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[ letter from the editor ] Well, I have survived another visit from my children and grandchildren, or as I sometimes call it, Invasion of the Sanity Snatchers. People said it would get easier as the youngsters grow up, and they were right. Now that they’re 3 and 4, we can make do with having two adults per child when we take them places. (Just figuring out how to work the car seats is a team effort.) And take them places we did. I showed them the Magic House, where they especially liked watching people touch the static ball and get wild hair. We rode the Wabash Frisco and Pacific mini train in Wildwood, which got a little upstaged by the candy being passed out by the all-volunteer conductors. Another day, we covered The Butterfly House and nearby carousel. While I think they enjoyed the tropical lepidoptera enclosure, they seemed a lot more interested in the strategically placed gift shop. And at the carousel, there was no way I could wheedle them into riding on the moving animals; but they sure enjoyed watching Bubby get seasick doing it. Speaking of wheedling...I couldn’t be the only grandma who has to bribe her kids to behave at restaurants? I suppose it’s misguided even to attempt eating out, but cooking (and clearing) for seven is just overwhelming. So needless to say, no amount of French fries, ice cream and, yes, soda, was too much for a little peace at the table. And while I don’t approve of secrets, per se, I explained to the little ones there’s no need to tell Mom something as, uh, uneventful as what they ate for lunch. —Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief

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We’ve called the struggle between outlet malls in Chesterfield Valley a battle. But battles usually just last a few days. This is protracted, more like all-out war, with one side firing a salvo and the other responding. And the front lines are shifting positions. St. Louis Premium Outlets, the second of the two to break ground last July, has moved its projected opening date up two weeks, from next September to Aug. 22, 2013. This one is south of I-64, just east of the Missouri River. Its ‘adversary,’ Taubman Prestige Outlets, further east and just across the highway from Boone’s Crossing (allegedly the world’s longest strip center), has slated its opening for Aug. 2. Perhaps there will be détente for these two mammoth shopping centers, as there was at the end of the Cold War between us and the former Soviet Union. At least outlet lovers can make a day of it by visiting both successively. Now that is what we call shop ‘til you drop! St. Gerard Majella School in Kirkwood won $50,000 of the $1 million pot offered by wireless carrier U.S. Cellular in its annual promotion targeting school needs nationwide. The Catholic school was able to solicit enough online votes to land squarely within the top 18 schools that split the jackpot, with a school in Seymour, Tenn., snaring the $150,000 top prize—for the third year in a row. In September, St. Gerard Majella first showed up on the Top 100 list at 96, and excited parents and kids pushed it to No. 8 by the end of the balloting in October. The school was one of 17 around the country that won $50,000 each. Perhaps school officials could use some of the winnings to spy on Seymour, a suburb of Knoxville with 11,000 folks, which has scored $400,000 in three years.

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Many municipalities have a love-hate relationship with food trucks. Rushed lunchtime diners love the options available right there at the curb. Proprietors of stationary restaurants complain that too many diners choose the mobile muncheries instead. Well, the trucks are here to stay, and go, and stay again, and more area cities are loosening their regulations. Meanwhile, several food trucks in the Gateway City have gotten props in a national ranking of 101 at Guerrilla Street Food, No. 31; Cha Cha Chow, No. 83, and Seoul Taco, No. 96. All that said, the wistful among us would love to see Pie Oh My, the maker of full- and bite-size pies on Sutton Avenue in The ’Wood, to start up a food-truck operation. Where’s the crossroads of St. Louis? For the sake of argument, let’s call it the I-170-64 interchange. Well, 18 miles from the ‘crossroads’ is Old Town St. Charles, and if it’s been a while since you’ve discovered—or rediscovered— this little bit of Americana, holiday time is perfect for a visit. On a recent, balmy November day, parking was no problem. Just a handful of bicyclists and runners were on the Katy Trail, compared to the hordes that jog or cycle the trails at Forest Park.

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Uncharted, no… that job fell to a couple of fellas 200-some years ago named Lewis and Clark. There’s an impressive bronze memorial to them in the fine, uncrowded park that runs along the Missouri bank. Undiscovered, maybe? For blocks, sidewalks on either side of the Main Street bricks can be fairly unpeopled. The restaurants, boutiques and other fine establishments are every bit as nice as any nearer to ‘crossroads.’ The river alone is inspiring. Flotsam from one high-water stage includes huge tree trunks to walk along. Still, that’s a couple dozen feet below the marker from 1993, when the Missouri crested more than 40 feet above flood stage. Plenty to see, do and reflect on here. Meanwhile, Main Street’s dressed up in its holiday best. With restaurants coming and going, especially in a down economy, it’s cause for celebration when one lasts five years. (Local eateries, that is. Corporate joints like Applebee’s have deep-enough pockets for mouth-watering national ad campaigns to support local franchises.) Then, a decade for an entrepreneurial chef is astonishing, and 20 years is cause for dancing in the street. Ladies and gentlemen, start your salivary glands: Frazer’s Good Eats, 1811 Pestalozzi St., in the neighborhood not too far from that big brewery whose name escapes me right now, is 20 years old. The restaurant typically is rated between 4.5 and 5 stars by local reviewers; national site gives it 90 percent. Harrumph. Although that’s still an ‘A,’ one has to wonder. Did the heady, hoppy cereal smell wafting from that there brewery affect reviewers’ taste buds? Some have referred to deer overpopulation in the wealthier suburbs as a ‘luxury problem.’ Still, it’s a

problem, and not only for homeowners whose foliage is fodder for the munching mammals. They’re a safety hazard on the roads, especially in areas off Manchester Road and other major thoroughfares, which are not well lighted, if at all. Town & Country has again authorized White Buffalo, a sharpshooting outfit, to cull the herd this year. And there is resistance from some residents, and not solely for tree-hugging reasons. Several citizens cite studies from communities outside our metro area that indicate fertility control, not killing, is most effective in the long term for deer management. Used to be, bicycle racks were utilitarian installations that riders used simply as a stationary object to secure and lock their bikes. They’d slide the front or back wheel into a slot defined by a vertical row of metal bars that looked like a section of fence. Form followed function—yawn. A few years ago, racks that resembled a stick figure on a bicycle went up around the metro area. These served the same purpose, but benefited from an element of whimsy. Throughout the Delmar Loop of U. City, racks were installed recently that look more like street sculptures. Several unique designs were created with the input of business owners. In front of Blueberry Hill, the racks are two musical staffs in white-painted metal, complete with musical notes. Painted blue, of course. The fair city of Webster Groves was once to St. Louis a lot like the upscale communities of Westchester County, N.Y., and western Connecticut still are to NYC today. Webster was a ‘bedroom community’ in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wealthy industrialists took the train to the gritty, smoggy city for work and returned home to the relative quiet of tree-lined

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streets. And cleaner air. The railroad remains busy with freight trains, but the occasional Amtrak train doesn’t stop here, rattling farther west to stop at the historic station in Kirkwood. But many of the industrialists’ homes remain, some officially recognized as ‘Century Homes.’ And for the 21st year, several of these homes will be decked out for the holidays, indoors and out, for a house tour to benefit Hixson Middle School. The house tour pulls from throughout the area, and tickets may still be available as you read this. Six houses will don their holiday finest for the tour, noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Advance tickets are $15 and available throughout Webster until Nov. 30 at Hixson, Mac Hardware, Rolling Ridge Nursery, Straub’s and Freddie’s Market. Tickets are $18 day of the tour and available only at Eden Seminary, where a gift boutique, music and complimentary refreshments can be enjoyed at the seminary’s Schroer Commons.

