails (onychomycosis). “It’s quick, effective, painless and has no side effects or downtime,” says DR. JOHN HOLTZMAN, A PODIATRIST AT MISSOURI FOOT AND ANKLE. The new laser can treat mild, moderate or severe infections. Patients usually need three treatments, one per month. It can take only minutes, depending upon the number of toes treated. “Bigger toes get more heat,” Holtzman says. “We go back and forth over the nail bed until we have delivered the correct, pre-set amount of heat.” Patients will see a new, clear nail within nine months. “However, onychomycosis can recur and is contagious,” he adds. “The nails are next to each other; the toes are in the same shoe.” He often prescribes a topical medication to decrease the risk of re-infection after treatment. This development is a welcome alternative to the former course of treatment: oral medication. “Many primary care doctors don’t want their patients to take oral medication for this particular issue because it can increase your liver enzymes, which makes your liver work harder.”
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I use only vbeauté products. I cleanse each morning with Evidence Eraser, a foaming cleanser, and twice a week I’ll use rub-off exfoliator. I use a pump of Lite Up, a brightening treatment, and Undercover Agent, an anti-wrinkle serum. I mix them before applying to my face, neck and chest. I also do the same with Buying Time, an everyday face cream. I then apply eye cream above my eye area and Day Job, our sun protection cream. I don’t wear foundation during the day—only eye makeup. Along with Day Job, I might apply a tinted moisturizer but generally I’ll just dab a little concealer if it’s needed. I then put on eye shadow and fun eyeliner. In the summer, I tend to use waterproof mascara. I’ll finish up with something for the lips, such as our anti-age tinting lip gloss.
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PARENT TRAP WHY COLLEGE STUDENTS SUFFER ] by dr. tim jordan THE MISTAKES WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE in our youth, we will make later on; with much greater cost and less benefit. ~ Author Unknown I love that quote, and I wish more parents would take it to heart. Some disturbing data from an article in Maclean’s magazine in Canada should give all parents reason for concern. The article cites a 2011 survey of students at the University of Alberta. They found the following: 51 percent felt things were hopeless; 87 percent felt overwhelmed by all they had to do; 87 percent felt exhausted; 62 percent felt very lonely; 66 percent felt very sad; 52 percent felt overwhelming anxiety; and 57 percent felt more-than-average stress. Universities in the U.S. also have been reporting a rapidly increasing number of college students requiring mental health services, primarily for stress, depression and anxiety. Why? There are many reasons. I saw a parent recently who told me her husband has “never wanted his children to feel any discomfort.” He is not alone. Too many parents have not allowed their children to learn good coping skills, which come by working through adversity. If every time a kid starts to falter, Mom and Dad are there to rescue and lift him or her up, they will never learn how to manage the normal ups and downs of life. Then
when they do experience moving away to college and all it entails, they wilt under the pressures. Perfectionism has also been the name of the game for most kids since they were toddlers. They have been adulated, put up on pedestals, pushed and prodded to get straight As and win championships. They end up in the top 10 percent of their high school class, but become dumbfounded when they have to compete with a whole classroom of top 10 percenters in college. Only 10 percent of the top 10 percent will keep that coveted spot in college, so they no longer feel special or coddled. This is tough to swallow after a lifetime of being called No. 1. College students tell me they still feel pressure from their parents about grades and jobs. Many parents won’t allow them to work at college or even in the summers, because they want them to take classes in the summer to get an edge. Why are parents still running the ship? Why can’t they let their young adult children grow up and fend for themselves? Young adults need to make their own mistakes in their own time and learn their own lessons from them. It’s about OWNERSHIP. For when they succeed, they also own the victory dance as well. And that is where they will find their motivation and passion.
TIM JORDAN, M.D., IS A BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICIAN WHO COUNSELS KIDS IN GRADE SCHOOL THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WELOKI.COM
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stay | For sleek luxury in an urban setting, head to the Four
Seasons, which has great views of the Arch and the Mississippi River. Between its spa, Cielo restaurant and rooftop pool, you may not even want to leave the building. Family packages that include free babysitting and special dining events add to its appeal. | Restaurateur Dave Bailey has downtown locked down, with three distinct dining options: Rooster serves breakfast, brunch and lunch; Bailey’s Range offers creative burgers and boozy milkshakes; and Bridge provides wine, beer and snacks in a lovely loft. For a hip Italian meal, grab a calzone at Sauce on the Side or a deep dish pizza at Pi. Traditionalists may prefer Tony’s. The clubs and bars on Washington Avenue make for a fun night out, as does 360 St. Louis, a rooftop lounge in the Hilton at the Ballpark. | Take advantage of the iconic attractions mere minutes from your roost on the river: catch a Cardinals game; take a trip to the top of the Arch; visit the fanciful City Museum; and check out the redesigned Central Library. Let the little ones splash in the fountain at Citygarden while you ponder the two dozen larger-than-life sculptures there. The free Budweiser tour in Soulard doubles as a history lesson about one of St. Louis’ most important industries, and kids and history buffs will marvel at the mysterious Native American earthworks rising above the landscape at Cahokia Mounds, a state historic site 20 minutes away. And if it’s just too hot for anything else, you can catch dinner and a show simultaneously at MX Movies. | MX Collective offers a curated shopping experience, with clothes, home goods, art and accessories from dozens of boutiques in one trendy retail space.
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stay | Looking for fun and funky accommodations? The Moonrise
delivers with stylish spaces decorated in a celestial fashion. There’s even a rooftop bar crowned by a full moon. | You won’t go hungry in the Loop. Two institutions, Blueberry Hill and Fitz’s, serve tasty American food, while a host of newcomers include Mission Taco Joint, with its giant torta sandwiches and tacos filled with pork belly, duck, cactus and tofu; tiny Fork & Stix, with authentic Thai and Japanese food; and Piccione Pastry, offering cannoli and other Italian treats late into the night. For brunch, enjoy farm-fresh food in a general store setting at Winslow’s Home. | Start with the St. Louis Walk of Fame, which honors local legends such as Josephine Baker, Phyllis Diller and Nelly. You can aim for a strike at Pin-Up Bowl, see an artsy independent film at the restored Tivoli Theatre or catch a rock concert at The Pageant. Every third Wednesday of the month Chuck Berry plays at Blueberry Hill. And if you need a break from all the action, stroll the leafy campus of Washington University. | Eclectic is the word for the Loop’s shopping options. You can find one-of-a-kind gifts at Vintage Vinyl record store, Star Clipper comic shop, Subterranean Books, and thrift store Avalon Exchange. Pop into Craft Alliance for affordable art pieces and Plowsharing Crafts for fair trade international wares.
