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[ letter from the editor ] There’s something about Halloween that defies age. Sure, it’s every child’s favorite day of the year, but most adults fall under its spell, too. Nevermind that my kids are all grown and gone, I still look forward to the day (and not only because I get the leftover candy, honest). I think it’s because this is one holiday that is truly carefree. The biggest decision you have to make is, Snickers or Milky Way? And this day always brings back memories of Halloweens past (way past). Who doesn’t remember lugging bags so full of treats you had to divide the loot and make two trips home? Or the Halloweens when rain-soaked bags broke, and you faced the greatest challenge of your young life: how to get your scattered swag home intact. Grown-up Halloweens were fun, too. In our neighborhood, the husbands took the kids door to door, while the wives sat in the cul-de-sac together, sipping wine and handing out candy. I no longer live on a cul-de-sac, but I still look forward to handing candy to all the little ghosties and goblins and just don’t understand people who turn off their lights and leave on Halloween. I realize the candy isn’t good for them—and that after a day or two their moms will find a creative way to ‘donate’ the rest of it. But I want to help today’s little ones make their Halloween memories.
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OCTOBER 31, 2012
Celebrating 100 years
The Wilson School
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The Wilson School, for students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. The school, located at 400 DeMun Ave. in Clayton, holds an open house Nov. 10. For more information, call 314.725.4999 or visit wilsonschool.com. Cover courtesy of the wilson school
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Zombies were reportedly on the loose recently, harassing runners during a 5K run at Castlewood State Park in Ballwin and then a week later at Queeny Park. First too many deer in West County, now zombies? Witnesses confirmed that they couldn’t have been real zombies. This close to the much-feared Zombie Apocalypse, practically everyone knows that the undead eat brains, and all these zombies tried to do was grab the flags attached by Velcro to the runners, which resulted in a time penalty. The runs were all in good fun, and many runners came in costume to support St. Louis BackStoppers, an organization that benefits families of police officers, firefighters and EMTs killed or critically injured in the line of duty. This story from the new Crazy Bowls & Wraps restaurant on Chesterfield Airport Road can be described in one word: crazy. A man burst in through a side door of the restaurant in the late morning on Oct. 20 and demanded money. He fired one shot before escaping through the same door. No one was hurt. Television reports did not mention whether he managed to flee with any loot. Why enter a restaurant that nobody really knows about yet, a good hour before any lunch proceeds have been collected, and demand money? And if you’re going to act like a Wild West bandit and fire one shot indiscriminately, why do so without yelling Yee-haw! at the very least? For the ladies who lunch, have difficulty choosing between the Chanels and the Choos, and get their hair done— but not necessarily in that order— this just in: Dominic Michael Salon
is moving. But not very far. The salon is moving only a few blocks, to the shopping center on Ladue Road that was once home to Wild Oats. Redevelopment is afoot in the building the salon has called home for years, at 8220 Forsyth Blvd., in Clayton. Salon manager Rayna Miller says Dominic thinks the move will probably happen sometime between the first of the year and April. Leisa Zigman, K S D K - T V investigative reporter who was honored as St. Louis Media Club’s 2012 Media Person of the Year at a recent downtown gala, is well-heeled. And she was roasted by colleagues and friends alike for her taste in fine—read: expensive, designer—footwear. High-powered, successful, elegant women are easy targets for their love of stilettos, sandals and slingbacks, plus the handbags to match. Zigman et al must have been in heaven last week when Saks Fifth Avenue at Plaza Frontenac provided the first peek at its redesigned, expanded shoe salon that has added several designers to the Gucci, Chanel, Jimmy Choo and Ferragamo kicks it already carried: Manolo Blahnik and Miu Miu, to name only two. The store also has added Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander McQueen to its handbag line. At 1.3 square miles, Glendale is one of the smallest towns we talk about. Nestled between Kirkwood and Webster Groves, it’s much less populous (5,925 at the 2010 Census) and younger than either. This municipal upstart was founded in 1912, and since everybody loves a parade, they had one at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 to celebrate the centennial of this
desirable chunk of real estate. Suffice it to say, it wasn’t as big as any to celebrate the fall fortunes of the Redbirds (sigh) in recent years. At 10:20 a.m., just a few folks were sprinkled here and there along Sappington Road, and we found just one yard sign that said ‘Happy 100th Birthday, Glendale!’ The mayor and his bride were parade-worthy, at least: Hizzoner Richard Magee and the missus took to the street on a bicycle built for two. ‘Reprehensible’ is one of the nicest words that comes to mind when trying to describe Westboro Baptist Church, notorious for picketing events ranging from soldier funerals to anything that smacks of support for homosexuals. Our towns have been particularly vocal when Westboro comes to town, most recently when members showed up to protest a production of The Laramie Project by theater students at Maplewood-Richmond Heights High. The play is about the 1998 murder of a gay student in Laramie, Wyo. Hundreds of people showed up to counter the hateful messages Westboro members brought. But the overall mood was one of acceptance and love. One sign read: ‘If God Hates Gays, How Come They Are So Cute?’ Halloween season, which has been going on for weeks already at Johnnie Brock’s and dozens of haunted houses, may officially peak tonight. But it probably will continue awhile in Dogtown. If you’re tapped out from the expensive costume and all that partying after tonight, get back in the spirit with a drive past 6155 W. Park. If you care to tarry, they’re all there: Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, a bona fide
casket with undead occupant on the rise, and enough skulls and stray body parts to freak out even the most inveterate horror-flick fan. The homeowner—who spends weeks on the elaborate display—has stopped counting at 500 visitors. He hasn’t weighed the candy, although it can be a couple car trunkloads’ worth for him to hand out, to the very last M&M. U. City has put $260,000 where its mouth is, approving the hire of four additional police officers. The measure passed Oct. 22 by a vote of 6-1. Charles Adams, U. City’s police chief, says the department presently has 73 sworn officers, two shy of its previously authorized level of 75. He said the city’s decision has raised the staffing ceiling by four, to 79 personnel. The additional two officers should be on board before the end of the fiscal year, city officials say. Although U. City has experienced a drop this year in several crime categories, there have been five murders. Studies show that a more obvious police presence can be a deterrent. Anyone miserable that they missed Les Misérables, for which the final curtain at the Fox has come down, may find solace in finding out that the Rep’s production of Clybourne Park has been extended through Nov. 18. Inspired by A Raisin in the Sun, this award-winning play—the 2011 Pulitzer, 2011 Olivier and 2012 Tony— continues the story both in its original setting and 50 years later, in 2009. The characters are different, but the racial tension remains palpable, the social politics unresolved … have things changed all that much? This is a can’tmiss production—so don’t.
[ TT Trivia ] Practically a freebie for any woman who shops at Plaza Frontenac, what color makes the soles of Christian Louboutin shoes so distinctive?
The first correct email answer we receive at email@example.com will win an exclusive Town & Style tote bag or apron! Last issue’s answer | Horton Watkins was vice president of International Shoe. After his death in 1949, his family donated 28 acres on South Warson Road for a new high school in Ladue.
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As every parent and teacher knows, there’s a fine line between nurturing children and pampering them, between instilling discipline and inhibiting creativity. Educators at The Wilson School are familiar with that line, and they know how to navigate the territory between encouragement and indulgence. “Our teachers combine classic and innovative methods with a productive, nurturing environment—and Wilson has been doing it that way for 100 years,” says head of school Thad Falkner. “We stress self-discipline, responsibility and respect for differing points of view, but we also value individuality. We take a cooperative, problem-solving approach to the learning process, urging young people to ask questions and think critically.” The school building, renovated after a fire last spring, was originally constructed in 1916, but classrooms and labs are stocked with the latest iPads and other technology. “We’ve added 4,000 square feet, expanding the library and foreign language rooms and adding a multidisciplinary ‘innovation room’ for collaborative projects,” Falkner says. “The space includes interactive video-conferencing and virtual field trip capabilities that allow students to ‘visit’ museums and interview experts all over the world.” Prospective parents can tour the school and meet teachers at a Nov. 10 open house. Established in 1913, Wilson is for students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. “We prepare kids for success in a rapidly changing world by providing a rigorous curriculum and unique academic experiences that create a love of learning,” Falkner says. “Yes, our kids use cutting-edge technology and social media, but they also learn how to read and write fluently, solve math problems without a calculator, and think and reason at a high level.” Ongoing partnerships with the Saint Louis Zoo, The Writing Center at Washington University, and other
institutions and organizations provide additional educational opportunities. The school also supports professional development and training for faculty. “We want everyone here, students and teachers, to stay excited about learning,” he says. Wilson students consistently rank in the top 10th percentile nationally and enjoy excellent Wilson students have access to the latest technology. secondary school placement, photo courtesy of The Wilson School Falkner notes. Enrollment stands at approximately 190, with a student-teacher ratio of 8-to-1. “We value children as unique individuals, but we don’t believe in sheltering them,” he says. “We expose them to issues and current events, but always in the context of a safe, nurturing environment. This is a productive, positive place. Because our kids are comfortable here and confident in their problem-solving abilities, they’re able to take risks and face challenges with optimism.” The school’s longtime motto, ‘Make your mark a good one,’ remains relevant. “At the end of the day, academic and career success are only part of the equation,” Falkner says. “As we head into our second century of excellence, we resolve to keep encouraging joyful, lifelong learning and a deep commitment to the welfare of others. We want to instill a strong sense of purpose in our students while inspiring them to hang on to their sense of wonder. Isn’t that every dedicated educator’s ultimate goal?”