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Since 1917, Rossman School has been helping each student find his or her unique voice. “We’re committed to helping them reach their full intellectual, physical, social, emotional and creative potential, and public speaking is an important part of what we do,” says head of school Pat Shipley. “These children are tomorrow’s leaders. As responsible citizens, they’ll need to communicate effectively, connect with others, and express their thoughts and ideas articulately.” The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a national organization of educators and business leaders, considers strong communications skills essential for meaningful participation in an increasingly global economy, she adds. To make sure students are ready for the future, Rossman emphasizes public speaking across the curriculum, measuring progress with specific benchmarks at each grade level, from junior kindergarten through sixth grade. “By the end of first grade, students are expected to enunciate clearly, speak at the proper speed and give clear oral directions,” Shipley explains. “By sixth grade, they’re able to organize their thoughts, express ideas fluently and customize presentations for different audiences.” Public speaking doesn’t come naturally to most people. “The best way to learn is by doing it as often as possible in a secure, nurturing environment, with plenty of support from teachers and peers,” Shipley says. “The more children speak before an audience, the more confidence they gain.” Rossman students get plenty of opportunities to overcome their shyness. Children of all ages are encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences at Monday morning gatherings. First graders present an annual Poetry Bash, videotaped so students can critique themselves and learn from their mistakes. Fourth graders, during a special assembly known as the Traveling Zoo, give a memorized speech about their favorite animal while wearing masks they’ve created for the occasion. “Our junior kindergarteners and first graders ‘activate’ the speech by touching the mask’s nose,” Shipley explains. “The children enjoy it—and they’re learning!” Often, the difference between success and failure in life isn’t intelligence or talent, but self-confidence, Shipley observes. “On graduation day, each sixth-grader gives a three-minute speech for parents and other guests,” she says. “Believe me, few experiences are more moving than seeing a child who came to us shy, awkward and unsure, transformed into a confident young man or woman who speaks straight from the heart in a strong, true voice.”


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Ground recently was broken for a new, $40 million addition to MICDS’ upper school campus. The 86,000-square-foot project, named the McDonnell Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Facility and Brauer Hall and Auditorium, is scheduled for completion in early 2014. The facility will include state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. Present at the event were MICDS alums Dr. William Danforth (‘44), Elizabeth Hall McDonnell (‘58), James McDonnell III (‘54), Camilla Thompson Brauer (‘64), Stephen Brauer (‘63) and head of School Lisa Lyle. The McDonnell and Brauer families are leadership donors for the project, contributing the two largest gifts in school history.

[ Good Enough to Eat ] Lumiere Place, River City Casino and Clear Channel Radio are partnering this holiday season to purchase hearing aids for kids, adults and seniors in need. Chefs at both entertainment complexes have created lifesize gingerbread houses in which guests can actually dine from now through Dec. 26. Each house, constructed from 450 pounds of gingerbread dough, 300 pounds of icing, 400 cookies, 130 cupcakes and 100 house-made gum drops, holds a family of four. Proceeds from all $20 reservation fees will go directly to the Center for Hearing and Speech. For reservations, call Lumiere Place at 314.881.7595 or River City Casino at 314.388.7625.

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Philanthropist Sunny Glassberg has received the 2012 Greensfelder Medal from Missouri Botanical Garden. Glassberg was honored for funding the Myron Glassberg Family Pavilion, which provides educational opportunities for disadvantaged children and others at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Mo. Among those saluting Glassberg were Garden president Peter Wyse Jackson, Shaw Nature Reserve director John Behrer, and guests Bob and Sally Sands. The Greensfelder Medal was established in 1980 to recognize individuals who contribute significantly to urban improvement, landscape planning, and garden and park planning.

[ Inspiring Gift ] To inspire future leaders, Anheuser-Busch recently donated Great Kings and Queens of Africa, an art collection valued at more than $1 million, to United Negro College Fund, which will distribute works from the collection to six member colleges and universities. The brewer also donated 30 college scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, to student leaders at the schools. A-B commissioned the collection, which features 30 works by African American artists such as Jonathan Knight and Lydia Thompson, in 1975.

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Mrs. Eleanor Morein Foster of Chesterfield recently donated Portrait Of George Washington, a painting by William Clark, to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The gift was made in honor of her late husband, art collector Charles Harry Foster. The portrait, completed in 1800, had previously been on long-term display at the Smithsonian.

[ Swingin’ Guys ] Two members of The Country Club of St. Albans recently won ESPN’s National Golf Challenge in Las Vegas. Raj Bhuyan and Mark Allenspach of Webster Groves teamed up to shoot a total score of 135, winning the finals by one stroke. They took home a trophy and the title ‘Best Two-Man Amateur Golf Team in America.’

[ Joyful Celebration Congregation Temple Israel marked its 125th anniversary with a birthday bash cocktail reception and dinner at Westwood Country Club. More than 300 guests attended, including Rabbi Amy Feder and cochairs Marcia Pass, Natalie Handelman, Judy Harris, Marcie Kalina and Carol Cohen.

[ Heartening News ] St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield ranks as the best in St. Louis for cardiac surgery and services, according to a recent study by Healthgrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization. The study also names St. Luke’s No. 1 in Missouri for neurosurgery, neurosciences, overall pulmonary services, critical care and gastrointestinal medical treatment. The Healthgrades report, based on Medicare records from 2009 through 2011, evaluates the performance of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Marcia Pass, Natalie Handelman, Judy Harris

[ Kudos ] Jack Challis, an attorney at Polsinelli Shugart, recently received the Missouri Bar Association’s President’s Award for his contributions to the field of estate planning. Challis, a shareholder in the firm’s St. Louis office, specializes in the area of wealth planning and administration. He and his wife, Vicki, live in Town & Country.

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Dennis Lehane has been lauded for Mystic River, a harrowing novel about how childhood trauma shapes three IrishAmerican friends. But he is best known for his crime fiction. A Drink Before the War, the first book of the six-part Kenzie-Gennaro series, sets the tone. Private eyes Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro set up shop in Dorchester, their blue-collar Boston neighborhood “where your boundaries begin in the schoolyard and last a lifetime.” When powerful politicians hire them to find a cleaning woman who supposedly stole important state documents, the partners get caught in the crossfire of Uzitoting gangs, warring political factions, corrupt cops and child prostitution. The quality of the writing and the complexity of characterization and theme elevate A Drink far above the pulp genre. At the raw, beating heart of the series is the relationship between Patrick and Angie, high school friends who grew up to unhappily marry the wrong people. The good guys usually don’t win in Dennis Lehane’s world; at best, they come to an uneasy truce with evil. But sometimes, they find meaning in the never-ending battle for social justice. — tony di martino, senior editor

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This is one of those books that, as an English major, I somehow never read. In upper-crust New York society at the turn of the 20th century, young lawyer Newland Archer is blissfully content with his naive fiancee and the aristocratic society in which they grew up. Then the Countess Ellen Olenska arrives on a wave of controversy: She left her philandering Polish husband and has no intention of returning to him. Archer falls for her, struggling to suppress his feelings toward the woman who flouts his prim ideals. Under the same quiet scrutiny Ellen faces, he sees the hypocrisy of his aristocratic upbringing for the first time. Wharton’s elaborate descriptions of this opulent, repressed world reveal what this high society truly values and how low it will go to save face, even when staring directly at the truth. Her characters’ willful ignorance of their own judgmental ways shows that even under the glossy, pristine surface, no one is ever truly innocent.