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stay | Rising above Forest Park and the Central
West End, the Chase Park Plaza hotel celebrates Art Deco design and decadence with three restaurants, a spa, a five-screen movie theater and an outdoor pool and fireplace. | Romance is on the menu in the Central West End. The mixologists at Taste pour creative cocktails in the intimate bar, while next door at Brasserie, couples dine on escargot and mussels. Sushi, pizza, and steak are served at Central Table, a dining hall-style restaurant with a cool, industrial vibe. If it’s a nice night, slip onto the patio at Scape, illuminated by twinkle lights and fireflies. Entre, a secretive ‘underground’ restaurant with an ever-changing concept, promises to provide a unique meal experience. End the night at Bissinger’s with a chocolate dessert or drink. | A literary scavenger hunt is a good introduction to this historic neighborhood, once
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LOCATION: One hour, 30 minute drive on I-64 W and I-70 W HIGHLIGHTS: Sample wine at vineyards such as Bias, Wenwood Farm, Stone Hill, Phoenix, OakGlenn, Hermannhof, Dierberg Star Lane, Bommarito Estate Almond Tree and Adam Puchta, and beer at Gruhlke’s Microbrewery and Tin Mill Brewery.
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LOCATION: Hour drive along Great River Road HIGHLIGHTS: Bald eagles soar above the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Quaint towns that line the river banks include Alton, home of Fast Eddie’s Bon Air and a lock and dam; Elsah, full of historic buildings; and Grafton, home to Raging Rivers Waterpark and the Loading Dock restaurant. For a great view, hike up the hills in Pere Marquette State Park, where you also can enjoy a meal and spend the night in guest rooms and cabins at Pere Marquette Lodge.
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LOCATION: Three-hour, 15-minute drive on I-44 W HIGHLIGHTS: Rent a condo or a secluded cabin, then fish, swim, hike, jet ski and golf the day away at this popular mid-Missouri retreat surrounded by state parks. A war rages about whether Randy’s or Andy’s frozen custard is better, so you’ll have to try both.
LOCATION: One-hour, 30-minute drive on I-55 No. HIGHLIGHTS: Love Lincoln? Make a pilgrimage to Springfield to tour his presidential library and museum, home of 17 years, law offices, tomb—and even his family’s pew at First Presbyterian Church.
LOCATION: Three-hour, 45-minute drive on I-70 W HIGHLIGHTS: Learn about the life and career of President Harry S. Truman at his family home, presidential library and museum and other sites around town.
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LOCATION: Five-hour, 15-minute drive on I-44 W HIGHLIGHTS: Walmart’s hometown is also the location of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Opened in 2011, it features works by Charles Willson Peale, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, among many others.
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home to authors Tennessee Williams, T.S. Eliot, Kate Chopin and William S. Burroughs. (The first three have commemorative busts at Writer’s Corner, the intersection of Euclid and McPherson avenues.) Continue your cerebral tour at the World Chess Hall of Fame, a surprisingly lively museum, and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center. Several small galleries offer contemporary art shows, and the glittering mosaics and stained glass windows in the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis will leave you breathless. | Cool is for sale on every corner, from designer glasses at The Eye Bar and Eye Roc to avant-garde accessories at 10denza. Engage your senses concocting a perfume at Cassie’s Fragrance Boutique or browsing the herb selection at Bowood Farms. Left Bank Books sells author-signed editions, and a half-dozen boutiques cater to male and female fashionistas.
LOCATION: One-hour drive on I-64 W and MO-94 W One-hour drive on I-44 W HIGHLIGHTS: More than a dozen wineries and breweries include Chandler Hill, Sugar Creek, Wine Country Gardens, Yellow Farmhouse, Blumenhof, Balducci, Augusta, Montelle, Mount Pleasant, Noboleis, La Dolce Vita, Lost Creek, St. Jordan Creek, Robller and Augusta Brewing Company.
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LOCATION: Two-hour drive on I-64 W and US-61 No. HIGHLIGHTS: Samuel Clemens, now known as Mark Twain, was this river town’s most famous resident. Visit his boyhood home and museum, the Becky Thatcher House and the Mark Twin Cave, featured in several of his novels. Other attractions include riverboat cruises and several galleries along the 50 Miles of Art corridor.
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LOCATION: One-hour drive on I-55 So. HIGHLIGHTS: Missouri’s French heritage is well-preserved in this historic town, where French Creole colonial house museums, bed-and-breakfasts and antique shops line main street and covered bridges cross creeks outside town. Crown Valley Winery, brewery and—get this—tiger sanctuary, is a short drive away. Chaumette Winery and Spa and Charleville Vineyard are also nearby.
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| Give yourself the royal treatment at The Cheshire, an England-themed inn with novelty suites inspired by novels, such as James Bond, Treasure Island and Passage to India. | You don’t need to go far to find a good meal, since The Cheshire boasts four eateries. The Restaurant serves steak and seafood, while Basso focuses on Italian cuisine reimagined as gastropub food. Traditional British fare is offered at the cozy Fox & Hounds Tavern, and the Market sells artisan sandwiches and snacks to go. For a sweet treat off site, head to Mr. Wizard’s Frozen Custard. Other nearby fine dining options include Pan D’Olive, Acero, Water Street and Home Wine Kitchen, while Schlafly Bottleworks has hearty American favorites paired with signature brews. | Take a mile hike through the southwest corner of Forest Park to the Saint Louis Zoo, where you easily can spend half a day or more cooing over baby elephant Priya, giggling at the sea lion show and riding the train between enclosures. Right up the hill is the Saint Louis Art Museum, whose new East Building just opened with a postwar art exhibit. At night, catch a flick at the 90-year-old Hi-Pointe movie theater down the block from The Cheshire. | Museum gift shops can have a surprisingly good selection, and Forest Park is full of them, including those at the zoo, art museum and history museum. The Galleria mall is nearby, as is the ScholarShop, an upscale resale store benefiting The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis. For unique finds, try the boutiques along Manchester Road in Maplewood.
LOCATION: Half-hour drive on I-55 So. HIGHLIGHTS: The Caramel Pecan Levee High Apple Pie at Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery is legendary in this small German town. There are many other country restaurants to sample, as well as gift shops and the Kimmswick Historical Society museum. Learn about paleontology and ancient Native American history at Mastodon State Historic Site, or visit the Anheuser Museum & Estate.