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[ North County Graffiti ] When Craig Kaintz of Chesterfield and Bill Kasalko of the Central West End met in 1980, they discovered they had both grown up on the same block in North County, six houses apart. They became fast friends and talked about their roots whenever they got together. Reminiscing about their favorite drive-ins, amusement parks and other 1950s-through-’70s haunts inspired them to collaborate on Cruizin’ North County, a 2008 book that sold more than 7,000 copies. Their new book, Let’s Go Cruizin’ Again, features yearbook photos from 21 area high schools, recipes from popular North County restaurants, and other nostalgic treats.
[ Family Guys ] Ladue High School alum Jim Hirsch (’65) had an extra reason to be proud when a film he co-produced, Least Among Saints, premiered recently at Chase Park Plaza Cinemas. Hirsch’s son, Charlie, wrote the film’s theme song, Beaten Up and Broken Down, which plays over the closing credits. Hirsch, who now lives in California, has been married to fellow Ladue grad Judy Kublin for 42 years. His production company, Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment, also produced CBS’ Nash Bridges and HBO’s Rome. Least Among Saints, about a tormented war veteran who cares for a 10-year-old boy after his mother dies of a drug overdose, is truly a family affair: It was written and directed by Martin Papazian, the son of Hirsch’s longtime business partner. Papazian also plays the lead role in the film, which features Laura San Giacomo and Charles Dutton.
[ Kudos ] Congratulations to Marie Davis, who recently marked 15 years as head of the Greater Missouri/ Southern Illinois Chapter of JDRF. Under Davis’ leadership, local foundation staff have developed programs that are now the basis of outreach activities in more than 80 national JDRF chapters.
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[ Generous Gift ] Louis and Evelyn Cohen of Clayton have established an endowment in their names to provide food for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. The couple hopes their gift, made through the Jewish Community Foundation, inspires others to feed the hungry. The pantry serves 5,000 clients a month.
[ Independence Day ] Independent radio station 88.1 KDHX recently celebrated 25 years of bringing diverse music, viewpoints, and cultural and public affairs programming to local audiences. The station and its fans enjoyed a birthday bash at Schlafly Bottleworks.
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[ Politicians claim gas prices have doubled in four years. Have they? According to Dennis Woodard of Woodard’s BP Automotive on Forsyth Boulevard in University City, a gallon of regular unleaded cost between $3.49 and $1.47 in October and November 2008. As of press time, Woodard was charging $3.39. ]
McDowell came to St. Louis in 1840 to head up Missouri Medical College. People claimed he stole corpses from graves. Tour guides at Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal still insist McDowell tried to preserve his dead daughter’s body in an alcohol-filled brass cylinder inside the cave. McDowell is portrayed as a vampire in the 2010 novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. FYI: his medical college merged into the Washington University School of Medicine in 1891. ]
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[ This Halloween, can you recall a scarier St. Louisan than Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell?
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[ Rock star John Taylor’s new memoir, In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran, reveals how his hit 1984 single The Wild Boys was named for the novel by the late St. Louisan William S. Burroughs. Taylor has another local connection: Gina Fusco of Maplewood, currently a concierge at The Private Residences at the Chase Park Plaza, was the nanny for Taylor’s daughter in the mid-1990s. ]
[ This month, we lost Town & Country’s Jamie Cannon, founder of Jamie Cannon Associates and former president of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The day before he died, I happened upon advice he wrote to young architects in 2007: “Become an expert at something. It’s not all that difficult, and the career payoff can be huge.... Never, never let somebody outwork you!... Make sure you make time for both your spouse and your children. If you don’t, one day you’ll regret it and you can’t make up the years.” How true. ]
[ During the Cardinals-Giants playoff series, I caught up with San Francisco Chronicle columnist Bruce Jenkins to discuss his father Gordon, a top composer and arranger during the 1940s and 1950s. Gordon Jenkins arranged Frank Sinatra’s It Was a Very Good Year and Nat King Cole’s When I Fall in Love. He also wrote Goodbye, which ended every Benny Goodman concert. Gordon Jenkins grew up in Webster Groves on Plant Avenue. ] OCTOBER 31, 2012
Hammer by joan berkman
Q: I’m a small-business owner and allow customers to enter my shop
through the back door, but they keep leaving it open and my utility bills have sky-rocketed. With the rise in crime these days, I think it should be locked, but customers really want an ‘open door’ policy. ——Worried in Wentzville A: As a business owner, you need to watch your bottom line and provide site security. A couple of suggestions: first, install a self-closing mechanism on the back door. This should help control heating and cooling costs. In addition, get a doorbell and a security camera (to see who’s knocking). Need a more economical solution? Notify clients by phone or email explaining that in order to enhance security and improve energy efficiency, the back door will now be locked. However, clients with special needs can call ahead so staff can open the door and assist them into the shop. Finally, post a sign about the new safety and energy-saving policy at the back door and front desk. Naysayers will admire your effort to go green.
Q: What can I do about a co-worker in the adjoining room who talks very loudly? Technically, she’s not in my space, but I have to close the door every time she is the office—and I can still hear her! ——Needing Peace and Quiet in Ballwin
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A: You could put your ear buds on and listen to your iPod faves to drown out her voice, but consider a more direct approach by letting her know that when she’s speaking to someone in her office or talking on the phone—even with the door closed—you can overhear nearly everything she’s saying, adding: “I thought you might want to know.” Hopefully, she will take your advice and lower her voice. If that doesn’t work, put your ear buds back on! Q: I can’t believe I have to ask this question, but could you please address the etiquette of clipping your nails at the office? I have a colleague who clips his nails during meetings—even leaving his clippings on the conference table! ——Grossed Out in Wildwood A: Unbelievable! I did a little research and discovered there are many others trying to deal with this gross behavior at the office. My advice? Ask a supervisor to send a memo to coworkers stating, “It would be appreciated if personal hygiene performed at the office— flossing and hair or nail clipping—be confined to restroom areas only.” If the supervisor issues the memo, you won’t be the bad guy. And, if the note mentions several types of hygiene, the nail clipper won’t feel singled out. If the problem persists, you might directly approach your colleague about the matter. Otherwise, you know what to give him for the holidays. Hope he enjoys his mani!
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receive the 2012 Leon Neuman Distinguished Service Award in honor of the Foundation’s most enduring board member and event founder. Mr. Pittenger is a board member whose generosity and volunteer service over the past seven years has produced significant results in sponsorship, personal donations, in-kind donations and team fundraising dollars.
John P. Atkinson, MD, our 2012 Research/Medical Hero, will briefly share with the audience his excitement over recent research breakthroughs. For more than 60+ years the Arthritis Foundation has been committed to funding ambitious and promising research programs, much of which is being done right here in the St Louis area.
Arlen Harris, our 2012 Sports Hero will share his story of how arthritis affected his career as a former NFL running back with the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, and the Atlanta Falcons. One in five adults will be troubled with arthritis during their lifetime, two-thirds of whom will be under the age of 65, including 300,000 children.
John Yates, our 2012 Volunteer Hero serves on the local Juvenile Arthritis Committee and just recently served as the Co-Chair of children’s programing for the National Juvenile Arthritis Conference held in St. Louis this past July. Volunteers are pivotal to delivering successful programs achieving the Arthritis Foundation’s goals.
Des Peres Hospital, our 2012 Corporate Hero, along with other generous sponsors provide the support needed to help the Arthritis Foundation deliver life-changing programs to those living with the disease, and to their family members who provide care for them day after day.