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see what all the fatwa flap was about. The Satanic Verses, the book that was so offensive to Muslim extremists that it drove the author underground (and resulted in the deaths of several translators), is part narrative, part parable, in the genre of magical realism. It starts with man’s fall from grace, when our two protagonists, both ex-pat Indian actors, are hurled to earth during a plane crash, much like Satan’s expulsion from Heaven. On earth, one of the men, Gibreel, fancies himself the Archangel, “with the power of revelation in his hands.” The other, Saladin, grows hoofs, horns and a tail. It may sound transparent, but it’s not. In England, each man battles his demons, and I think the book ultimately is about that process and the conflicting roles of free will and fate. The Satanic Verses deals with divine revelation, identity, alienation and metamorphosis. It is a fascinating book, if you can get beyond long allegorical passages that would benefit from some knowledge of Quranic readings. — dorothy weiner, editor in chief

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[ After leaving her job as in-house counsel at Intrav, Webster Groves attorney Norma Maret Bolin wrote books, including The Route 66 St. Louis Cookbook: The Mother Lode of Recipes from the Mother Road, now in its third printing. The French onion soup recipe from the old Famous-Barr dining room is included, as is the Swiss risotto recipe from Beffa’s, which closed in 2011 after 113 years in operation. ]

[ Former St. Louisan Debbie Lum explores the world of mail-order brides in her new documentary, Seeking Asian Female. Now a filmmaker in San Francisco, Lum grew up in St. Louis County and attended Forsyth School and John Burroughs. If you missed a screening at the St. Louis Film Festival, look for the film on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2013. ]

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City to space above Triumph Grill in Grand Center. About $200,000 has been raised for the move, which will cost about $600,000. And if you haven’t noticed yet, about 20 buildings in Grand Center are now outlined in blue lights, an idea of SLU president Lawrence Biondi. ]

[ To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Clayton’s Hillcrest subdivision, residents received copies of the original indentures, which stipulated, “no person not wholly of Caucasian blood shall acquire any estate or interest in any land in said tract.” So much for the ‘good old days.’ ]


the buzz] gellman team

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Dr. Barry Feinberg of Injury Specialists discusses the diagnoses and treatment of aches and pains at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Frontenac Hilton Hotel. Email or call 314.995.3040 for free reservations ( Coleman has joined the board of directors of Mental

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Coleman is chief operating officer at Behavioral Health Response, a clinical call center providing mental health services (mha-em. com)... Doctors at Chesterfield Orthodontics have traveled all over the world this year to teach other orthodontic professionals about SureSmile lingual braces, including to Australia, Puerto Rico, New Zealand and the U.S. (636.778.9345)...

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RENT-A-RELATIVE by tony di martino

It’s been said that you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your relatives. Well, thanks to Rent-A-Relative, now you can. “Rent-A-Relative is a professional concierge, errand and transportation service designed to assist busy St. Louisans and seniors,” says Lynne Parriott, who coowns the business with her husband, Brooks. “People these days don’t have time to run all over town doing errands. Everyone needs extra help now and then, whether it’s dropping off the dry cleaning, picking up a prescription, or getting the car washed or serviced. Let us do the running, so you can spend more time with your family or focus on your job.” Parriott knows what it’s like to be busy. She and Brooks also own Pattering Paws, a pet-care company. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she worked in the corporate world. “I’m my ideal customer,” she says with a laugh. “I always used to wish for an extra pair of hands that could do my holiday shopping or meet the caterer at the house while I finished a report at work.” She finally stopped wishing and started Rent-A-Relative last March. The business provides all the benefits of a personal assistant without the hassles of hiring an employee, Parriott notes. “We serve a wide range of clients— working moms who ask us to shop for groceries or take their kids to COCA three times a week, busy execs who want us to take care of their corporate or personal travel plans, and seniors who need a ride to The Muny or the doctor.” Parriott and her staff are especially protective toward their senior clients. “We treat your parents like they’re our own,” she says. “With just a phone call, our driver will pick them up, get them to their destination safely and on time, and drive them

photo by Bill Barrett


home afterward, including escorting them to their door.” Unlike many relatives, Rent-A-Relative staff are consistently dependable, cheerful and courteous, Parriott adds. All have corporate, managerial or event planning experience. “We live where we work, and we’re part of the community,” Parriott says. “We’ll use your favorite vendors, but we’re also happy to make recommendations. We know St. Louis like the back of our hand and have seen, eaten and shopped it all!” Crisply uniformed staff report for duty in late-model Volvos and are fully insured and bonded. The company serves the LYNNE PARRIOTT central corridor area and charges a basic hourly rate; corporate rates and volume discounts are available. So if you’re tired of waiting for the cable guy, want someone to water your plants while you’re on vacation, or need the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend, consider Rent-A-Relative. “We’ll tackle your to-do list so you can focus on other things,” Parriott says. “We want to make your life easier, and we’re really good at it. We’re the ‘more hours in a day’ that everyone’s always wishing for!”

pictured on the cover: Rent-A-Relative staffers Elizabeth Van Dyke, Walker Hoerr, Virginia Pilz, Steve Shepley, Lynne Parriott, Brooks Parriott. For more information, call 314.995.9994 or visit Cover design AND photo courtesy of Rent-A-Relative

Local talent. A world of resources. BMO Private Bank welcomes Mark Ralfs. BMO Private Bank is pleased to announce that Mark Ralfs has joined our St. Louis office as Vice President, Wealth Advisor. Mark brings more than 10 years of professionalism, reliability and dedication to serving clients’ wealth management needs. Mark Ralfs, AAMS Vice President, Wealth Advisor BMO Private Bank 13205 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63131 314-543-3374 BMO Private Bank is a brand name used in the United States by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. Not all products and services are available in every state and/or location. © 2012 BMO Financial Corp. 12-323-070 (11/12) november 28, 2012


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Redevelopment Opportunities for Women 6:30 p.m. | Central Reform Congregation

314.800.1911 Community Education

Stressed from your Aches and Pains?

>> Lunch with Santa

Our Little Haven 11 a.m. | Chaminade


>> Holiday Celebration


>> Caregiver Awards Luncheon

Did you know …minor and/or major aches and pains may cause people to loose the ability to cope with life? This discussion will teach you about diagnosing the source of your pain and the treatments that will give you back quality of life.


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>> 29th Annual Snow Ball

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri 6 p.m. | Hyatt Regency Saint Louis at the Arch

>> Wedding Gown Sale

Brides Against Breast Cancer 5 p.m. | Millennium Hotel St. Louis

>> Winter Gala

St. Louis Writers Guild 6:30 p.m. | The Feasting Fox (Gretchen’s Inn Banquet Room)


7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This event is FREE, but registration is required. To register, please call 314-995-3990 or email with your name, address and the number attending.

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of St. Louis and Northeast Missouri 11 a.m. | St. Louis Marriott West Alzheimer’s Association 8 a.m. | The Hilton Frontenac

Barry I. Feinberg, M.D.