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[ amuse bouche ] THE SCENE |
Lively West County restaurant with cool decor and a great patio
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THE PRICES |
Starters $7 to $14; entrees $19 to $33; pizzas/pastas $11 to $19
THE FAVORITES |
Seafood Paella, Roasted Pork Chop, Chocolate Souffle, Rigatoni
THIS CHESTERFIELD RESTAURANT was an instant hit when it opened in 1999. It has funky decor that is posh in a laidback way: chunky limestone walls and pillars, heavy beamed ceilings, a commanding brick wood-fired oven, mosaic tile floors and the warm Tuscan glow of golds, browns and rusts. And in that still appealing environment, it serves a very attractive menu of European dishes like cioppino, gnocchi, paella and steak. The French, Spanish and Italian influences are discernible, and they are paired with well-conceived sides and innovative little touches. Like the Bistro Steak ($22), which has two sauces, béarnaise and veal demi glace, and deep-fried oyster mushrooms sprinkled all over the plate. The side of yummy truffle fries was a nice touch, too, with their earthy flavor and plenty of salt. The don’t-miss dish, though, was Seafood Paella
($25), which exuded an intense flavor of seafood stock. It was atypical for this Spanish classic, in that there was no sausage or chicken, only very good seafood, including mussels, clams, scallops, fish and shrimp. Also unusual was its rice-to-seafood ratio: it was not primarily a rice dish, but rather all about the seafood. Another excellent meal came in the form of the Roasted Pork Chop ($23), which also had an unusual presentation. The thick, meaty chop came as thick strips sitting on a sweet, sticky apple-bourbon glaze made with veal stock and apple juice. The meat had been appealingly browned, yet retained the juicy and delicate flavor this cut offers when it’s prepared well. A heaping mound of greens and gnocchi came alongside, the greens sautéed with plump red onion slices and Missouri pecans.
[ food • ŏ • lō • gy ]
TRUFFLE NAGE: | Literally meaning ‘swim’ in French, a truffle nage is made by reducing
broth, wine and heavy cream and adding truffles
BOURBON GLAZE | Used to add a sticky, sweet coating to meats and fish, this is typically made with brown sugar, vinegar/lemon, Worchestershire and bourbon QUINOA | A grain-like seed originated from the Andean region that is healthful, gluten-free and gaining in popularity
[ aftertaste ] I LOVE the Penne Pasta with Smoked Chicken, eaten along with a Lemondrop Raspberry Martini. —JANIE S. OF CREVE COEUR
>> Their farm-to-table approach is great. The food is always fresh and creative, and the chef is —BOB K. OF LADUE
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[ chef chat ] >> alex hayworth PEDIGREE
L’Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis
Culinary Artistry by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page
ST. LOUIS RESTAURANT
willing to adapt dishes to suit your taste.
Ya Ya’s makes a point of using local foods, when possible, and the Market Salad ($9) was a good example, with its fresh baby greens tossed with cucumbers, tomatoes and soft goat cheese in a delicious citrus vinaigrette detectably flavored by orange. Another starter, Crab Cakes ($14) was tasty, its two small patties having good flavor from sweet and fresh crabmeat, although those annoying red pepper flakes were in there, distracting from all that crab goodness. A small mound of quinoa sat nearby, and it was very well done in a flavorful butter-lemon sauce. There is a small pasta selection, and I’m really glad we sampled it. Our Rigatoni ($15) with oyster and shiitake mushrooms was memorable. It was tossed with soft goat cheese that was melted into a complex creamy coating by the warm noodles, adding its pungency to the already rich truffle oil nage (cream bath).
My wife and I go to Paul Manno’s, where every table gets greeted by the owner.
I love ice cream. I’m an old-fashioned vanilla guy.
by rebecca koenig
[ on tap ]
INTERNATIONAL TAP HOUSE
has opened its third location at 16 S. Euclid Ave. in the Central West End. The multi-level bar, which offers hundreds of brews from around the world, does not serve food but invites customers to bring their own or order in from elsewhere.
[ creamy cool down ]
FRANCESCO VELOCCI and KAETLYN MACAULEY are the husband and wife pair behind GUSTO GOURMET CREAMERY, a new gelato business that will provide handmade frozen desserts to PICCIONE PASTRY. Flavors include strawberry sorbet and chocolate, salted caramel, vanilla bean and coffee gelato.
[ here comes the sun ]
To generate power for their restaurant group, which includes PW PIZZA and VIN DE SET, PAUL and WENDY HAMILTON are planning to install solar energy panels on a carport adjacent to their restaurant building at 2017 Chouteau Ave. Ameren UE will buy the extra power the panels generate.
Summer at Central Table Enjoy our summer menu favorites on our new outdoor patio. Open daily for morning coffee, lunch, dinner or takeaway from our market.
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[ all shook up ]
EXCEL BOTTLING CO., the 70-year-old maker of Ski soda, is now distributing craft beers in 6-pack bottles and barrel kegs in St. Louis through Missouri Beverage Co. The initial labels are Shoal Creek Wheat, Excel Citra and Eastside IPA.
[ adieu ]
SALT, which was nominated for a 2012 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, closed at the end of June. It was at 4356 Lindell Blvd.
[ on the fly ]
Future trips to Lambert Airport may be a little tastier with the addition of GROUNDED IN ST. LOUIS, a burger restaurant in Concourse A. Created by HMSHOST, an airport food company, the counter-service joint features made-to-order burgers, fries and milkshakes. Egg sandwiches and lighter fare are available for breakfast.
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Wednesday is the new Friday at EdgeWild. Experience EdgeWild’s ‘Wine Down Wednesdays’ this summer with half-priced bottles of wine all day (up to $100 list price) and Ladies Night drink and appetizer specials in the bar and patio. 550 Chesterfield Center 636.532.0550 | edgewildwinery.com
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UNION AVENUE OPERA
Wagner’s epic Ring cycle continues Aug. 16, 17, 23 and 24 with the second installment, Die Walküre, reduced and adapted by Jonathan Dove and presented in German. 733 N. Union Blvd. | 314.361.2881 unionavenueopera.org
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IT’S SUMMERTIME Do you want to throw a summer patio party but not with the classic barbecue and beer pairing? By considering a few tips you will be able to find some refreshing summer wines or peppery reds to perfectly match your barbecue, whether it’s St. Louis pork steak, Memphis ribs or Texas brisket.