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at the screen in front of the classroom. Halfway around the world, another group of fourth graders in France wave back. Together, these international students sing songs, create art and share what they learned that day—all in French. “Speaking in another language to each other makes it real for them,” says Sister Lucie Nordmann, head of Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School. Established in 1929, the school in Frontenac sits on 60 acres of lush wooded campus. Oak Hill is a coed lower school from junior kindergarten to sixth grade, and Villa Duchesne is an all-girls upper school from seventh to 12th grades. As a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill are connected to nearly 100 schools worldwide—a resource Nordmann says the schools take full advantage of. “We realized very clearly the reality of our global community is changing dramatically,” Nordmann says. “We need to approach their learning in a new and innovative way. We are preparing our young people not only for careers in today’s world, but also for careers that may not even exist yet.” The regular Skype sessions with children from Sacred Heart schools around the world are just part of the global education program at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School. The curriculum has a national and global outlook, from studying South American rainforests to French language and culture. Recently, Nordmann says, the kindergarten class learned about plant life cycles by growing pumpkin seeds. To better understand how temperature affects their seedlings, they reached out to schools in warmer climates. “Whatever we’re teaching has multiple layers,” she says. “Our kindergartners sent some of their plants to Sacred Heart schools in Miami and New Orleans so they would survive the winter. And our fourth graders do an annual art exchange with students in Taiwan using Skype.” As they get older, students at Villa Duchesne have the chance to experience other cultures firsthand through the school’s global exchange program. Nordmann, says Villa girls have studied at Sacred Heart schools in Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere. These schools send students to the U.S., as well, so in St. Louis students get to know other girls from all corners of the world. “Our girls come back with a much deeper appreciation for what they take for granted in their own lives,” Nordmann says. “Sacred Heart education in St. Louis is different, and yet it’s the same mission in Hungary, Japan or Taiwan.” By fostering international communication, Nordmann says children will not only learn how to do business in a increasingly connected world, but also respect other ways of life. “When we share and explain our experiences, we better understand cultures of others,” she says. “And the more we understand each other, the better chance we have for peace.” Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School will host an informational open house from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. The school is located at 801 S. Spoede Road. For more information, call 314.432.2021 or visit vdoh.org. Cover provided by villa duchesne and oak hill school
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Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) ]
9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3 for grades junior kindergarten (age 4) through grade 12 101 N. Warson Road | 314.993.5100 | micds.org
Community School ]
9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 | Monday with Matthew 9:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 900 Lay Road | 314.991.0005 | communityschool.com
Forsyth School ]
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 | Perspectives on Forsyth, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 6235 Wydown Blvd. | 314.726.4542 | forsythonline.com
St. Josephâ€™s Academy ]
Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
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Visitation Academy ]
Upper School Open House (grades 7 through 12) | Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 3020 N. Ballas Road | 314.625.9100 | visitationacademy.org
Ursuline Academy ]
Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
341 S. Sappington Road | 314.984.2882 | ursulinestl.org
Whitfield School ]
1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
175 S. Mason Road | 314.434.5141 | whitfieldschool.org
St. Louis University High School ]
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
4970 Oakland Ave. | 314.531.0330, ext. 2097 | sluh.org
Chaminade College Preparatory School ]
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
425 S. Lindbergh Blvd. | 314.993.4400 | chaminade-stl.org
John F. Kennedy Catholic High School ]
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
500 Woods Mill Road | 636.227.5900 | kennedycatholic.net
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School ]
Junior Kindergarten (age 3) through grade 12 | Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 801 S. Spoede Road | 314.810.3566 | vdoh.org
The Wilson School ]
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 | Presentation at 11:15 a.m. by Thad Falkner, Head of School 400 DeMun Ave. | 314.725.4999 | wilsonschool.com
Rossman School ]
9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 Junior kindergarten information meeting, 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 12660 Conway Road | 314.434.5877 | rossmanschool.org
Our Lady of the Pillar School ]
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 403 S. Lindbergh Blvd. | 314.993.3353 | olpillar.com
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1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013
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14000 Ladue Road | 314.469.7150 | chesterfieldmontessori.org
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Not many high school football players have actual play time on NFL turf. So when senior Ramon Alton ran through the tunnel at Edward Jones Dome with his Kirkwood Pioneers for the Great American Football Classic earlier this year, he savored every moment. “I felt like I was an NFL player,” the running back says. “They don’t just choose any team to play there. They choose teams that play with their hearts, and they believed in Kirkwood.” The victory against Summit is just one highlight of Kirkwood’s impressive undefeated season. So far, the 8-0 team has quashed all comers, and Alton’s lightening speed has been a vital asset. He recently set a new school record for all-time rushing yards at 2,318. Though he’s proud of his achievement, Alton already had another goal in mind. “My older brother called and said I’m nine touchdowns away from (Kirkwood alum and NFL player) Jeremy Maclin’s touchdown record,” he says. Alton attributes the Pioneers’ outstanding season to relentless repetition in practice and strong team leadership. “We try to make every play perfect. We go over plays again and again, even if we’re tired,” Alton says. “We give 110 percent in practice, and that’s how it is in the game. We talk each other up, let each other know You’re doing this right, keep it up, or tell them, You messed up, here’s how you fix it.” Football runs in the family; his older brother and father both played the game growing up and have been influential in his Alton’s own career. “My older brother always teaches me what to do on the field and off the field,” he says. “He always has me doing drills or running the ball to get better.” Alton is visiting colleges where he could play football, including Northwest Missouri State and Murray. “I would like to be a personal trainer and learn all about muscles and bones,” he says.
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Visitation’s ‘Fab Four’ lived up to their reputation at the recent class 1 girls state tennis championships in Springfield. The four seniors (Jocelyn Koester, Briana Menolascino, Jana Haikal and Marielle Newell) led their team to a 5-1 victory against Barstow, ending the season 18-1. Coach Annie Menees says these girls have been the heart of Visitation’s lineup since their freshman year. “Early in the season, they broke the state record for most consecutive wins by a team. The old record was 39, and we made it to 42,” she says. “They are an outstanding group of girls who work together to carry our team. They can always be counted upon to persevere with big wins in tight situations.” In addition to the team victory, Koester and Menolascino took the class 1 doubles title, defeating Clayton’s Connor Cassity and Caroline Greenberg 2-0. Menees says the girls’ complementary styles of play were their greatest asset on game day. “Jocelyn is a power player who dominates with her big serve and forehand,” she says. “Briana uses different spins and smart shot selection to develop points and find openings in the court.” Heading into state, Menees says it was important for the team to stay motivated, despite its success. “Our focus was to approach this season as a new year and not compare ourselves to previous years,” she says. “We wanted to stay hungry and never rest on our laurels.” Menees admits that the graduating seniors will leave a gap in the lineup—and leadership—next year, but she already has her eye on promising briana menolascino underclassmen. “We have built our success on great leadership from our senior class, but we have a lot of young talent, too,” she says. “Even after our seniors graduate, we have a great group of girls ready to step up and lead the team next year.”
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De Smet’s Austin Del Rosso didn’t let a little mud and rain get in his way at the Metro Catholic Conference cross-country meet. The junior blazed past the other runners on the slick course, clocking in at 16 minutes, 13 seconds. Del Rosso hopes to earn a place on the all-state team this year, but he’s also thinking long-term, setting his sights on a college scholarship and a marathon.
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I watched an elderly couple ballroom dancing at their granddaughter’s wedding recently. It was a beautiful display of synergy; they separated and then came back together seamlessly. They responded to cues that no one else could see. It looked so effortless, so smooth, so beautiful. This synergy comes about as a result of a thousand moments and memories together as a couple. Closeness at home becomes closeness on the dance floor. This same process holds true in all our relationships, including between parents and their children. I love watching parents engaged in the beautiful back and forth dance of affection with their infants. Mom coos, and the baby coos back. The baby giggles, and mom mimics her. Parents learn when to make eye contact and talk and when to turn away from an over-stimulated baby. Babies elicit responses from their parents as much as their parents elicit responses from them. Both partners learn when to lead and when to be led. When parents are in sync with their baby’s needs, it creates the template for all future relationships. Babies internalize that they are loved and important. Their sense of worth emerges from this relationship: I deserve to be loved, to have needs. Trust comes from having your needs met consistently and appropriately. Infants also feel a sense of competence from being such an active participant in the dance. This rhythm extends into the toddler years. A 2-year-old at a family gathering will sit on Dad’s lap looking scared, then push off to go explore the world with confidence that his parent will be there when he toddles back for reassurance. He learns the world is a safe place, and he has a secure home base for love and support. This dance of connection will continue to play out over the lifetime of our parenting. Fifth-graders embarrassed to have you walk them to the bus stop also want to cuddle with you while watching a movie. Teens who have an allergic reaction to being in the same room with you become that ‘little kid I used to know’ when you’re all together on family vacations. A typical college freshman leaving the nest wants parents to stay in the same house, in the same marriage, the same career, and stay by the phone in case they call. But don’t be upset if I don’t call. And oh, by the way, don’t change a thing in my bedroom! Hear that familiar push-pull in that statement? The trick is to allow enough space for your kids to develop independence, resilience and ambition, but also connect enough so that you can remain a loving, supportive influence. It’s a delicate dance for sure. And like our elderly dancers, it requires patience, communication and practice. 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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TNT ] The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by tony di martino Jean Cisco needed a morale boost. Cathy Herbert wanted to lose a few pounds. Both women accomplished their goals—and then some—by joining The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. “TNT is the world’s largest endurance sports training program, and the first with a charitable fundraising component,” says campaign director Rich Buckley of LLS Gateway Chapter. “We coach participants at every skill level to compete in marathons, triathlons, cycling or hiking events, and we pay for training, travel and accommodations. “It’s a great way to stay in shape, meet people and help fight against leukemia and other blood cancers.” LLS Gateway Chapter serves more than 5,000 patients and families annually. Nationwide, more than 500,000 TNT participants have raised over $1.3 billion for research and patient services since the program began in 1988, with LLS providing fundraising support and a personalized webpage for each athlete. “Anyone 16 or older can sign up, but corporate participants in particular tell us it’s a great team-building tool,” Buckley says. “Employees have fun together and get healthier; businesses benefit from happier, more energetic employees. The experience heightens loyalty because employees appreciate a company that supports their efforts. And everyone benefits from contributing to life-saving research.” Cisco and Herbert, employees at CenturyLink, joined the company’s corporate TNT team. After training together and running a half-marathon in San Diego last June, they became friends. “We ran with CenturyLink employees from all over the country, and raised $180,000 for LLS,” says Cisco, whose mother died of leukemia in 1990. “Now I feel like I can do anything, on the job and elsewhere. The joy of working together toward an important goal is habit-forming.” Herbert, who did not exercise regularly before, signed up to walk the 13.1-mile event. “But the TNT trainers got me into such great shape, I ran the whole way!” she recalls. “The incredible surge of self-confidence and team spirit I felt while competing with my colleagues has definitely had a positive impact on my job performance.” Upcoming events include the GO! St. Louis Marathon/Half-Marathon next April, the TriZou Triathlon in May, and a series of 5K races throughout spring 2013. “At first, all I wanted was to lose weight,” Herbert says. “But the more I trained and shared stories with my teammates about their loved ones who suffered from blood cancers, the more I saw it wasn’t about me; it’s about those who can’t run for themselves.” Cisco agrees. “I ran each mile for my mom and for everyone else’s mom or son or sister. It was so empowering! Together, we’ll keep running and biking and swimming until there are no more sad stories. TNT saves lives, one mile at a time.”