Frontenac Hilton Hotel 1335 South Lindbergh Blvd. Frontenac, MO 63131

Opera Theatre St. Louis 6 p.m. | Old Warson Country Club

>> Reason to Hope

• Board Certified Anesthesiologist • Fellowship Trained Pain Management • Pain & Rehabilitation Specialist • Medical Director, Injury Specialists

Wednesday December 5, 2012

Arthritis Foundation 6 p.m. | Four Seasons Hotel

>> Triva Night

Serving Seniors Wherever They Call Home

Learn more at:

>> Silver Ball

>> Saint Louis Art Museum biennial Gala 7 p.m. | East Building, Saint Louis Art Museum

them show you how they can help. Seniors deserve the very best. Chandelle,

>> Festival of Trees Gala and Auction 5:30 p.m. | Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet Life Skills

>> Sheer Elegance: Elements of Style & Grace Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club Noon | Chase Park Plaza

>> Trivia Night

The Wyman Center 6 p.m. | The Wyman Center

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>> Advocacy Luncheon for the Arts

Regional Arts Commission 11:30 a.m. | Regional Arts Commission

>> Javier Mendoza—

A Christmas Show on a Silent Night Nurses for Newborns 8 p.m. & 7 p.m. | The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive


Photo by Colin Miller of Strauss Peyton

the Velvet


Q: My boss constantly takes credit for my work at staff meetings. It really bothers me—especially since he spends more time golfing than working. Anything I can do? ——Overdue in Ladue A: No one should take credit for ideas that are not their own. Some bosses feel so insecure in their job— or their ability to do their job—they feel compelled to take personal credit for the work of their staff. No need to feel like a victim. After all, you are being paid for your ideas. There may, however, be a way to leverage your hard work and get the credit you deserve. Ask your boss to get together before the next staff meeting. Take this opportunity to review your work and ask if it meets his expectations. This should indicate your desire to cooperate with him, not undermine his authority. And it may help him become more sensitive to your desire for recognition. He might even be more willing to give you credit or less likely to ‘steal’ your ideas at the next staff meeting. In the meantime, enjoy the creative process of seeing your ideas come to fruition. My sense is people on your management team know who the boss really is. But don’t underestimate the power of doing business on the golf course. Your boss may be making more of a contribution to the company’s bottom line than you realize. Maybe you should think about taking up the game!

Q: Any advice on gifting the boss and co-workers for the holidays? ——Trying to Get in the Holiday Spirit A: Gifting at the office at holiday time can be fraught with unintended consequences: Your motivations may be silently questioned by the recipient, their spouse, the boss and other co-workers. A relatively safe option for bringing holiday cheer without causing a flap—give the same gift to everyone. Consider a tray of healthy snack food or sweet treats. If you feel compelled to gift a colleague, be discreet and don’t flaunt it in front of others. More important, find your reason for the season. Remember, not everyone looks forward to the holidays. Some of your colleagues—perhaps even the boss—may be quietly dealing with difficult, personal issues. Simply showing that you care is what it’s all about at holiday time. May you find peace on earth, or at least peace at your office, for this holiday season! Job shopping for the holidays? If you think you need to wait until after the holidays to search, think again. According to The USA Weekly website, there is reduced competition and easier access to decision makers who are reviewing resumes. Consider every holiday as a networking opportunity. A word of caution: don’t overindulge. You want to be remembered...but not as the guest who had one too many.

If you have a question for Joan, send it to Joan Lee Berkman is the founder of Face Watchers, a strategic, customized marketing and public relations firm

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Local talent. A world of resources. BMO Private Bank welcomes Scott Meyer. BMO Private Bank is pleased to announce that Scott Meyer has joined our St. Louis office as Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager. Scott brings more than 15 years of professionalism, reliability and dedication to serving clients’ wealth management needs. Scott Meyer Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager BMO Private Bank 13205 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63131 314-543-3438

BMO Private Bank is a brand name used in the United States by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. Not all products and services are available in every state and/or location. © 2012 BMO Financial Corp. 12-323-070 (11/12) november 28, 2012


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4 West Drive | Suite 170 Chesterfield 63017 Brent Dee Bankhead, DDS, MS Darren Rodabough, DDS, MS november 28, 2012

Bringing a new baby home can be a bit bewildering to even the most prepared parents. For a mother suffering from a postpartum adjustment disorder, just holding her infant can be overwhelming. Through group meetings and telephone support, the St. Louis nonprofit Mother to Mother ensures no new mom has to deal with emotional difficulties alone. Studies indicate that postpartum depression affects between 10 and 20 percent of new mothers, while postpartum psychosis, a more severe condition, affects a smaller percentage. Symptoms of PPD may include depressed mood, anxiety, loss of energy, sleep disturbance, feelings of anger, guilt or sadness, and lack of interest in the baby. These disorders usually are temporary, but if undiagnosed and untreated, they can damage family relationships and negatively affect the mother and child. Volunteer Geralyn Oldham noticed she was having trouble sleeping after the birth of her son Mitchell eight years ago. Over-the-counter sleep medication didn’t help, and she went three days with barely three hours of sleep. “I thought I was going crazy,” Oldham says. “I couldn’t take care of myself, let alone my son. I wanted my husband to stay home because I didn’t feel I could take care of my son by myself.” She was diagnosed with PPD and Geralyn oldham referred to Mother to Mother’s photo by bill barrett telephone support service. The next day, she called Linda Meyer, the nonprofit’s executive director. “Having somebody to talk to who experienced the same thing I did was great,” Oldham says. After six months of therapy, medication and working with a Mother to Mother phone volunteer, Oldham felt like herself again. Social support is essential for women with PPD, Oldham says. “It’s important for family members to support the new mom, even if they don’t understand what’s going on,” she says. “You are going through so much; being able to have a little time for yourself is important and very hard to do. I was very blessed because I had a husband who could come home and help and an aunt who came for a whole month.” Oldham started volunteering with Mother to Mother in 2008, offering information sessions for moms-to-be at area hospitals, assisting with office work and helping to organize fundraisers such as a recent trivia night and silent auction that raised $6,000 and an annual spring Mother’s Day luncheon. She would like to train to become a telephone support volunteer. In addition to phone services, Mother to Mother runs free support groups that meet twice a month in Creve Coeur, St. Peters, and Collinsville, Ill., and mothers are welcome to bring their babies. Oldham urges women who are suffering to seek assistance. “It’s a taboo, mental health. People are afraid people will think less of a mother because she is having difficulty,” Oldham says. “It’s OK to talk about it; you will get better sooner if you talk to your doctor and get some help, and then you can enjoy your new baby more.”

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, 4 percent of fathers experience depression in the first year of their child’s life.

+ The 10-question Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale survey is used to screen new mothers for PPD.

PHOTO ALBUM Great River Greenway

happenings by kari williams

Great River Greenway opened the newest section of St. Vincent Greenway at Ruth Porter Park, located near Delmar Boulevard, and broke ground at Skinker Boulevard and Etzel Avenue for the next portion of the trail. Upon completion, St. Vincent Greenway will connect North County, near the University of MissouriSt. Louis, to Forest Park.

Camp Rainbow

Happy anniversary to Camp Rainbow, celebrating 25 years of providing free camp experiences for children with cancer and blood-related diseases. Pictured: Paul and Kathy Winn, their two boys and Allen Brockman

106th birthday

Clayton resident Augusta (Gussie) Feehan celebrated her 106th birthday at Bethesda Barclay House, a retirement community in Clayton, along with other residents who have birthdays in the same month.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – St. Louis Foundation recently raised $11,000 at its Golf Classic. The funds promote education, training for professionals selected for the Latino Leadership Institute, and support scholarships for participants of the LLI and college students. Pictured: Tim Walsh, Jim Hall, Jeff Baxter, Rich Carlson

Our Little Haven

Our Little Haven presented its ninth annual Chic Boutiques fashion event fundraiser. Guests enjoyed shopping, auctions, a fashion show and more.

This amazing person deserves amazing care. That’s the belief that drives everything we do at McKnight Place Extended Care. With our great nurse-to-resident ratio and local owners on-site, establishing close relationships with our Residents comes naturally to us. In The Gatesworth tradition of excellence, we extend our very best to Residents and their families. Our Residents amaze us every day. We’d love to meet your amazing family member.