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by bob wilcox THE HEAT OF SUMMER DOESN’T SLOW either the makers of St. Louis theater or its consumers. We are, after all, the city that fills a massive Muny theater every night to watch outdoor musicals! Tropical heat was appropriate for The Muny’s recent production of South Pacific, one of the best productions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic I’ve seen. I especially enjoyed — and admired — the work of Laura Michelle Kelly as Navy nurse Nellie Forbush. Kelly, who is English and an Olivier winner in London, had played the very Victorian English governess in The King and I at the Muny last summer. Next up at the Muny: Mary Poppins. (It was for the original London production of this musical that Kelly won her Olivier!) The Muny promises Mary Poppins will fly over the audience, but what will they do for the show-stopper performed by Bert the chimney sweep? In the original staging and in the versions that played Broadway, Bert walks up the side of the proscenium arch, across the top of it—upside down—and down the other side. The Muny has no proscenium arch. It does have that light bridge across the front of the stage... The Muny season closes Aug. 11 with West Side Story, one of the all-time great musicals. They’ve done extremely fine productions of it in the past, so let’s hope for a reprise. Stages St. Louis, in comfortably air-conditioned Robert Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Community Center, is in the midst of Legally Blonde, The Musical, a contemporary fairy tale about a young woman who overcomes ‘the handicap’ of beauty (and air-headedness) to lead her class at Harvard Law School and show up the man who dumped her. The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University did a delightful production of this piece in the spring. The very talented student who played the lead there, Becca Andrews, is also in the cast at Stages, though in a supporting role. If you want weightier musical theater, Union Avenue Opera brings us the second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Die Walküre, in August. They’re using a reduced version of the opera, both in length and in orchestration. But I found much to admire and enjoy last year in their production of the first part, Das Rheingold. And how often do we get a chance to see Wagner’s Ring, reduced or not? Nor is the great master of the English language stage, William Shakespeare, being ignored at St. Louis Shakespeare this summer. And they offer works rarely seen in St. Louis or anywhere. Timon of Athens, a dark piece about a rich man who entertains lavishly but finds his friends disappearing when he runs out of money, is finishing its run. It will be followed next month by the even rarer appearance of Two Noble Kinsmen. We’re not even sure how much of this one Shakespeare had a hand in writing. But Donna Northcott and her colleagues at St. Louis Shakespeare are determined to work their way through the whole canon, and they’re getting there. Thanks to them, we can one day claim to have seen them all.
Grill masters from all over the country are firing up their pits and creating countless barbecue styles. They’re using slabs of ribs, sausage patties or pulled pork and marinating them in different types of rubs—from sweet to spicy—and finishing them with barbecue sauces just as varied. The ingredients and flavor profiles are unlimited, so how can we match wine to all these? Don’t panic, let’s start one by one. The basic theory of wine pairing is to match the food and wine in intensity and flavor. Reds, in general, are going to work better with barbecue than whites. Grilled steaks and smoked brisket, for example, are a perfect match with cabernet sauvignon. The full-body, tannins and peppery characteristics complement the smoky grill flavors. Sausages are ideally partnered with zinfandels. ‘Juicy’ and ‘spicy’ are the magical words in this combination. Pulled pork is laden with flavor and fat, and finds its partner in Germany. My recommendation is an off-dry Riesling. The high acidity cuts through the high fat component, and the sweetness of the wine suits the flavor profile of the pork. The low alcohol content of the Riesling is also nice. Grilled fish and vegetables are best paired with light white wines. Try a vermentino or pinot grigio from Italy, lightly oaked chardonnays from Sonoma, or sauvignon blancs from New Zealand. My personal preferred wine pairing with barbecue is rose wine. The fruity and crisp characteristics match almost any kind of barbecue type and style. Try throwing in a few ice cubes from time to time. Not a bad combination! Roses from Provence are great to drink, but so are those from Missouri wineries. Chandler Hill and Chaumette produce beautiful roses from the chambourcin grape. Never heard of it? Try it for your next barbecue!
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now [ ART ]
[ MOVIES ]
donald judd: the multicolored works
WORLD WAR Z >> World War Z follows Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a
t&s saw it!
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts Free | pulitzerarts.org >> This exhibition features objects Judd created between 1984 and 1992 that are characterized by his ever-evolving engagement with color. Through Jan. 4.
Now–7/27 screwed cubed
Regional Arts Commission | Free | art-stl.com
Now–8/1 honor awards 2013 Art Saint Louis | Free | artstlouis.org
7/30 pxstl public charrette
7:30 p.m. | 3713 & 3719 Washington Blvd. | Free | pulitzerarts.org
retired United Nations employee who searches for the origin of the zombie plague rapidly bringing the world’s human population to its knees. The film feels modern in a way that no other zombie movie has before – as Pitt travels the world it becomes clear that the disaster was ushered in by our globalized, connected society. The book by Max Brooks is a nuanced ‘oral history’ of the aftermath of the world’s battle against zombies but the title and the zombies are about all it has in common with the movie. The film, however, is unceasingly entertaining and a little smarter than previous incarnations of the genre. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Yes, if you’re a fan of zombie flicks —S.Z. VIEWED AT CHASE PARK PLAZA CINEMAS
[ ETC. ]
FILL THE VOID >> This Israeli film offers an interesting glimpse
7/21 jewish film festical
Deveptive Practive | 4 p.m. | JCC | $12
Now–7/28 100 years of oz
St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch | Free | slpl.org
7/28 ancient glacier byways bicycle tour
7:30 a.m. | Pere Marquette State Park | Grafton, Ill. | $3 – $15 | trailnet.org
10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Purina Farms | Free | purinafarms.com >> This event is fun for the whole family! Kids can enjoy face painting and an inflatable slide, while moms enjoy homemade soaps, fresh produce and seasonal plants for purchase.
into the world of ultra-orthodox Jewry. Set in Tel Aviv, it is about the internal conflicts an 18-year-old girl (Shira) faces in weighing her marriage options. Carefree and looking forward to a betrothal being arranged by her parents, everything changes when her sister suddenly dies in childbirth. Now she is presented with the possibility of marrying her sister’s widower to prevent him from leaving Tel Aviv with her parents’ only grandson. Unfortunately, it is a painfully slow film that makes it too hard for the viewer to figure out what Shira is feeling and thinking, especially at the end. While it is apparent that she eventually makes her decision for the right reasons, she is sobbing and shaking—and we have no idea why. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Yes. I still found it fascinating and thought-provoking. —D.W. VIEWED AT LANDMARK PLAZA FRONTENAC THEATRES
[ THEATER ] mary poppins
>>>7/27 SCOOPS OF FUN ICE CREAM SOCIAL
6–9 p.m. | The Magic House $9.50/Regular admission | glennon.org Spoil your children with a day of fun at The Magic House. This ice cream social includes a sundae bar, balloon artist, photo booth, button making and face painting.