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by rebecca koenig The outfield isn’t the only thing green at Busch Stadium. Every Cardinals home game, volunteers scurry down the aisles during breaks in play, collecting empty plastic cups and bottles and depositing them in recycling bins. Up the street at the Edward Jones Dome, volunteers in green T-shirts gather plastics from fans in the stands when the Rams are in town. “People really appreciate it,” says volunteer Nancy Holzer. “They’re really grateful that someone is donating time.” She is one of many St. Louisans who resolved to help improve their communities by volunteering in 2012. Holzer got involved with the Rams’ Green Team and Cardinals’ 4 A Greener Game recycling programs last year, when she was the den leader of her younger son’s Cub Scout troop. Looking for opportunities to get the boys involved in community service, she inquired about volunteering with both teams and right away received invitations to participate. At Rams games, recycling volunteers work the stands in between quarters and at the end of the game. During play, they get to enjoy the game from a top-level suite stocked with nachos and hot dogs. During Cardinals games, volunteers watch from field-level and collect plastic waste every three outs, during pitching changes and after the game. Fans have seemed receptive to the recycling efforts, says Jeff Crader, a Rams Green Team volunteer who works for Edward Jones. “There are more and more fans participating,” he says. “They’re more willing to pass on the recyclables for us to collect. It’s cool to see the fans come alive with the program.” In addition to helping the environment, recyclers benefit by getting to see a game for free. “With the economy what it is, in a lot of the Cub Scout families, people have gotten laid off. It’s an opportunity for the scouts, parents and siblings to do a good deed and get to see a game,” Holzer says. “They’re enjoying themselves and doing something good at the same time.” In 2011, Holzer and her group volunteered during the Cardinals’ exciting post-season. “Last year during the World Series, they gave us a shirt and backpack, and they fed us every game,” Holzer recalls. “I’d never been at the World Series, so it was pretty exciting for me.”
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Megan McClure takes a more one-on-one approach to volunteering. The 25-year-old, who works in communications for an architecture firm, has served as a Big in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for the past year and a half. She takes her Little, 11-year-old Azoriah, on outings every month, to destinations such as the Zoo, the History Museum and an ice cream parlor. “It’s really eye-opening to me,” McClure says. “She’s so smart and so inquisitive. I don’t have kids of my own, and it’s cool to be around the kind of optimism and joy that young people have.” The children who participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters come from a range of backgrounds, but all are looking for support from a friendly adult. “Any kid can benefit from having a role model in their life,” McClure says. Azoriah, she thinks, especially enjoys sharing her interests and love of learning with an older friend. McClure has benefited from the experience, as well. “I think it’s so easy to get wrapped up in your day-to-day routine,” she says. “This has helped me to see the world a little bit through my Little’s eyes.”
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School welcomes its admissions director Barbara Fraser, who recently hosted an open house, giving her people-skills a real workout! (tjs.org)...The Arthritis Foundation presents Hero Honors to Brad Pittenger, Dr. John Atkinson, Arlen Harris, John Yates and Des Peres Hospital at its Silver Ball, a black-tie gala Dec. 1 (314.991.9333)...The Cars for Homes vehicle donation program supports Habitat for Humanity
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business [IN]sight savile row ] by catherine klene
OCTOBER 31, 2012
PHOTO BY bill barrett
Customers won’t find their size at Savile Row. Instead, they’ll find a staff of clothiers and tailors armed with measuring tape, fabric swatches and suggestions on how to create a custom-fitted wardrobe from scratch. What started as a one-man, on-call operation headed by president and owner David Shockley has become a thriving custom clothing business in Clayton. Before launching Savile Row in 1985, Shockley worked as an image consultant focused on professional attire. “I went into corporations and talked about appropriate dress for business,” he says. “I was suggesting people go out in retail and buy certain things, but those needs weren’t being met. I explored how to go about changing that and learned about the men’s custom-clothing business. For an initial investment, I was able to become a walking men’s clothing store because we deal with little inventory.” Today, Savile Row still visits customers at their offices or homes, but its Clayton storefront also serves men and women with custom shirts and suiting, as well a small selection of ready-to-wear items and accessories. Recently, Shockley says he’s seen a return to more formal business attire, with a higher demand for sport coats, custom Oxford shirts and trousers. “We getting phone calls from people in banking and some major corporations here in town,” he says. “They understand it’s still a pretty competitive environment out there, and it’s important to have their people look professional.” Shockley says men in St. Louis have largely the same tastes and styles as men in New York or L.A.—and the same frustrations. “They want to look good in their clothes, and most of them don’t want to get caught up in the details,” he says. “They want someone to manage this for them, just like their stock portfolio. That’s where we differentiate ourselves... We didn’t get just a big shipment of navy suits that we have to shove out the door. We are going to have a discussion of where you want your wardrobe to be five years from now.” To aid that discussion, Savile Row created a Wardrobe Management Service, in which a clothier meets with a client to assess and plan a long-term wardrobe to be built over the next several years. “I equate it to financial planning or having someone handle taxes,” he says. “We all have professionals who handle finances, and it’s the same with wardrobe planning. It eliminates white elephants in closets that never get worn.” When the recession hit St. Louis businesses, the economic stress trickled down to Savile Row. Customers put clothing purchases on hold, and Shockley had to tighten his belt as well. “We wanted to eliminate as many expenses as we could,” he says. Careful management helped weather the storm and increase profit; Shockley says in 2012, Savile Row saw its best July and September ever. Recently, Shockley has seen a rush of young people interested in a more refined, dressed-up look who turn to custom clothing. “There are young people who’ve never dressed up, who got caught in the ‘dressing down’ thing,” he says. “It’s a trimmer look. Coats are a little shorter than a traditional Savile Row customer; the pants are more fitted. It’s their way of saying, This is my look.”
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“You know how they say the minute you stop looking is when you find someone?” Meredith Bush says with a grin. The Town & Style sales and special projects coordinator had just finished telling her mother that she was done with guys, when a cute stranger sat down next to her at a bar. Two years later, that man, Kevin Schuh, became her fiance. Kevin and Meredith will be married June 14, 2013 in Tower Grove Park. “Did you hear it’s supposed to be windy tomorrow?” Kevin asked a surprised Meredith that night. She didn’t understand, so he pointed to a television that was playing a McDonald’s
commercial, in which a man uses the same line on a woman in an elevator. Meredith was not impressed. “Sorry, that was a bad intro,” Kevin said. Trying another tactic, he asked where Meredith had attended school, and they discovered that one of her college sorority sisters had just married Kevin’s brother. Kevin got Meredith’s number by the end of the night, and they went on a first date soon after. “He took me to Duffy’s, then we went to the Esquire to see a movie, Edge of Darkness, which he picked.” Meredith says. “It was the worst movie I’ve ever seen. It was good though, because we spent the whole movie laughing.” Every year on the anniversary of that first date, the couple goes to see the worst movie out in theaters. Before proposing, Kevin, who works in the Chesterfield Parks and Recreation Department, asked permission from Meredith’s parents. They gave him Meredith’s grandmother’s diamond for the engagement ring. Knowing all of Meredith’s family would be in town at the end of March for her father’s birthday, Kevin proposed March 28 after she came home from work, with a Hallmark Blooming Expressions flower and a card. “On the inside of the card, he had written, ‘I heard it’s supposed to be windy tomorrow,’” Meredith says. Meredith is looking forward to her nontraditional outdoor wedding ceremony, which will be officiated by Kevin’s brother. A reception will follow.