To learn more, please call Christina at 314-993-2221. Two McKnight Place | St. Louis, MO 63124 McKnight Place Extended Care is committed to equal housing opportunity and does not discriminate in housing and services because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, 28, familial or natural origin.| 21 november 2012 status |



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What | Beaux Arts Council Dinner Where | The Ritz-Carlton When | Oct. 18 Why | To honor the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generous benefactors and to celebrate


the opening of the Federico Barocci exhibit Who | Director of the National Gallery in London Dr. Nicholas Penny, Saint Louis Art Museum executive director Brent Benjamin, art enthusiasts and distinguished supporters Highlights | The opportunity to mingle with influential council donors who enable the museum to provide quality exhibitions and innovative educational programming, as well as maintain its exceptional collection



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What | Pedal the Cause 2012 Where | Soldier’s Memorial When | Oct. 6 Why | To celebrate and prepare for the next day’s bike ride held to raise funds for cancer research. Pedal the Cause’s mission is to provide funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital through an annual cycling challenge. Who | Ride participants Nick Schopp, Nathanial Smith and Kevin Muhnn and volunteers Heidi Veron and Jan Butler Highlights | Guests and participants enjoyed a buffet-style meal catered by Hollyberry Catering and heard Pedal the Cause ambassador Leisa Zigman speak.

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by charles barnes What | Brinkmann-Burkhardt Celebration Where | Bryan Mill-Femme Osage in Defiance, Mo. When | Oct. 6 Why | To celebrate the launch of Bryan Mill-Femme Osage,

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an historic stone structure dating to 1843 and newly purchased by Bob and Kim Brinkmann. All proceeds raised are to benefit the Katy Land Trust, a project of the Ozark Regional Land Trust. Who | Hosts Bob and Kim Brinkmann and Dan and Connie Burkhardt Highlights | Cool, crisp fall weather, an outstanding dinner prepared by Annie Gunn’s, musical guest Michael Martin Murphey, singer/songwriter of the ’75 hit Wildfire.


What | ‘Sweet Success’ Luncheon and Fashion Show Where | Sheraton Westport Chalet When | Oct. 8 Why | To benefit Parkinson’s disease research conducted locally at the Center for Advanced Parkinson Research at Washington University School of Medicine Who | Dr. Joel and Monica Perlmutter, Deborah Dalin Guyer, honorary chairs Steve and Lynn Hurster, Mark and Nancy Kodner, Jon and Kelly Kodner, Penny Kodner, chairs Christine Karsh, Lynda Wiens and Kathy Wunderlich, National Chairman/CEO Leslie Chambers, emcee Victoria Babu Highlights | Models in stunning fall fashions and evening wear from local boutiques and entertainment by the St. Louis Sirens

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[ READY READERS ] by margaret rambo What | Music Under the Stars Where | Home of Edwin and Lenore Pepper When | Oct. 6 Why | To support Ready Readers in its work to read aloud to preschoolers, helping to increase their vocabularies, stimulate their imaginations and expose them to quality books. Who | Hosts Edwin and Lenore Pepper, chair M. Lynn Yearwood, executive director Lisa Greening, Lucille Jennings (cited for outstanding volunteerism), sponsors Fox Family Foundation and Maryville Technologies Highlights | Soulful renditions by vocalist Brian Owens

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Quail Hollow


By Suzy Bacino | Photos by Suzy Gorman

odd McCane, retired president of The Young Group, a multi-disciplined construction company, and his wife, Sharyn, are living the ranch life. The couple moved from St. Louis to 340 acres of pristine land near Hermann, Mo., calling their new labor of love Quail Hollow Ranch. For more than 40 years, Todd has been tearing pages from Architectural Digest, and this home is



of all that dreaming. The McCanes gave us the grand tour—and a window into what it took to make a lifelong dream come true.

T&S | When did you start the project? TM | Three years ago, in 2009. The first thing we did was build the lake—it’s 30 acres. We used the excavated dirt to build up the platform for the new house. T&S | How did you choose this property? sm | At first I told Todd, “You’re not going to move me out this far!” We must have looked at 50 farms, but I had conditions: No. 1, I wanted at least a small town to be nearby; No. 2, there had to be a home on site we could live in while we built; and No. 3, I wanted a blacktop driveway. When we pulled up and I saw that all three things were here, I knew this was the place!

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T&S | Who designed the house? TM | I did. We had a great architect, Lauren Strutman in Chesterfield, but I knew what I wanted. T&S | Are you both St. Louis natives? TM | I’m from Ladue and Sharyn grew up on a cattle ranch in Moberly, Mo. T&S | Sharyn, you ride and show horses, and your barn is a showplace. sm | I grew up riding and now I show locally. We started the stables at the same time as the house. Right now we have seven stalls and four horses. T&S | And you even had a wedding in the barn! TM | My granddaughter Katelyn got married in the barn. We had chairs set up in rows, and all their friends lined the balcony on the second floor. Dinner and dancing were on the patio! T&S | Tell me about the building process. TM | A great carpenter, Dave Pohlmann from Golden Eagle, Ill., was my lead foreman, and we had other carpenters and daily meetings. We really created this place as we went along. The guys weren’t used to working that way, and it really allowed them to express their creativity and workmanship. T&S | Where did you start? TM | Well, we had to build the road, for one thing! Then we constructed a building to use as ‘the shop.’ It was the carpenters’ H.Q. and where we staged all the materials for the job. T&S | And the house? TM | Once the shell was finished, we started on the bar; it has five scenes carved above it. I had it done by a Lake St. Louis artist after I showed him drawings. We made him a special bench to use while he worked that would accommodate the curve of the wood. It took him about one month per carving. T&S | Did you have a decorator? TM | Yes, Helen Ruppert from St. Louis helped with carpeting, fabric, wallpaper, etc. She is especially wonderful with color. T&S | This certainly is not the typical country ranch home. sm | Todd has been waiting his whole life to build this home. He knew what he wanted down to the most minute detail. The whole family calls it ‘Todd’s Masterpiece’!


The bar room has brass ceiling panels, custom carvings and a green marble counter.

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The living room

The kitchen has two islands and double sinks.

The barn

The master bedroom

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The Timber Room has ceiling trusses from South Carolina and a chandelier from Illinois.

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It was love at first back flip for Alice Coulter and Jonathan Benner, who met in middle school when Jonathan came over to Alice’s house for her brother’s birthday party. “He started doing back flips in my yard, and I was sold,” Alice says. The couple were married May 25 in Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church. The high school sweethearts separated when they headed to different colleges, but spent time together during semester breaks. At the end of one break, Alice asked Jonathan to stop by her house to wish her goodbye. After waiting for him for three hours, she says, she headed back to Mizzou, disheartened. But Jonathan showed up on campus a week later and told her he couldn’t stand to say goodbye, and they’ve been together ever since. “He’s very romantic,” Alice says. Jonathan surprised Alice by proposing to her in front of 60 people at the business school graduation party she threw for him in May 2011. Casual romance was the ambience the couple sought to create at their wedding. “Everything from our stationary to floral arrangements, I wanted it to be nice and welcoming and romantic and fun,” Alice says. They selected May for the event so they could use Missouri peonies in the bouquets. Organic, locally grown food was one highlight of the reception at SqWires in Lafayette Square. Missouri mushrooms and free-range chicken were served as part of the formal dinner, and the cake was baked with regional wild raspberries. “The food was phenomenal. It was the best wedding cake I’ve had in my entire life,” Alice says.