8:15 p.m. | The Muny Free–$75 | muny.org >> For the first time in the Muny’s 95-year history, a character will fly over the audience! Don’t miss Jenny Powers as Mary Poppins in this history-making role. Through Aug. 2.
Now–7/28 enchanted island
GARDEN FOUNDER HENRY SHAW’S 213TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Missouri Botanical Garden Free | mobot.org
Clayton Community Theatre | $12–$20 | placeseveryone.org
Times vary | Ivory Theatre | 7620 Michigan Ave. | $10–$20 | familymusical.org
7/27 all that tap xxii
7 p.m. | Edison Theatre | $25 | tapheritage.org
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[ MUSIC ] 7/26 bob kuban band
7:30 p.m. | Foundry Art Centre | $15 | foundryartcentre.org
7/27 eckert’s summer concert fest: cole porter band
7–9 p.m. | Eckert’s Country Store & Farms | Free | eckerts.com
8/8–8/10 open highway music festival 7 p.m. | Off Broadway | 3509 Lemp Ave. | $15–$23 offbroadwaystl.com
7:30 p.m. | Peabody Opera House | $45–$150 peabodyoperahouse.com >> Legendary jazz-rock icons Walter Becker and Donald Fagen are coming to St. Louis in their tour, Mood Swings: 8 Miles To Pancake Day.
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by stephanie zeilenga
T&S HOME 52 BRIARCLIFF ]
listing price | $1.75 million listing agent | kim carney of the carney team, coldwell banker premier group BEN AND MARSHA FRANK were living in University
PHOTOS BY STEVEN B. SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY
City with their six kids when they decided they could use more space. When they purchased 52 Briarcliff, it wasn’t their dream home but they knew it could be, with a little work. Plus, the property was a roomy 1.5 acres and had a creek in the back, which the family liked. “It was small at that time, but with plenty of expansion potential,” says Marsha Frank. After a year of rehabbing, the house grew to five full baths, one half bath and six bedrooms—a master on the first floor and five bedrooms upstairs. Renovations included curving the stairs so the entry and first floor are more open and extending the back of the house by adding a large storage area. In total, the Franks doubled the home’s size to 9,000 square feet. “We added on just about everywhere you could,” says Frank. The most unique aspect of the house is the kitchen, which Frank describes as “awesome.” And awesome might just be the perfect word: it not only has a wood-burning pizza oven but also features three sinks, multiple ovens and a large hand-crafted mahogany island. With six kids and a penchant for entertaining,
the family needed a kitchen that would accommodate a larger crowd. “We wanted a house that worked with our lifestyle, so the kitchen had to be totally workable because everyone in my family cooks,” says Frank. The house may have been less than ideal when they moved in, but the Franks were attracted to the area and the size of the property. “We have a lot of mature trees and a big, open backyard,” says Frank. “The kids have plenty of room to run around and play, and you can sit in the backyard and enjoy nature, but you’re only 10 minutes away from anything.” The surrounding grounds also feature fruit-bearing apple and cherry trees and a deck with an endless pool. Although the Franks are currently living in Miami Beach and loving it, they miss their home in Briarcliff. “We had a lot of fun with the house and made it into a home you can walk into and feel comfortable,” says Frank. “We always said we were going to retire to Miami Beach, and we decided it was time to go now. If we could find a way to move the house here, it would be perfect.”
Follow the winding road to this secluded estate on the shores of Lake Richard just north of Alton, Illinois... step across the threshold and into pure elegance and discover one of the most unique homes in the entire St. Louis region.
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• 9,000 sf main house with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths • 2 gourmet kitchens, Wolf & Sub-Zero • 2 luxurious master suites with walk-in closets • State-of-the-art home theatre • Extensive millwork, custom doors, many built-ins • High-end fixtures and finishes • Magnificent east-facing sunroom • Four-car garage with home office above • 45 minutes from St. Louis on the shores of fully-stocked 22-acre private lake
Materials used: Granite and limestone kitchen countertops Travertine, slate and ceramic tile Brushed cyprus, cedar beams, oak, cherry, walnut and hickory
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Other property features: 2 bedroom 1,200 sf guest house Three-slip, enclosed boat house, gas dock Electrical building with industrial generator 2,000 sf dock of eco-friendly Trex® deck material with sandy beach, outside shower
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4 somerset downs | ladue tree wood | lake of tHe ozarks 5 Bedrooms, 9 BatHs $3,250,000 23.5 acres $12,500,000 former anheuser Busch retreat on horseshoe with stunning contemporary estate on 3 park-like acres with 2 peninsulas has 4 furnished houses totaling 14,000+ sq. ft. 10,000+ sq. ft. of total living space. guest house. 16 years old.
new Price & new listing!
new Price & new listing!
8025 maryland avenue | clayton PH 17a - traditional 3 Beds, 3½ baths $2,595,000 PH 17c - customize 3 Beds, 3½ baths $2,450,000
155 carondelet Plaza | clayton PH 905 - contemporary 2 Beds, 2½ baths $2,495,000 PH 907 - customize 3 Beds, 3½ baths $2,195,000
new listing! 44 overHills drive | ladue 23 lenox Place | central west end 29 rio vista drive | ladue 6 Bedrooms, 4½ BatHs $999,000 6 Bedrooms, 3½ BatHs $1,285,000 5 Bedrooms, 4½ BatHs $995,000 unique opportunity on a tranquil 3.2-acre property. glamorous & stunning residence with historical once-in-a-lifetime home in premier location. Professignificance on a double lot. 1st floor sunroom addition. classic center hall colonial. large kitchen & walkout ll. sionally gut-rehabbed & enlarged english manor home.
46 Broadview drive | clayton 4 Bedrooms, 2½ BatHs $949,000 look no further for your beautiful updated claverach Park home! 3,200+ sq. ft. Wonderful floor plan. 2-c gar.
9358 HigHway aa | farmington 115 acres $875,000 Perfect country retreat or primary residence. custom home with gourmet kitchen & luxury master suite.
21 kingsBury Place | central west end 6 Bedrooms, 3½ BatHs $699,000 outstanding architectural details highlight this gracious home. french doors open to rear garden & pool.
4976 PersHing Place | central west end 6 Bedrooms, 4½ BatHs $899,000 enjoy the charm & elegance of the world’s fair era w/ timeless updates in every room of this beautiful manse.