Ceremony location | The Music Stand in Tower Grove Park Caterer | Butler’s Pantry Honeymoon | Kiawah Island, S.C. Photographer | Megan Maher of M3dsign+Studio
[ wedding party ] Bride’s parents | Robert M. (Mike) & Barbara Bush Groom’s parents | Joseph R. (Randy) & Patricia Schuh Bridesmaids | Amanda Carlson, Christina Bush, Kathleen Schuh, Natalie Schuh Groomsmen | Michael Schuh, Brian Schuh, Robert Bush, Eric Carlson
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A $50 million expansion at Friendship Village Sunset Hills began last month with a ground-breaking ceremony for the first phase of the development, which will include villas with spacious patios or balconies. pictured: Andy McDonell, Richard Money, Howard Curtis, Jean Alessi, Mayor Bill Nolan, Jim Hudgens, Brandon Harp.
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Lashly & Baer recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a private party to show appreciation for clients, family, community and friends. pictured: kenneth brostron, mayor francis slay
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate raised $1,500 for Shriners Hospitals of Children. A portion of the proceeds from the opening celebration for the confectioner’s newest location on Pattison Avenue and all proceeds from a chocolate basket raffle went to the hospital. pictured: Dan Abel Jr., Dan Abel Sr., Rosalie Abel, Christina Abel, Chris Abel, Bud Kolbrener
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St. Louis Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis scored with children and their families last month when he visited the St. Louis Learning Disabilities office to meet families and sign autographs
Savile Row recently opened its newest location on Maryland Avenue in Clayton. The clothing store provides custom clothing for men and women.
OCTOBER 31, 2012
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pictured: Patty Sebastian, Hailey Sherman, Tyler Sherman, Austin Pettis
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What | 2012 Ladue Distinguished Alumni Awards Where | Cocktail reception at the Ladue home of Katy Mullins; awards ceremony at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Performing Arts Center When | Sept. 21 Why | To honor outstanding alumni of the high school Who | Honorees included: Dr. Robert Allen, Larry Barker, Doug Brown, Michael Collins, Alice Conway, the Hon. Todd Edelman, Daniel Estrin, Elizabeth Fritschle, Irv Gornstein, Dr. Eric Green, Dr. Rebecca Hahn, Robert Jacquemin, Bruce Karsh, Robert Kolbrener, Jim McKelvey, Robert Nissenbaum, Rick Recht, Judy Rodgers, Ellen Sherberg, Charmin Smith, Jill Turec and Justin Willman Highlights | Attendees shared stories of their Ladue Horton Watkins days over cocktails and appetizers
What | Let’s Start the Music benefit Where | The Sheldon When | Sept. 20 Why | To benefit Let’s Start in supporting formerly incarcerated women and their children. Together they work toward recovery and reentry to mitigate the effects of parental imprisonment, educate the community and inform policy. Who | Director/founder Sister Jackie Toben, Joan Lipic, chair Regina Heard, Joyce and Ted MacDonald, Heidi Glaus of KSDK-5, Patrick Murphy of KETC-9, Barry Cervantes, Katherine Fowler and supporters Highlights | Presentation of the Sandra Ware Gratitude Award to Bonnie Eckelkamp, and a sterling vocal performance by Denise Thimes
1| Charmin Smith, Gwen Smith 2| Kelly McMahon, Dr. Bridget Hermann, Robert Jacquemin 3| Justin Michael, Stephanie Bahn 4| Jean and Stanley Estrin 5| Richard and Dr. Rebecca Hahn 6| Jessie Payo, Michael Obradovits, Ashley Willman 7| Sharon Kolbrener, Tom Kolbrener, Tricia Kolbrener, Connie Lohr, Robert Kolbrener 8| Irv Gornstein, Janet Steinback, Robert Nissenbaum 8| Ben Turec, Aly Bennett, Nikki Rauner, Jill Turec, Jennifer LaMontagne
1| Patrick Murphy, Sister Jackie Toben, Heidi Glaus, Joyce MacDonald 2| Denise Thimes 3| Rosalynde Scott, Gayle Evans 4| DeDe Caspari 5| Joan and Joseph Lipic 6| Sister Mary Fran Flynn, Nina Garcia 7| Tom and Linda McCrackin 8| Cynthia Stevenson-Johnson, Shirley Laster
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CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER by margaret rambo What | The 34th Annual Fashion Show Boutique & Luncheon Where | The Ritz-Carlton When | Oct. 5 Why | To benefit the Hospital’s Extracorporeal Membrane
Oxygenation program Who | Co-chairs Laura Baylis and Jennifer Parish, Guild president Cindy Brooks, KSDK-5’s Jennifer Blome and Pat McGonigle, nurse Casey Petry, Jeremiah Dellas of Fifth Third Bank and Averi Budde Highlights | A Lucky You Productions fashion show featuring survivors, parents, medics and local celebrities, who charmed the audience wearing chic ensembles from local clothiers.
1| Terry O’Brien, Cindy Brooks 2| Susan Krawll, Jan Goldstein, Mary Beth Daniels 3| Amanda Chasnoff, Averi Budde 4| Laura Baylis, Jennifer Parish 5| Monica Neidorff, Paola Stange, Jeremiah and Marjorie Dellas 6| Hilary Salmon, Suzie Spence, Kimberle Kovac 7| Nanci Kallaus, Melinda Hagedorn 8| Jaha Woodall 9| Grace McMillin 10| Cori Dyer, Kim Gorman 11| Beth Ritter, Peggy Ritter 12| Kim Allen, Carolyn Sutter 13| Dan Buck 14| Casey Petry, Victoria Simunich 15| Caitlin McMillin, Eva Adams 16| Elsie and Jeanie Ames 17| Pat McGonigle, 11 | 26 |
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[ LES AMIS ] by margaret rambo What | A special award presentation by Les Amis, an organization that promotes French culture and heritage in St. Louis Where | Holmes Lounge, Washington University When | Sept. 19 Why | An address by Chicago Consul General of France Graham Paul, who came to St. Louis to present seventhgeneration St. Louisans Elizabeth Gentry Sayad with the Chevalier de L’Ordres Des Palmes Academiques for her dedication to the Les Amis mission Who | Elizabeth’s daughter Helene Sayad and her grandchildren, Andrienne and Lily Sayad, Bob and Kathy Fulstone, hosts Jean-Paul and Isabelle Montupet, W.U. director of communications Gary Wihl and supporters Highlights | Graham Paul’s address and Les Amis chairman emeritus Elizabeth Sayad’s award acceptance
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What | Circle of Friends Diamond Gala Where | Chase Khorassan Ballroom When | Sept. 23 Why | To join sponsors, partners, patients and their families in
support of the Center and its fight to treat and cure liver disease Who | Dr. Bruce and Sarah Bacon, Dr. Adrian DiBisceglie, board president Todd Aschbacher, Leisa Duff, Mary Hediger, Paul Azzara, Lou Ann Biermann, emcee John Pertzborn, Adam Jokisch, and Dr. Brent Tetri Highlights | Presentation of the Naomi Judd Awards to Drs. Ratna and Ranjit Ray, volunteer award to Lindsay Morris, auctions, video updates and dancing to the music of Rocky Mantia & Friends.
1| Dr. Adrian DiBisceglie, Kim Grana, Joy Doll, Sandy Austin, Lisa and Chuck Fancher 2| John Pertzborn 3| Ron Grimoldi, Dr. Robin Ude 4| Dr. Brent Tetri, Liz Henry 5| Jeff Fowler, the rev. Paul Stark, Matthew White 6| Drs. Ratna and Ranjit Ray 7| Steve and Jan Burkett 8| Lisa and Vic Turvey 9| Sean Cullen, Mary Denigan, Paul Azzara 10| Nancy Thomas, Lauren Keske 11| jen webster, stephanie mannis 12| Curt McCandless, Heidi Zod 13| Margaret Donnelly, David Riedel 14| Sarah and Dr. Bruce Bacon <<< go to townandstyle.com to see more [ snapped! ] >>> 28 |
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A: Absolutely! Even though it’s the extreme looks that catch our eyes, flats are hot right now, especially for evening with the smoking slipper. And you’ll see the equestrian look in boots everywhere, which is also a flat heel. Designers like Stuart Weitzman and Donald Pilner offer styles with a more rounded toe box because they understand the importance of comfort. Remember: always try shoes on toward the end of the day, when feet are the most expanded.
St. Louisans soon can see the transformation of Central Library at a reopening gala on Nov. 17. One of our city’s architectural treasures, the Central Library turns 100 years old this year. When attire states ‘black tie,’ that doesn’t automatically mean long; why not celebrate the modernization of this Beaux Arts-style building by wearing short? Consider a sleeved, slim dress, as this universally flattering look creates a sleek line and covers the arms. Although black is a year-round favorite, you might try green, navy or burgundy, this year’s hot colors. Look for fabrics that add richness: brocades, plush velvets and jacquards. Accessorize with a brooch of big jewels with vibrant colors reminiscent of the past, in honor of the library’s illustrious history.