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Caterer | SqWires Baker | Sugaree Baking Gown | Rivini, from Fleur de Lis Bridal Boutique Florist | Bloomin’ Buckets

Bride’s parents | Joan A. Coulter, Con Curran Coulter Groom’s parents | Leonmarie Benner, Robert T. Benner Maids of Honor | Margaret Coulter Bridesmaids | Rebecca Coulter, Elizabeth Eby, Whitney Beck, Kathryn Yorg Best Man | C. Curran Coulter II Groomsmen | Ryan Koppy, Christopher Hoglan, David Reed, Dustin Underwood november 28, 2012


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[t&s]picks Holiday complied by meredith bush

1 | Prints Charming Gallery

3 | GiddyUp Jane

Custom framing, artwork, tabletop frames, private custom-framing parties, home accessories and gifts 9220 Clayton Road | 314.721.2699

Blessings-In-Disguise bracelets combine vintage religious medals with contemporary design. Amethyst, amazonite and pyrite shown. 9670 Clayton Road | 314.993.9944

2 | Hanna Andersson

4 | B. Davis Design

What happens when Star Wars joins forces with supersoft Hanna organic cotton? The best sleepwear in the galaxy! Available just in time for holiday gifts. Saint Louis Galleria | 314.282.2288

Find happy surprises around every corner at B. Davis: a collection of home accessories, florals and giftsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and a wonderful place to visit. 10502 Manchester Road | 314.822.2221

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Give the gifts you would love to receive! 5 | Gourmet to Go

There are so many delicious ways to redeem a Gourmet to Go gift card—the tasteful gift. Ladue | Clayton | Westport 314.205.1151 |

6 | Craft Alliance Gallery Shop

Philippa Roberts hand-hammered and brushed sterling creates this bold, sophisticated cuff bracelet. 6640 Delmar Blvd. | 314.725.1177

7 | EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery

The restaurant and winery’s new white Pinot Noir has just arrived in time for the holidays. Enjoy one of the top varietals to have on hand during the holidays. 550 Chesterfield Center | 636.532.0550

8 | K. Hall Studio

Experience the warmth of our Siberian Fir Holiday screen-printed candle; it burns up to 120 hours and fills your home with a warm, woodsy fragrance. 8416 Manchester Road |



A Personalized Gift Shows How Much You Care.



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Child’s Director’s Chair only $49.95

9 | Laurie Solet

Available in RED, ROYAL and PINK canvas with walnut or white finish.

Now at Laurie Solet: Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac crossbody bag. 18 The Boulevard | 314.727.7467 1176 Town & Country Crossing Drive | $195


10 | Sign of the Arrow TO ORDER & FOR MORE GIFT IDEAS

come home for the holidays Your favorite flavors back for the holiday season.

Clayton Des Peres Ladue

Holiday greetings from the Museum of Modern Art! Boxed Christmas cards from MOMA feature different artists and designs. 9740 Clayton Road

11 | Genovese Jewelers

14kt. yellow gold, eight-bezel station bangle with diamonds and amethysts 12460 Olive Blvd. | 314.878.6203 | $2,950

13 | Chill

Purchase a jar of Chill’s homemade fudge sauce and get a quart of frozen yogurt to go for $5, Nov. 28 through Dec. 3. Holiday flavors include toasted almond, Aztec Mexican hot chocolate, pistachio and red velvet cake. 9793 Clayton Road-Ladue 11935 Manchester Road-Des Peres 7610 Wydown Blvd.-Clayton

14 | J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

J. Gilbert’s serves expertly aged Certified Angus beef prime steaks and fresh seafood at a downto-earth value. Purchase $100 in gift cards in the restaurant and receive $20 for yourself. West County Center 314.965.4600 |

12 | AlbarrÉ Jewelry

Bring in this ad for a $1.00 off your favorite cup. Nov. 28 - Dec. 31, 2012

We have a beautiful selection of fine jewelry, watches and estate jewelry, like these diamond and gold earrings, as well as a designer on site for custom jewelry needs. 9711 Clayton Road | 314.997.1707 |

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Many gifts for many people. Get your ready-made gift boxes here.

15 | 10denza

Wear a goat leather rocker jacket from Scotch & Soda Amsterdam Couture during the holidays and impress your friends. 44 Maryland Plaza | | $498

16 | Blown Away

Blown Away Blow Dry Bar is an affordable service for all ages. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a no-cut, no-color salon. Gift certificates can be used for blowouts, dry styling, products and at our Kiss & Make-Up Bar. 8815 Ladue Road | 314.932.1116 | $35 for 35 minutes

17 | The Silver Lady

Ring in the New Year wearing a stunning 14kt. white gold ring with London blue topaz and diamonds cascading down the side. Designed by John Atencio. 4736 McPherson Ave. | 314.367.7587 6364 Delmar Blvd. | 314.727.0704 |

L o c a l l y o w n e d a n d o p e r a t e d - hand crafted bath and body goods m a d e o n l o c a t i o n a n d s o l d worldwide. Thank you St. Louis.

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21 | Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers

Five-piece stackable rings are available in five colors. 28 The Boulevard | 314.296.3547 | $19

19 | Sugaree Bakery

An assortment of cookies made with 100 percent sweet butter and the finest ingredients. 1242 Tamm Ave. | 314.645.5496

9670 CLAYTON ROAD h LADUE 314.993.9944

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20 | Pure Bliss Living

The Union of Angels line is derived from a mix of equestrian Virginia countryside and bohemian ease. Try a top, flowing dress or skirt.

Designer Daria de Koning’s ‘Dagny’ stacking ring with carnelian cabochons and other complementary gemstones set in 18kt. gold. Wear it alone or pair with another Dagny. 101 S. Hanley Road, Ste. 110 | 314.863.8820 | $3,250

22 | Kodner Gallery

An original oil painting by American illustrator Charles MacLellan (1885-1941) titled Welcome Home and dated 1918. 9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477

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‘Tis the season... of great food and festive gatherings. Our creative entertaining menus are just a click away.

23 | Cat’s Meow Personalized Gifts

Bright and whimsical personalized Christmas stockings are available in several coordinating patterns and fabrics, including stripes, polka dots and damask. 12065 Manchester Road | 314.909.1415

Creative. Distinctive. Impressive.


24 | ChiroThin Weight Loss Center

Ladue • Clayton • Westport

Lose 20 to 30 pounds in just six weeks with the doctorsupervised ChiroThin Weight Loss program. Accomplished without shakes or pre-packaged food. Schedule a no-charge, no-obligation consultation. 173 Long Road, Ste. 100 | 636.530.1212

Dish up some holiday cheer!

25 | Presently Personalized Gifts

Our exclusive Atlantis Crystal Jewelry features stunning Swarovski crystals are set in sterling silver and hypo-allergenic. | $105



9740 Clayton Road St. Louis, Missouri 63124 314.994.0606

Clothing for the active lifestyle including styles for yoga, fitness and loungewear.

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Gala attendees will get a sneak preview of the new east building expansion during the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Anticipation Gala Dec. 1, although the building doesn’t officially open until June 2013. Attire is black-tie and can be interpreted in either a modern or traditional way. My recommendation is to wear long to this regal event and select a gown that has a modern or traditional look, thus celebrating both aspects of the museum in its new form. The existing structure is traditional, and the new wing is modern, so why not consider silhouettes that are dramatically contoured or understated but with eye-catching details? And remember: Solid colors provide a beautiful backdrop for artful and bold jewelry and accessories.

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by ellen nisenson soule

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[ tricks of the trade ] Q: What are the five must-have items for my evening handbag? it’s small, and I can’t bring the cosmetic counter with me.

Lela Rose

Oscar de la Renta

A: In addition to your cell phone, here are what I suggest, preferably in mini sizes: Lip gloss, Walgreens oil-absorbing sheets for the face, a perfume sample, hand cream and makeup mirror. Don’t forget the breath mints and business cards!

Ellen Soule is a public relations expert. She formerly worked as the Neiman Marcus public relations manager in St. Louis and as a Dana Buchman regional consultant.

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A Truly Different & Better Choice for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care.