3010 locust street #301 | downtown 2 Bedrooms, 2½ BatHs $699,000 sophisticated penthouse condo at the top of the Beck Building is the crowning jewel of midtown alley.
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new listing! 1 saPPington sPur | oakland 3 Bedrooms, 3½ BatHs $699,000 stunning contemporary on a lush lot w/ pool. sophisticated kitchen, screened porch & guest house.
2026 ann avenue | soutH city 4 Bedrooms, 3½ BatHs $284,500 Fabulous rehab wood floors, granite countertops & stainless appliances. master bedrooms suite.
232 n. kingsHigHway Blvd. | central west end cHase Park Plaza #1401 $569,000 designer decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with fabulous views, luxury finishes & 1st class amenities.
#3 sunnymeade | ladue 4 Bedrooms, 3 BatHs $519,000 Updated, light-filled cottage on nearly a half-acre lot. den opens to back deck. finished lower level. 2-c gar.
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6404 cates ave. #4west | university city 2 Bedrooms, 2 BatHs $269,900 Those seeking an urban lifestyle in St. Louis find refuge in the U City loop. Top floor condo can’t be beat.
1416 BenBusH drive | Parkway central 4 Bedrooms, 3 BatHs $249,900 Beautifully remodeled ranch with updated kitchen & baths. finished lower level. Patio & fenced yard.
226 soutH forest ave. | weBster groves 4 Bedrooms, 3½ BatHs $504,750 spacious home on private half-acre lot. finished lower level with wet bar, bath & office. Large deck.
4928 BuckingHam #2e | central west end 3 Bedrooms, 1½ BatHs $249,000 lovely, sophisticated, & spacious condo tucked away on private street right-in-the-heart of cwe.
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HOMEWORK] DEAR HOMEWORK,
Our home is more than 115 years old. The landscaping in front has been removed and the lines of the house are sharp. We would like to make our home more welcoming and also improve the water run-off to steer it away from the foundation. The house faces north, with a curved sidewalk from the circle drive at left to the front steps. We would appreciate your suggestions. ———CLEAN SLATE WITHOUT CLEAR DIRECTION AFTER
DEAR CLEAN SLATE,
As far as re-landscaping goes, I suggest the following: since the architecture is symmetrical, your landscaping should be as well. Considering our six months of winter, evergreens should figure prominently in your design. Allow mature plantings to hide only that which needs to be hidden. Plant a balance of vertical and horizontal shapes. Plan for all the plants to grow together, connected to present a unified composition. Beyond landscaping, I would point out that originally, your house probably looked quite different from what we see today. I have drawn it to suggest some of the Queen Anne/shingle style detailing that has been removed and replaced with an unconvincing wash of weak Colonial details. I do this because I think that many people would find the original character more welcoming and appealing. That said, I think your house has a handsome and honest charm that only needs some supporting landscape additions to really shine through. Hope this clarifies your direction, ———HOMEWORK
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620 West Polo Drive | Clayton ~ $2,050,000 Renovated for today’s lifestyle and situated on approximately .89 acres with a pool and backing to the common ground and former polo field in the prestigious Polo neighborhood, this outstanding 4-bedroom home offers an updated gourmet kitchen and vaulted hearth room addition – perfect for family living as well as entertaining.
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15400 TimPaige drive ~ cHeSTerField ~ $2,500,000
Magnificent contemporary estate on 3 private gated acres. Boasting 10,000 total square feet, pool, ponds, waterfall & 3 decks. NEW LISTINGS 620 WEST POLO DRIVE ~ OPEN SUNDAY 1-3
$2,050,000 Renovated for today’s lifestyle! 6,199SF, 4BR, updated kit. & master, hearth room addition, pool.
319 NORTH TAYLOR AVENUE
$369,000 2BR/2BA gut rehab condo in heart of CWE, maple cabinets, stainless, granite countertops, hardwoods.
200 SOUTH BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD, #5B
$224,900 Easy living in a popular Clayton condo tower overlooking Shaw Park. 2BR/1.5BA and 24hr. doorman.
CLAYTON / RICHMOND HEIGHTS 9 CARRSWOLD DRIVE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
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33 DROMARA ROAD
$2,295,000 5-acre Ladue est. 4BR/7BA/7,000SF. Pool, pool house.
30 DEERFIELD TERRACE
2069 SOUTH MASON ROAD
$799,000 Prestigious residential 4.5+ acre building site in Town & Country, could be subdivided to 2 lots.
24 MUIRFIELD LANE
121 LADUEMONT DRIVE
$3,349,900 Functional & luxurious. 10,000SF, 4-car garage.
135 NORTH FORSYTH BOULEVARD
9710 & 9714 LITzSINGER ROAD
$449,500 Charming condo-style Ladue home featuring 2BR/2F2H baths. Close to Clayton & all it offers!
$1,750,000 2 lots totaling 4.74 acres in heart of Ladue, backing to Old Warson Country Club. $1,749,000 Ladue home, completely renovated, 4BR/6BA on 1.76 acres with pool and pool house.
150 CARONDELET PLAzA, UNIT 402
10040 LITzSINGER ROAD ~ UNDER CONTRACT
HUNTLEIGH / FRONTENAC 3 BRIDLE LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$1,699,000 Gorgeous home on 3 acres. 5,476SF, 4+BR/5BA with a pool, patio, terrace & gardens.
$2,275,000 Custom 8-year-old Frontenac 1.5 story. 5BR/8BA/8,500SF including fin. LL. Ladue schools.
7420 WYDOWN BOULEVARD ~ UNDER CONTRACT
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5 SqUIRES LANE
$1,499,000 Equestrian property on 3+ acres in Ladue. Miles of bridle trails. 2 stall barn, 4BR, 4full/2 half BA.
LADUE / CREVE COEUR/ OLIVETTE 3 SAINT ANDREWS DRIVE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$1,495,000 Newer Ladue home, 10,284SF, finished LL, 5BR, main floor master suite, 3-car garage, 1+ acre.
$825,000 5 bedrooms /7 baths. Finished walk-out lower level. Unique floor plan with 2 main-level bedrooms.
9760 OLD WARSON ROAD
8 MAYFAIR ROAD ~ OPEN SUNDAY 1-3
$1,150,000 Lovely 1.5-story home, 4,200+SF on very private 1.65 acre lot, boasts 4BR and 3F/2H baths.
TOWN & COUNTRY/ CHESTERFIELD 15400 TIMPAIGE DRIVE
9810 OLD WARSON ROAD
$1,149,000 Turnkey Ladue classic w/4,500SF on 1 acre. 4BR/5BA. Updated & expanded with pool.