Ellen Soule is a public relations expert. She formerly worked as the Neiman Marcus public relations manager in St. Louis and as the Dana Buchman regional consultant.
OCTOBER 31, 2012
Source your Style
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FALL into bed
Creating a sanctuary to rest and recharge after a stress-filled day is an essential element to a healthy lifestyle. Counselors and sleep specialists agree that cluttered, unkempt spaces create anxiety and chaos in a home. With that in mind, fall is the perfect time to revamp and enjoy a better night’s rest in a relaxing space. A night table with ample storage is essential for holding items like that clumsy box of Kleenex to keep your environment tidy. Secondary lighting, such as a table or swing-arm lamp, provides enough light for reading or journaling. Just make sure the height and angle of the light is below eye level so it illuminates your favorite book without disturbing your partner! Incorporating natural elements such as this gorgeous manzanita branch and a fur throw can settle the senses. And a soothing, neutral wall color or covering can provide the perfect backdrop for a blissful night’s sleep.
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PROGRESS IN PEDIATRICS ] [ SPECIAL SECTION
OCTOBER 31, 2012
mercy children’s hospital
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17 percent of children and teens in the United States are now obese, triple the rate from the 1980s. If the trend continues, researchers predict obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease could increase tenfold by 2020, doubling again by 2030. Increases in pre-diabetes and diabetes alone could account for nearly $500 billion in total healthcare spending by 2020, experts say. “People aren’t exaggerating when they call obesity an epidemic,” says Jane Eldin, a clinical dietitian at Mercy Children’s Hospital. “We’re seeing more of it than ever before, including 5-year-old girls who carry a higher percentage of body fat than a grown woman, kids whose asthma is aggravated by excess poundage, and teenagers who already have Type 2 diabetes and cardiac issues. Obese children are also more likely to become obese adults.” Eldin pulls no punches when assigning responsibility for the problem. “Teenagers eat what they want, but when a 2-yearold is overweight, and there’s no medical reason, it’s up to the parents,” she says. “Children eat what’s provided in the home.” Since the 1980s, there’s been a gradual shift in what’s considered an acceptable weight, she adds. “Obesity is now the new normal, but that doesn’t mean jane eldin it’s healthy.” How can moms and dads encourage their child to eat healthfully when the supermarket is a carnival midway of tempting treats, and when $10 billion is spent each year marketing sugary snacks to kids? “Children learn best by example,” Eldin says. “If Mom and Dad are overweight, chances are the kids will be, too. So don’t use food as a reward, for yourself or the kids. If kids learn healthy habits from an early age, they’ll be able to resist peer pressure and fast-food ads.” That doesn’t mean parents have to turn into food police. “If you outlaw a food, kids only want it more,” Eldin says. “Start by replacing processed foods with vegetables, wholesome proteins, whole grains and fruits, and limit the amount of time kids spend on TV and computers.” Most of all, eat together as a family whenever possible: “It doesn’t have to be the entire family and it doesn’t have to be every night—that’s hard these days,” she says. “But if even a few family members gather around the table or take a walk after dinner, it helps kids learn that food is only fuel, and that true sustenance comes from positive relationships.” Mercy Children’s Hospital, the only full-service pediatric hospital in St. Louis County, is located at 615 S. New Ballas Road. Pictured on the cover: clinical dietitian Jane Eldin and patient Jailyn Jones. For more information, visit mercychildrens.net. Cover design by sarah gibson | Cover photo by Bill Barrett
OCTOBER 31, 2012
[ Pediatrics by mary jo blackwood, RN, MPH
As parents, we try to keep our children fed, rested, exercised and doing well in school. Being observant helps us spot potential health issues
that can be headed off if caught early.
[ building bone mass in kids ] Maximum bone mass must be built in childhood. Without a good base, osteoporosis can become an early reality. Dr. Joshua Smith, Brentwood Pediatrics Although osteoporosis is thought of as a disease of the elderly, it starts in childhood. Bone mass peaks in our 20s and declines from there. The average teen needs 1,300 milligrams of calcium a day, and studies show they are getting half of that. Things that steal bone mass include poor diet, lack of exercise and harmful habits. A good diet includes low-fat dairy products or their equivalent. For those who can’t ingest dairy, fortified soy milk, orange juice and foods such as broccoli, almonds and salmon will help, but they will probably need calcium supplements, along with vitamin D for its absorption. Weight-bearing exercise, such as weight training, soccer and other active sports, helps build bone mass. Tobacco use can decrease
bone density, and alcohol abuse can decrease calcium absorption. Parents should model good health habits early, so their children will be more likely to keep following them. Dr. Mark Eddy, pediatric endocrinologist, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center Concentrated sugars and fats in the diet interfere with getting enough calcium. Drinking juices and sodas instead of milk aren’t wise options. Weight-bearing exercise is important for both bone mineralization and controlling obesity. Young women can get into trouble with demanding sports like gymnastics or distance running if their fat mass gets too low for menstrual cycles. Estrogen resides in the fat. Without enough body fat, low estrogen can’t maintain bone integrity and mineralization. To encourage and protect bone health, kids should get three to four servings of high-quality dairy products a day. Girls should take a daily multivitamin once they start having periods.
[ tonsils & adenoids ] As part of the lymph and immune systems, tonsils and adenoids swell up in response to infection. Sometimes they don’t go back down. Dr. Donald Schnurpfeil, Westglen Family Physicians and St. Luke’s Hospital Adenoids can block the eustachian tubes to the inner ears. If a child has recurrent middle-ear infections, we often recommend removal of the adenoids. If we are taking out the tonsils for repeated throat infections, we may also take out the adenoids. Because they are the same type of tissue, what aggravates one will aggravate the other. Ear, nose and throat doctors have a more objective approach to removal of these structures. Surgery has become easier than it was. Some young adults ages 18 to 25 may have them removed because they are sick of putting up with frequent throat infections. But as we get older, those problems tend to decrease. For parents wondering if removing tonsils and adenoids can help their child, the ENT physician should be
able to provide specific reasons why surgery would be beneficial. If he or she can’t, the parents should get a second opinion. Dr. Rob O’Bert, Ballas ENT Consultants Removing tonsils and adenoids is the second most common pediatric surgery, after placing ear tubes. Reasons to remove them include recurrent throat or ear infections or obstruction, sleep apnea or sleep-disordered breathing. If a child has a second set of ear tubes, we often take out the adenoids. Once removed, tonsils won’t grow back. Adenoids can, but if removing them can be put off, they will disappear by age 16 or 17. Tonsils get smaller but don’t go away, which is why some adults need their tonsils removed. Tonsillectomy in adults is much more difficult, because they’ve had a lifetime of recurrent throat infections, which scars the tonsils into the muscle bed so they have to be cut out. Kids who undergo the procedure may have a sore throat for a couple days and be back to normal in a week.
[ backpacks & backaches ] Back pain is no longer the sole domain of overworked adults. The number of doctor visits for back injuries associated with backpacks in school-age children has increased 300 percent in the last five years. “Use backpacks correctly and carry only what you absolutely need,” says Dr. Christopher Faubel, a physical medicine and pain management physician at Orthopedic Associates of St. Louis. Until tablet computers replace heavy textbooks, this will be a problem. Heavy backpacks pull children backward. To compensate, they lean forward and arch the lower back, which puts extra strain on growth plates, low back discs, muscles and ligaments. Kids need to start at a young age wearing their backpacks correctly. Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps to evenly distribute weight. Tighten the straps so the pack rides high on the back. Use a waist strap if available. Wheeled backpacks are a good option for getting to school and back, but can be a tripping hazard in school corridors. Where schools have eliminated lockers for security reasons, parents should try to work with administrators to come up with safe alternatives.
OCTOBER 31, 2012
[ depression in kids ] [ protecting against hpv ]
Depression is not just an adult affliction. Parents need to watch for symptoms in their children, especially if it runs in the family.
“The human papilloma virus touches half of sexually active teenagers, boys and girls,” says Dr. Gigi Maminta-Streiff of Women’s Care Consultants. “Protecting them against it can prevent genital warts, cervical cancer and other problems. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease, and condoms are not 100-percent effective in preventing transmission. The answer is immunization before boys and girls are sexually active, about age 11 to 12. The vaccine Gardasil, given in a series of three injections, protects against four types of HPV, the two that account for 70 percent of cervical cancers, and the two that account for 90 percent of genital warts. The vaccine is up to 98-percent effective in preventing HPV infection and cervical precancerous cells, and is effective in preventing genital warts in both sexes. Parents are sometimes uncomfortable about getting their sons and daughters immunized because they may not want to think about their children being sexually active. But cancer isn’t something you want to take a chance on. Immunization can help prevent an epidemic.