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by catherine klene Dementia is frightening not only for those diagnosed

with the illness, but also for their families struggling to understand what it means. They come searching for more than just a memory-care community—they’re searching for answers, says Karen Tjaden, director of marketing and admissions at Parc Provence. “Families are looking for education, support and direction when they first visit Parc. We specialize in dementia. That’s all we do here, and we have a whole different focus and way of working,” she says. “Residents still have the same feelings, needs and desires as you and I. We treat them as individuals with dignity and respect.” Carefully crafted, personalized residential-activity programs are a key part of Parc Provence’s mission to keep residents mentally and physically active as long as possible. Six different calendars chart more than 80 daily activities, including yoga, a happy hour social group, poetry club and more. Residents are grouped together by interest and cognitive ability through all stages of dementia. “Residents’ life stories are shared with staff to gain valuable insight,” Tjaden says. “Sometimes we will do something as simple as drive through the parks and see Christmas lights or as involved as going to The Muny in the summer or lunch at a restaurant. Because we focus on interests and abilities, no one is left out. Cognitive engagement and stimulation are key to making a meaningful life, especially in the early stages of dementia, and being with others like themselves makes for a much more meaningful experience.”

Tjaden says activities at Parc Provence are equally as engaging as those off-campus; its art and music therapists photo courtesy of parc provence lead programs that do far more than entertain. Whether residents prefer Bruce Springsteen or Bach, Tjaden says the goal of group and individual music sessions is to stimulate communication and self-esteem and enhance memory through nostalgia. The art therapy program gives residents the chance to create a record of their experience and help others remember how residents used to be, too. “On the outside, they may not look like they did 20 years ago, but there are still fragments of that person inside, and they want you to reach that and remember,” Tjaden says. “Art therapy helps them connect with and express that person.” For families who first faced a dementia diagnoses with uncertainly, Tjaden says their loved ones’ active lifestyles provide encouragement and comfort. “Early-stage residents will sometimes be so busy, their loved ones will call to say hello and we have to tell them sorry, she’s not in her room; she’s busy today,” she says. “Family feedback is extremely positive, especially when they see their family members overcoming particular challenges thanks to the individualized programs and environment geared toward dementia residents.”

Parc Provence is located at 605 Coeur de Ville Drive. For more information, contact Karen or Kelley 314.542.2500 or visit Cover provided by Parc Provence

A Truly Different & Better Choice for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care.

At Parc Provence, Re s i d e n t s benefit from a person-centered approach. We focus on well being by building on strengths and making connections through life stories. As part of the award~winning Gatesworth Communities, Parc Provence sets new standards for dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Honoring Moments of the

Past by Celebrating Them in the Present. To schedule a tour, call Karen or Kelley at 314-542-2500. 605 Coeur de Ville Drive Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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[ adult day centers ]

[ Minding Memory

They’re not ‘day-care’ centers. They’re day programs for adults who need supervised care — and a godsend for primary caregivers.

by mary konroy

It’s estimated there are more than 5 million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s disease. And, as people live longer, incidence of the disease will increase. But help is available, and there is reason to hope — including an international study, led by a local researcher, to determine whether the disease can be prevented.

Maggie Menefee, Adult Day Center director, Jewish Community Center Approaching a loved one about attending an adult day center requires tact and compassion. These centers are not ‘day-care’ programs, a term associated with children that may scare adults who are already struggling to accept their disease diagnosis. Avoid using it. Some day centers target certain populations. They may be Alzheimer’s specific. Our program includes people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, strokes and developmental disabilities. Other centers are more like social clubs. Adult day programs can provide socialization, stimulation and a safe environment. But not all centers are created equal. When looking for a program, check to see if it is licensed by the state. Find out its staffing ratio. Visit and tour the center. Does it appear safe? What’s its reputation? Take your loved one for lunch there. It may help alleviate their fear, and it can be fun. Visit the websites of the Missouri and National Adult Day Services associations for more tips. Carrie Craven, activities director, Bethesda Dilworth and Adult Day Services Because the number of people living with Alzheimer’s is increasing, more families and caregivers seek adult day services. Although we do not specifically target this demographic, we are happy to accommodate them in our program. An adult day program can ensure that medications are taken and meals are served. It can also eliminate the isolation that some seniors experience when their caregiver has other daily responsibilities outside the home. When looking for an adult day program, find a place that is reputable and has a good staff-participant ratio. Tour the center and make sure the facility is clean with plenty of space to move about. Ask about their activity schedule, what a typical day is like and how often they go on day trips. Inquire about food, snacks and whether there is a medical professional on site who can help with medications and assist participants who aren’t feeling well. Answers to these questions can help determine if the adult day-services program you are considering is the right one for your loved one.

Tired of Sinus and Allergy Problems? Dr. Jim Gould of the St. Louis Sinus Center now offers an amazing new treatment known as XprESS Balloon Sinus Dilation. XprESS is a quick, minimally-invasive in-office procedure that reopens blocked sinuses, restoring natural sinus ventilation and drainage providing instant, life changing lasting relief.

See how a little balloon provides instant sinus relief that lasts. Call now for your evaluation 1–314–4RELIEF (473-5433) The New St. Louis Sinus Center James D. Gould, M.D., F.A.C.S. 12460 Olive Boulevard, Suite 202 • St. Louis, MO 63141 1-314-4RELIEF (473-5433) 1-636-931-7380 Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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[ alzheimer’s association trialmatch program ] Online program matches Alzheimer’s patients with clinical trials.

Specializing in personal care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Because there is no place like Home. Including a first of its kind memory neighborhood — Les Maisons.

Heather M. Synder, senior associate director, medical & scientific relations, Alzheimer’s Association Of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S., Alzheimer’s disease is the only one for which there is no cure, no prevention and no way to slow its progression. Clinical trials and the Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch program may change this. Clinical trials provide individuals with Alzheimer’s and other diseases with access to investigational drugs and therapies unavailable to the general public. They participate with the hope of improving their own condition, or of helping others who might develop the disease. The TrialMatch program is unique to Alzheimer’s and it’s free. “The TrialMatch was established to connect individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia with specific clinical trials,” says Heather Synder, senior associate director at the Alzheimer’s Association. “It’s a first-of-its-kind, confidential interactive tool that provides comprehensive clinical trial information and individualized, trialmatching services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.” Since 2010, more than 37,000 individuals have registered and nearly 8,000 have been matched to a clinical trial. Currently the program lists more than 140 clinical studies at 470 locations nationwide. There are eight trials in the St. Louis area alone, including those that test the effects of pharmaceuticals, investigate memory and aging, and follow a specific group of people who carry a genetic mutation linked to Alzheimer’s. For information, call 800.272.3900 or visit

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Enchanting moments shared with loved ones. In a warm, compassionate atmosphere, Manor Grove feels like a home away from home including a state-of-the-art rehabilitation wing.

Come see what’s magical at Manor Grove.