408 SOUTH WARSON ROAD
$1,089,000 Harris Armstrong treasure, this masterpiece is on 3 rolling acres in the heart of Ladue.
$3,699,000 Maritz & Young masterpiece. 10,000+SF on 2 manicured acres in St. Louis Country Club grounds. $2,900,000 A state-of-the-art smart home, 7BR/8BA. Updated and distinctively decorated for luxury living. $2,599,900 Across from Old Warson CC, 8,500SF+. 2009 Higginbotham rehab, Gour. kit. Pool, poolhouse. $2,499,000 8,700SF Ladue mansion, almost 3 acres. 5BR/6.5BA pool, reflecting pond, 5-car garage.
11223 HUNTERS POND LANE
$2,399,000 Johnson-built home in Ladue. 6BR/7BA, 1+ acre with pool and hillside waterfall.
26 CLERMONT LANE
$2,395,000 Totally renovated 7,000+ square foot home on 1.8 acres, brand new pool and pool house.
4 HACIENDA DRIVE ~ UNDER CONTRACT 9999 LITzSINGER ROAD
CENTRAL WEST END / DEMUN 51 WESTMORELAND PLACE
$2,295,000 Historic manse restored to its original splendor! Beautiful entry 8BR/7BA, pool.
SAINT LOUIS COUNTY 7250 CHRISTOPHER DRIVE ~ UNDER CONTRACT $550,000 Spectacular river views from this bluff home on 1.9 acres. One of only 6 owning right up to the river.
3015 PROVINCETOWN COURT ~ UNDER CONTRACT $299,000 Hard-to-find 2,488SF, great room ranch in Oakville w/3-car garage on private lot backing to trees.
527 WINDY HILL ACRES LANE
$259,000 2-story 4BR/2.5BA, 3-car garage on cul-de-sac.
11218 TUREEN DRIVE
$995,000 Functional and updated. Expanded Town & Country home. 5BR, 6,500 SF.
$365,000 4 bedroom atrium ranch on large corner lot in Forest Ridge Trails. Finished walk out LL with fireplace.
$1,640,000 8.2 acres with main house, service house, 6-stall stable and expansive pastures.
$1,289,000 Refined executive home in Barrington Place. 5BR/6BA. 4,740SF, pool. Walkout fin. LL. In-law suite.
BALLWIN 842 TIMBER GLEN LANE
1000 WEIDMAN ROAD
12318 BOOTHBAY COURT
$699,000 5BR. Ladue Schools. 3,400SF. Pool, pool house.
106 OAKWOOD AVENUE ~ OPEN SUN 2-4
$162,900 New Price Webster cottage, 2BR/1BA, maple cabinets and hardwood floors.
$2,500,000 Magnificent contemporary estate on 3 private gated acres. 10,000SF, pool, ponds, waterfall & 3 decks.
$1,499,000 4BR Colonial on 6+ secluded acres, manicured lawn, pool and guest cottage.
$699,000 Spacious 2 story, quiet cul-de-sac. 5BR/7BA, in-ground pool, sunroom, sauna & 3-car garage.
$675,000 2 story Jenkins/Berkley-built home with 3,000+SF, 4BR/2F2H baths & finished LL.
1126 BELLA VISTA DRIVE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
108 NORTH MOSLEY ROAD
$799,000 Traditional 2 story home in Ladue schools. 5BR/4BA on almost an acre with pool and pool house.
KIRKWOOD / DES PERES / WEBSTER 750 HAVENWOOD CIRCLE DRIVE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$1,990,000 The last of the Bernoudys. 7,200SF, pool, spa, & terraces on 3.2 acres. Main level living at its finest.
$777,000 Charming 4BR/3.5BA Colonial. Walking distance to Wydown Boulevard hotspots.
1 PILLSBURY PLACE
$5,750,000 Exceptional estate w/ exceptional views atop the Bluffs of St. Albans. 10,000+SF of living space.
18 DARYL LANE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
$1,450,000 Style & sophistication in this beautiful newer home. Convenient location, walk to shops, restaurants. $799,000 2BR/2.5BA Spacious, light filled 2,421 square feet, corner unit with east/north exposure.
SAINT ALBANS 2271 TALON COURT
5 NASSAU DRIVE
$397,000 Level, park like 3/4 acre in heart of Ladue. 3BR/2.5BA, walk to Ladue schools, dining & shopping.
208 LANCASTER DRIVE ~ UNDER CONTRACT
805 FAIRFIELD LAKE DRIVE
$369,900 3 bedroom, 3 bath atrium ranch condo. Walk out lower level, steps from the pool.
$459,000 Renovated ranch, 2,818SF, 4BR/3.5BA, updated kitchen & master bath, finished lower level.
$1,825,000 3-year-old Rehnquist-built home on a private cul-de-sac off Ladue’s Gold Coast, Litzsinger Road.
$1,999,000 Not your typical Clayton Gardens home! Old world charm, 4BR/6BA, finished LL.
$799,000 Breathtaking views of the 12th hole of Bellerive CC, 4BR/2.5BA home has unlimited potential.
15507 JOST CIRCLE
7729 BOARDWALK TOWER CIRCLE
$124,900 Beautiful end unit in Winghaven. 2BR/2.5BA, loft, new carpet, many upgrades! Walk to the Boardwalk!
12116 CARBERRY PLACE
1366 HAMPTON ROAD
$114,900 3BR/2.5BA move-in ready condo with recent updates. Low-maintenance & conveniently located!
9 FORDYCE MANOR
4191 DOMENICO COURT
$99,000 Charming 2BR/1BA ranch w/open floor plan, eat-in kitchen. New roof, lots of storage, great location.