Dr. Joan Luby, professor of child psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine Parents are often surprised to learn that clinical depression can strike children at age 6 or even younger. Depression can be a chronic, relapsing disorder that runs in families. With the inherited vulnerability, a traumatic event or a series of stresses can trigger a depressive episode. Signs and symptoms to watch for include inability to enjoy things the child normally likes to do, persistent sadness, decrease in energy or concentration, or changes in sleep or eating patterns, including difficulty sleeping or excessive sleeping, lack of appetite or constant eating. If the symptoms last most of the day, almost every day for two weeks or more, it’s a good idea to consult a psychiatrist, because many pediatricians are not comfortable diagnosing and treating depression. It’s important for parents to think of depression as a medical condition, like diabetes. Recent studies show a combination of medication and behavioral therapy is better than either alone. Dr. Zinia Thomas, Spectrum Psychiatry The types of things that can trigger depression in a child with a hereditary tendency include: school or social pressures, parental relationships,
financial problems, divorce, parental job loss, and drugs and alcohol. In addition to the other symptoms of depression, children often exhibit increased irritability or aggression. Youngsters may not know how to verbalize their feelings, so they focus on somatic complaints, such as headaches or stomach pains. Parents should be particularly alert if their child expresses increasingly darker or negative thoughts, wanting to die or hurt themselves. Those should be taken seriously. Play therapy or behavioral therapy helps build coping skills, and changes thinking to change behavior, so the child can better handle future stress. There is good evidence that including cognitive behavioral therapy can decrease the amount and duration of medication needed.
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[ on the table ] by jonathan carli | photos by bill barrett
[ Little country gentleman ] 8135 maryland ave. | 314.725.0719
[ amuse bouche ] THE scene
Refined dining in a casual, country inn atmosphere
$38 for three courses, $68 for six courses
Walleye Tenderloin, Duck, Buttermilk & Campari
Don’t be fooled by the casual ambience of Little Country Gentleman, the new nighttime incarnation of Half & Half in Clayton. Chef Mike Randolph is anything but casual about food. To that end, he has gussied up his little whitewashed-wood place, adding dark planks on one wall and teal-toned paint on another. The ceiling is now covered with fabric, and a tony wine cooler has replaced an old country cupboard. Jars of ‘put up’ peaches along the ceiling retain a country inn ambience. Randolph, ever experimental, takes his examination of flavors to a new level here, incorporating creative elements like vegetable foams, roasted fruits and crystallized espresso. Not quite deconstruction, there is definitely an element of presenting components of a dish separately on the plate and allowing diners to appreciate each flavor. Three- or six-course meals are offered. The two starters were (in playful understatement) listed simply as: ‘Egg’ and ‘Fried Green Tomato.’ The egg was cooked just until it jelled and served in a bowl with crisp,
maple-glazed local bacon and a small wedge of French toast— a course that asks you to appreciate a farmfresh, naturally harvested egg and house-cured bacon. The tomato dish, a single breaded slice, came with a thick, crisp panko coating and was enhanced by pine nut powder, radish shoots and shaved Parmesan cheese. Course two options were Fish in a Bag and Walleye Tenderloin. The first was a combination of Missouri trout, smoked potatoes, green beans and lemon-thyme broth literally steamed in foil/parchment and served in a brown paper bag. The Walleye was presented on a creamy puree of shiitake and oyster mushrooms with pea tendrils and pan-roasted grapes as accents. The standout element here was the fish preparation: deliciously roasted to yield a light brown crust on the outside and an appealing ‘steak-like’ quality in the flesh, hence the term ‘tenderloin.’ Course three offerings were Duck or Corned Beef. The former was a delicious plate of thin-sliced duck breast next to a pile of dark-meat confit with a side of fennel puree. It was finished with a splash of rice
[ food • ŏ • lō • gy ]
[ chef chat ]
Midwest cuisine, borrowing techniques from classic French and molecular gastronomy
Panna cotta | Italian for ‘cooked cream,’ this is a cold, eggless custard Campari | A popular Italian aperitif with bittersweet flavor that is sometimes used in cocktails
Dunkelweiss | Deep amber brown dark wheat beer made by New Belgium Brewing in Ft. Collins, Colo.
— Dani W. of Clayton
>> I’m impressed with the chef’s expertise, but I’m also conflicted about leaving the restaurant less than full, which is what happened after the three-course meal.
‑—Michael W. of Richmond Hts.
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>> Wow! This was one of the most exciting meals I’ve ever had. I love the attention to every detail and the unusual combinations.
>> mike randolph Menu Philosophy
Sell an experience, from food to music to ambience
[ aftertaste ]
wine vinegar and a few bits of ‘espresso glace,’ or sugared espresso. All were delicious. The Corned Beef was most typical of true deconstruction, as it resembled a Reuben sandwich with its heavily corned beef cheek, crisp pumpernickel crostini, warm cabbage slaw and tiny dab of house-made Thousand Island dressing. Also on the plate were pickled Yukon Gold potato halves, sliced rib-eye beef and a drizzling of Dunkelweiss mustard (not sure how those last three fit into the whole Reuben thing, but they were good!) Dessert, which you can order a la carte for $9, was worth every bit of that. Called simply Buttermilk & Campari, it was buttermilk panna cotta flavored with vanilla bean and served with tangy crystallized grapefruit sugar. While this kind of cooking is at risk of being pretentious, it didn’t feel that way here. Warning: Three courses probably will not fill you up, but this meal will be a happening, right down to the servers, who explain each course like docents discussing a Renoir.
Homaro Kantu at Moto in Chicago taught me to buy the best, take it seriously but always maintain a sense of humor.
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[ llywelyn’s in wildwood ]
Pomellato trunk show Nov. 3, exclusively at YLANG-YLANG. 1701 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Ste. 81 | 314.567.5555 | ylangylang.com
The sixth and newest Llywelyn’s Pub location will sit in the Wildwood Town Center in the Dierberg’s shopping plaza. The spot, tentatively slated to open Jan. 6, offers 6,400 square feet of drinking and dining space, along with a banquet facility and a 3,200-square-foot patio with an outdoor bar.
Pomellato Nudo Rings
[ sapore switches spaces ]
Sapore Italian Cafe, currently located in Ballwin, will makes its new home in the Woodbine Center at 451 S. Kirkwood Road. The space is currently occupied by another Italian restaurant, Branica of Kirkwood. Sapore owner Paul Buzzetta intends to use the neighboring Branica Wine Bar space for private events. Look for a mid-November opening. Savile Row M-Clip can be gift-wrapped and monogrammed for the perfect holiday gift. Come by and see the collection. Prices start at $70. 8101 Maryland Ave. 314.721.7848 savilerowstl.com M-Clips
[ kirkwood local harvest ]
The recent opening of a second Local Harvest Grocery, situated at the intersection of Big Bend and Old Big Bend roads in Kirkwood, offers 6,000 square feet of goods from local, organic and sustainable sources. Local Harvest aims to source at least half of its inventory from a 150-mile radius of St. Louis. The new grocery also will have a deli counter and a 40seat cafe.
[ brewtopian dinner ]
Operation Food Search hosts a collaborative, sixcourse fall meal, featuring area microbreweries’ artisan beers as an ingredient in each course. The OFS inaugural Brewtopian Dinner, a benefit to help end childhood hunger, also features an auction and live music. The event will take place 6 p.m. Nov. 15, at City Cottage. For more information, call 314.726.5355, ext. 23.
Kodner Gallery Kodner Gallery announces the arrival of original paintings, drawings, sculpture and fine prints from around the world. From artists of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries to modern and contempory Masters, Kodner Gallery has the perfect gift of fine art for everyone on your list.
[ wine for furry friends ]
Nicholson Jones/Cellar Arts Winery,
which is located in California but owned by St. Louisans, will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of Nicholson Jones Selection and Cellar Arts wine to the Humane Society of Missouri from now until Jan. 1. The wine can be found at various retail outlets and restaurants throughout the St. Louis area.
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[ art ]
[ movies ]
meet the artist, scott beaty
Eternal Zulu Time by Scott Beaty
1 p.m. | Art St. Louis | Free | artstlouis.com >> Beaty’s work is featured in the Art St. Louis XXVIII and Artists’ Day at Circus Flora 2012 exhibits.
11/2 – 11/4 three-day art show & sale, portion of proceeds benefit Kirkwood High School Orchestra Norton’s Fine Art & Framing | Free | 314.546.4040
11/7 contemporary art museum pop up shop 4 – 8 p.m. | Immerse by Atlas | Free firstname.lastname@example.org
11/8 gallery talk, native american art 11 a.m. | St. Louis Art Musuem | Free | slam.org
3 p.m. | St. Louis County Library Headquarters | slcl.org Award-winning author Bob Shea talks about his latest book, Dinosaur vs. Santa.
11/2 morning play dates 10 a.m. | Contemporary Art Museum | Free | camstl.org
[ etc. ] 11/3 clydesdale camera day
11 a.m. | Anheuser-Busch Consumer Hospitality Center | budweisertours.com
11/5 best of clayton—a business marketplace
11 a.m. | Crowne Plaza Hotel Clayton claytoncommerce.com
11/4 st. louis jewish book festival keynote with carrie fisher
7 p.m. | Jewish Community Center | $36 stljewishbookfestival.org
science goes wild
6 p.m. | St. Louis Science Center | Free | slsc.org >> Venture into the wild side of science with Born to be Wild director David Lickle.