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PaRkway west l $384,900 1212 De noailles Drive 10 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Susan Hurley 314.308.6636
wilDwooD l $97,500 123 imperial crown way, unit a 5 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Susan Hurley 314.308.6636
laDue l $800,000 9960 Holliston court 8 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths May Reay 314.983.2127 Mary Desloge 314.983.2128
cReve coeuR l $199,900 13101 Mill crossing court, unit 302 4 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Susan Hurley 314.308.6636
laDue l $790,000 12 Brazillian court 11 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Peggy Dozier 314.983.2206
saint louis l $182,900 5645 Reber Place 6 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Susan Hurley 314.308.6636
fRontenac l $899,900 20 Georgian acres 11 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 3 full and 2 Half Baths Peggy Dozier 314.983.2206
cReve coeuR l $129,000 1010 thoreau court, unit 204 3 Rooms, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths David Joyner 314.308.0216
laDue l $2,295,000 6 vista Brook lane Rooms, Bedrooms, Baths Sandy Coburn 314.983.2507 David Joyner 314.308.0216
RicHMonD HeiGHts l $299,000 1009 s. Mcknight Road 8 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths Megan Holekamp 314.703.1415 Tricia Kolbrener 314.504.5564
fRontenac l $945,000 5 frontenac estates 12 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 4 full and 2 Half Baths Laura Donovan 314.983.2181 Kathleen Lovett 314.983.2200
cReve coeuR l $665,000 9833 countryshire Place 10 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2 full and 2 Half Baths Gai Lowell 314.983.2204 Marianne Galt 314.983.2145
RicHMonD HeiGHts l $995,000 1178 Hampton Park 10 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 3 full and 1 Half Baths Gai Lowell 314.983.2204 Marianne Galt 314.983.2145
waRson wooDs l $559,000 1119 north Drive 11 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Susan Holden 314.983.2210
clayton l $224,900 900 south Hanley Road, unit 7e 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Susan Holden 314.983.2210
Rock Hill l $269,000 1202 kortwright avenue 6 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Duncan Andrews 314.307.1737
clayton l $1,269,000 733 Middle Polo Drive 11 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 4 full and 2 Half Baths Jody Fancher 314.780.5700 Kathy Bussmann 314.983.2122
Pevely l $469,000 916 Bluff Road 8.8 acres Kathy Driscoll
laDue l $795,000 51 Briarcliff 11 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Kathy Driscoll 314.983.2218
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FRONTENAC $450,000 1100 South Spoede Road 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
CLAYTON $539,000 8014 Pershing Avenue 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths NEW LISTING
CREvE COEUR I $1,399,000 7 Spoede Lane 6 Bedrooms, 4 Full and 3 Half Baths NEW LISTING
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LADUE I $789,000 1 Exmoor 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths NEW LISTING
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A sofa or chair can be much more than a place to sit. It can be a work of art, an expression of personal style or a design focal point. Of course, furniture needs to be functional, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. We checked in with some top local furniture retailers and designers on the latest trends: PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT
PHOTO COURTESY OF ROCKET CENTURY
The clean lines and minimalist style of mid-century modern furniture is making a comeback. “Contemporary designers have embraced the mid-century modern aesthetic as a way to show great modern simplicity in a timeless way,” says Kristina Starr, owner of Rocket Century fine mid-century furnishings. “Choosing well-designed key vintage pieces is a way to get both great structural quality and incredible design.”
PHOTO COURTESY OF BUNGALOW 5
Many popular furniture makers are designing collections with an Asian influence, incorporating the simple, modern lines and rich woods often found in Japanese furniture, as well as the bamboo look and more ornate decorative elements of Chinoiserie. A three-drawer Berkeley Brickfront chest with ring pulls from Bungalow 5 shows the Japanese influence paired with a bamboo-look Chloe Mirror.
BY AMY BURGER
Much of today’s versatile furniture does double-duty with hidden storage, such as a stylish ottoman from Expressions that exemplifies form and function at their best. The interior is cedar-lined, making it perfect for storing anything from clothes and blankets to toys and books.
PHOTO COURTESY OF EXPRESSIONS FURNITURE
For furniture that is truly a work of art, incorporate handcrafted pieces, like a red oak dining table with custom bent-steel base made by local furniture designer and woodworker David Stine for St. Louis chef/restaurateur Gerard Craft. “Gerard knew what he wanted—local, sustainably harvested wood for his three main dining tables—and he loved the idea of having a local woodworker make them,” Stine says. PHOTO
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PHOTO COURTESY OF EDWIN PEPPER INTERIORS
The large, overstuffed furniture that was popular a decade ago is being replaced by smaller-scale furniture that fits better in cozier spaces and doesn’t overpower a room. The scaled-down furnishings in an eclectically designed space by Edwin Pepper Interiors are accented with contrasting pillows and tasteful accessories. Custom draperies add warmth and design to this intimate setting.
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Beautifully updated and appointed Higginbothambuilt custom home, situated on a level acre of lavishly landscaped grounds at the end of cul-de-sac. It is located in Muirfield subdivision that stretches along the northeast side of The Bellerive Country Club.
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Furnishings ‘wrapped’ in leather, grass cloth and other natural materials are an unexpected way to inject your room with texture and detail, as in this stool/side table from Savvy Surroundings Style constructed of iron and hand-wrapped with rope. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAVVY SURROUNDINGS STYLE
PHOTO COURTESY OF PHILIP DURHAM)
Custom furniture incorporating repurposed objects provides a one-of-a-kind look, as well as a conversation piece. Local architect and furniture designer Philip Durham paired an old joist found in his office building during renovation with Douglas Fir and tempered glass to make a custom coffee table. “The concept was to use this example of 1800s’ craftsmanship and marry it with modern woodworking to create a modern piece imbued with the history of the building,” he says.
When it comes to upholstery, “Geometric patterns and stripes allow the average person to incorporate pattern into room design without being too overbearing,” says Mary Beth Leritz, manager of LuLu Belles Fabrics. “Most geometric designs and stripes today consist of two to three colors, with enough emphasis to make a subtle but bold statement.”
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AWD, automatic, tan leather,
$8,490 2005 Honda Accord
Low miles, automatic, one owner, sunroof, rear window wiper/washer/ defroster, power windows and locks.
sunroof, cold weather package, heated seats, power seats with memory.
$19,990 2010 Mazda 6
Only 30,834 miles, remote keyless illuminated entry, power windows and satellite radio.
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2006 Ford Focus
Local one owner, low miles, manual, terracotta leather, 19â€? sport aluminum wheels, heated seats, 6 CD, LED lights.
One owner, manual, 27k, prem. plus pkg, nav, rear park aid, heated seats, HID lights, Bluetooth, back-up camera, MP3, sat. radio.
$21,990 2006 Nissan 350Z
2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S $59,990
Low miles, gray leather, sunroof, heated seats, cold weather package, prem. package, memory seats and fog lights (blue).
AWD, 24k miles, nav, sunroof, leather heat/ cool seats, sat. radio, Bluetooth,USB,18â€? alloy
2009 Infiniti G37
2009 BMW 328i | $21,590
BARRETT STATION ROAD
13980 Manchester Road
One owner, automatic, power windows and locks, steering wheel controls, keyless entry.
Come visit us in West County at 13980 Manchester Road in Manchester 63011
Published on Jul 23, 2013
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