OCTOBER 31, 2012
Viewed at Chase Park Plaza Cinemas
Seven Psychopaths, but the one I find most apt is ‘brilliant.’ A screenwriter struggling to flesh out ideas for his next movie discovers the violent vignettes about murderers he’s been writing are actually real threads of a twisted, ingenious whole. Pitch-black humor and dextrous storytelling had me laughing and gasping in the same breath. Ample blood and swearing earn this movie its R rating, but the characters and plot were so compelling that even this usually-squeamish viewer didn’t cringe. Christopher Walken, Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell bring out the comedy in this intense film. Should You See It? It’s terribly violent, but terribly brilliant —R.K.
cloud atlas >> The primary message behind Cloud Atlas
>>> 11/3 reading garden event series with bob shea
t&s saw it!
Seven Psychopaths >> Many words could be used to describe
Viewed at Ronnie’s 20 Cinema
is simple: We are all connected. But to convey that message, three directors tell the stories of at least eight lead characters interconnected through about seven different timelines spanning thousands of years, from the 1700s to a post-apocalyptic future. Clearly, it’s a lot to digest in three hours. Real credit goes to the cast and makeup teams; Hugo Weaving alone plays six roles, one of which is a woman. It wasn’t until the credits that I realized many of the characters were actually portrayed by Halle Barry or Tom Hanks, made up so well that I had no idea it was the same A-list actor I just saw in a previous scene. Should You See It? Yes, but don’t expect to understand everything your first time. If you hate nonlinear storytelling, pass on this one. —c.k.
[ theater ]
[ music ]
11/2 – 11/11 the red velvet cake war
11/2 natalie macmaster
11/7 – 11/17 eleemosynary
8 p.m. | The Pageant | $32.50 - $37.50 | thepageant.com
11/8 - 11/17 radio city christmas
6 p.m. | Missouri History Museum | Free | mohistory.org
2 p.m. & 8 p.m. | Kirkwood Community Center | $18 Slightly Askew Theatre | ktg-onstage.org 8 p.m. | The Chapel | $15 - $20 | slightlyoff.org
Peabody Opera House | $26 - $92 peabodyoperahouse.com
cyrano de bergerac
8 p.m. | Edison Theatre | $20 - $36 | edison.wustl.edu >> Experience the classic tale of unrequited love in a performance by the Aquila Theatre Company.
8 p.m. | The Sheldon | $35 - $40 | thesheldon.org
11/8 regina spektor
11/6 jazz and poetry in the galleries
8 p.m. | Fox Theatre | $43.50 - $58.50 | fabulousfox.com >> Singersongwriter Jackson Browne brings his acoustic tour to the Fabulous Fox.
25 Dromara Road
Listing Price of
622 Sherwood Drive | Webster Groves
KATIE DAVID VICKI KIRK KIRK HOLTON HOLTON
by rebecca koenig
Timeless elegance & stunning decor define this completely renovated 8,000+SF 5BR/8BA w/elevator, theatre, in-ground pool, carriage house.
listing price | $1,595,000 listing agent | lisa coulter and linda benoist of janet mcafee real estate
900 South Hanley Road | Clayton
Luxurious condo with wonderful views from the 12th floor of Hanley Towers. Completely updated, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and in-unit washer/ dryer make condo living simply effortless. Large open floor plan combines the living and dining room areas with plenty of natural light.
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2122 Victor Street Benton Park Open HOuse Sunday, November 4th from 1- 4 pm • Historically rehabbed Victorian • Original detail in over 3600SF • Double lot with 4-car garage • Master and guest suites Specializing in Historic and Walkable Neighborhoods in St Louis City & County
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>> sunday 11/4 << [ 63073 ]
840 Cabernet Lane | $320,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com
[ 63105 ]
6352 Alexander Drive | $1.3 million | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com 12 Aberdeen Place | $899,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800| janetmcafee.com 155 Carondelet Plaza, No. 301 | $925,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com 155 Carondelet Plaza, No. 500 | $1,299,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com 8331 University Drive | $1,075,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com
[ 63119 ]
711 E. Swon Ave. | $245,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com
[ 63124 ]
25 Willow Hill Road | $465,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com 408 S. Warson Road | $2,499,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com
[ 63130 ]
7159 Westmoreland Drive | $449,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.640.6343 | dielmannsothebysrealty.com
[ 63131 ]
8 Long Meadows Lane | $2.22 million | 1-4 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com 1101 S. Spoede Road | $499,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.503.5299 | dielmannsothebysrealty.com
[ 63141 ]
13318 Wood Stone Court | $788,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com 13039 Starbuck Road | $899,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com
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T&S ] properties 25 Dromara Road
Gothic arches and distressed brickwork add interest to the architecture at 25 Dromara Road, the Ladue house Blair Sage has called home for the past 20 years. “I’d always admired the neighborhood growing up in St. Louis, and I thought the house was beautiful,” she says. “I envisioned living there quite a long time.” During her two decades on Dromara, Sage made many improvements to the house. Working with architect Matt Wolfe, she turned the attached one-car garage into a family room and opened the kitchen to create more space. “It really is the center of the house. It’s where everybody hangs out, and it’s a very user-friendly kitchen,” she says. To connect the house to the detached three-car garage, Blair also installed a covered walkway, whose slate tile roof matches that on the main house. Hedges and trees surround the large backyard patio and pool, giving it the feel of a secluded glade. “The pool area is a great place to have parties,” Sage says. “It works very well when the weather cooperates!” Four-and-a-half bathrooms and six bedrooms spread across all three floors provide plenty of space, but Sage says it’s still a comfortable size after her kids have grown up and moved out. “I liked having the bedrooms on the third floor for when the children got older,” Sage says. When her kids were teenagers, they moved from second floor bedrooms to ones on the top level for a little more privacy. “It was the perfect place for them to be away from the adults.” The master bathroom has a double sink, whirlpool tub and separate shower, and the master bedroom has a dressing area and large shoe closet. photos by charles barnes Sage, who now splits her time between Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Palm Beach, Fla., hopes a new family will enjoy the home as much as hers did. “It’s a great neighborhood, and it’s very convenient to most schools,” she says. “I envision a family moving in with younger children who can grow up there.”
28 Somerset Downs - Ladue - $1,975,000
Every detail in this extraordinary, well-built, five-bedroom residence maximizes the enjoyment of the
gorgeous, three acre setting. Dramatic spaces include a great room with soaring, vaulted ceiling and impressive fireplace that looks out through large glass dividers to a year-round, indoor pool. An outdoor pool with waterfall and rock formations accents a very private rear yard. Master suite with second fireplace, sitting room, his and her to-die-for closets and three other bedrooms are at one end of the home, and a totally separate space for au pair or mother-in-law occupies the opposite wing. Bar/game room adjoins the indoor pool and great room. A circular drive and four-car garage round out this not-to-be-missed listing.
10 Wickersham Ln. - Ladue - $685,000 Snappy decor enlivens the interior of this understated colonial frame home reminiscent of 18th Century New England. Brick patio and charming pond with fountain in back.
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807 Glenridge Avenue - Clayton - $849,900 Originally a duplex, this unique home has a wonderful floor plan for entertaining with two kitchens and an easy flow throughout, including a multi-level deck with surrounding gardens.
44 Creekwood Ln. - Ladue - $1,100,000 Incredible, top-of-the-line amenities characterize this quality home: custom built-ins and crown molding, French doors, vaulted ceilings, some marble floors, and three stone fireplaces.
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We have been in our home for several years and focused our energy on redoing the interior. Now we really need to tackle the exterior. We love the home’s mid-century modern look and want to stay true to that. The evergreen bushes have gotten way too big; should we just clear out the whole landscape and start over? We’re not getting any younger and don’t want to wait too long to enjoy the results! Can you help us? ———Guessing in Glendale
Dear Guessing in Glendale,
Your questions generally have to do with landscape issues but I have a few architectural comments. If you want to underscore the mid-century feel of your home, you need to replace the mullioned double-hung windows with casements and paint them dark brown to match those on the right wing. I would also paint out the After many roof vents to match the roof color. Of course, the shutters and mailbox have to go, as well as the gigantic, window-blocking bushes. Planting new, smaller bushes under the center section of the house reveals the interesting brick grid wall at the entry porch, as well as the longer picture windows. Replacing the front walk with simpler and more graceful design reinforces the modern themes. I would also remove the stressed shade tree and the unhelpful wood bench. With a cleaner foreground, I would create a bold and free-flowing planting bed for a crisp, manicured look. Finally, because the house sits rather close to the street for its impressive length, I would plant a defined edge of evenly spaced shade trees, grounded by a continuous hedge. This not only frames the house nicely, but makes it feel much less exposed to the street. I hope you find these suggestions useful, ———Homework HomeWork is penned by Paul Doerner, president, The Lawrence Group. if you would like your home critiqued, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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