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Can Alzheimer’s be prevented? Three drugs have been selected for the phase 1 Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network trial expected to begin in 2013. Scientists will evaluate three drugs—one by Roche, two by Eli Lilly and Company—in an international study to determine if they can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Both companies will donate their products and provide financial support to the study called the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network (DIAN) Trial. The Alzheimer’s Association has also contributed $4.2 million. Washington University School of Medicine is leading the trial. “It’s quite rare in all of medicine that different drugs from different companies all come into the same trial,” says neurologist Dr. Ronald Bateman of Washington University, principal investigator of the DIAN trial. Three quartersof study participants will receive one of the three drugs. One quarter will receive a placebo. Most of the study participants carry a genetic mutation that predestines them to developing early-onset Alzheimer’s. “The trial is critically important for these families, because it’s the first opportunity to use disease-modifying drugs to alter the course of their disease before cognitive loss and memory problems occur,” Bateman explains. “The trial represents an opportunity to do something we’ve never tried before, which is to prevent Alzheimer’s.” In the past, researchers unsuccessfully attempted to treat the disease after symptoms occurred. “We’re hopeful that by going in with a diverse portfolio of drugs, we’ll find ways to effectively treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease,” Bateman says. For more information or to register for possible participation in the trial, call 1.800.747.2979 or visit


[ care at home ] Safety measures and the right attitude help, but for some, in-home care is too much. Eileen Hedrick, R.N., Martha’s Hands founder Each family is going to have its own challenges, especially if caregivers have to work. If your loved one is forgetful, write notes. Leave plates with food covered in clear plastic wrap so they remember to eat. De-clutter the house and their closets but allow them to help decide what to give away. Watch out for hoarding. Take charge of medications, and call your loved one a couple times a day just like when you were young and home alone. Pick up area rugs. Put lights on timers: sometimes Alzheimer’s patients forget to turn on lights and sit in the dark. Get nightlights to illuminate the floor and use a baby monitor to hear them. Place slide locks high on doors to prevent wandering. Take time for memory validation. Leave out old photographs. They might recognize you then, even if they don’t know you now. Reassure them: “That’s me, that’s you.” Be compassionate and be respectful. It’s all about keeping your loved one safe. Ruth Ann Noonan, R.N., owner & director of client care, HomeTeam Transition Learn as much as you can about the disease. Be adaptable. Be positive and be upbeat when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease at home. Remember this is a disability. Do not hold it against them. Don’t try to reason with a person with Alzheimer’s who is agitated. You may become angry. Use a sense of humor, or whatever it takes,

to remain calm. Distract them if they become anxious or uncooperative. Maintain a schedule and keep your loved one busy with activities they previously enjoyed. Keep your home bright into the night to avoid increased agitation or confusion that occurs in some Alzheimer’s patients with sunset. Register them with the MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return program in case they wander. It’s 24-hour, national emergency-response service. Have an emergency back-up plan should you become ill. Investigate respite care from your church, home health agencies and homemaker services. Tim Dolan, founder, Dolan Dementia Care Centers If a family can provide in-home care, great. But for some people, it’s more than they can handle. A lot of times the primary caregiver is elderly and not in the best of health. Therefore two lives are in jeopardy. Then there is the issue of activity: does the person with Alzheimer’s sit in front of television all day, or are they at home alone? Isolation can lead to depression. There are alternatives to large hospitallike wards and small assisted-living apartments. Small residential communities of group homes, like our program, allow Alzheimer’s patients to participate in normal daily activities, interact with others and age in place, even through end-stage disease. Residents have their own private rooms and half-bath, and each house has 24-hour care. The layout of our facilities is based upon research that says environmental design can play a positive role in dementia care.

[ great idea MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return Help keep your loved one safe by registering them with the MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return program. It’s a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia who may wander or become lost. The program includes an identification bracelet or pendant with a 24-hour toll-free number a first responder can call for the patient’s safe return. The cost for program and identification jewelry is $5, plus $7 for shipping and handling. However, there is an annual $35 re-up fee. For information call 1.888.572.8566 or visit:

Celebrate A New Lifestyle At Provision Living

Beautifully designed apartments and common spaces enhance your lifestyle and give you the freedom enjoy life. At Provision Living, we prepare delicious meals, take care of light housekeeping and laundry, and arrange many social and educational activities.

Everything you need to get the most out of life! Whether you are interested in an Assisted Living apartment, or you have a loved one who may need Memory Care services, we are here for you and your family.

[ where in the world is mary jo? ] Part I By the 1950s, this sleepy town had started to attract expatriate Americans, mostly writers and artists. Situated on the magnificent ‘Bay of Flags,’ its main source of income is tourism because of the climate, scenery and lovely beaches. The 1963 film The Night of the Iguana catapulted it into the spotlight, mostly because of the steamy affair between one of its stars, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor. Other films set here include Herbie Goes Bananas, with Cloris Leachman and Harvey Korman, and Predator, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The city boasts a modern infrastructure that includes the best water treatment facilities in all of Latin America, a drinking water system certified safe since 1992, U.S. accredited schools offering K through 12 bilingual education, and modern hospitals that accept U.S.-issued health insurance.

Where am I?

Look for the answer in next issue’s Health Section, Dec. 5

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We provide seniors with the opportunity to rehabilitate, strengthen, recondition, improve mobility, decrease pain and improve balance to keep them doing the activities they enjoy. CityPlace 5, 845 N. New Ballas Road, Ste. 120 888.363.8333 |

Schedule a tour at our lakeside retirement community today!

Bethesda’s nationally accredited skilled nursing communities—Bethesda Dilworth (Oakland), Bethesda Meadow (Ellisville) and Bethesda Southgate (Oakville)—have dedicated memory care areas with staff experience in caring for your loved ones. 1630 Des Peres Road | 314.800.1911

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Well known for individualized long-term nursing care in a beautiful, traditional home setting, our natural surroundings and Southern mansion-style home is matched only by the warmth of the people who work and reside here. 711 S. Kirkwood Road | 314.965.0864

We provide personalized, innovative care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia in traditional homes within residential neighborhoods. Each house is licensed by the state, managed by a licensed nurse and staffed 24/7 by accredited, trained individuals. 314.993.9500 |

Individual Freedom.

Individual Freedom. It’s what residents find here every day in the form of daily encouragement and great care designed exclusively for them. We inspire them to be as independent as possible, even as we help them with the activities of daily living. To our residents, it’s liberating when they regain their sense of freedom with a renewed spirit. To their families, it’s gratifying. And to us, it’s fulfilling. We call this Personalized Assisted Living; the residents call it freedom.

Our caregivers receive ongoing training through the Alzheimer’s Association to recognize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and learn how to provide care and support to those affected by it. 15 Woods Mills Road | 636.391.0000

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We all want the best for our elderly loved ones, but how to find the right fit?

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We are a compassionate, comprehensive and convenient iN-HOme aLTeRNaTive to traditional assisted living.


Offering a wide range of personal care services that can be customized to meet each person’s needs, including:

6 | Home Team Transition Management Group

HomeTeam provides seniors with just the right amount of help so they can live independently in their homes. Services include personal care, housekeeping, laundry, cooking and shopping. 118 N. Meramec Ave. | 314.863.5987 |

7 | Provision Living at Webster Groves

Seniors don’t have to settle for ‘just getting by’ in life. They and their families are better off assessing whether a house or condo is still a good fit, then taking the steps to make life better by visiting our senior community. 45 E. Lockwood Ave. | 314.918.7300

and anything else you may need.

8 | The Solana West County

HomeTeam is family owned since 1996.

The Solana West County features personalized assisted living for those who desire social connections, clinical support, or need some help with the routine activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, or medications. Compassionate associates provides care and respect for individual preferences. 785 Henry Ave. | 636.527.5700 |

Owner Ruth Ann Noonan is an RN with 28 years experience.

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9 | Westview Assisted Living

Westview offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and memory care in Ellisville. The staff helps residents maximize vitality and independence. 27 Reinke Road | 314.288.0622 |

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10 | Cape Albeon

We provide residents with peace of mind in maintaining their independence through our retirement cottages and apartments, assisted living apartments and respite apartments. 3380 Lake Bend Drive | 636.861.3200 |



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the science of hair color

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Lighter, darker, less gray, more depth or more fun—there’s something about having a new hair color that puts zing in your step.

>easy on

>take ten

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At-home color carries a slightly higher risk because every step is up to you. Drips and uneven color application cause unsightly patchiness that’s hard to correct— but the foaming color formula is easy to create at home. Just add the contents of bottle No. 2 to No. 1 and squeeze! The at-home color depends on hydrogen peroxide to power its developer, the part of the process that lightens hair, and the colorant is ammonia-based, so it’s important to be in a well-ventilated area while you apply and to rinse thoroughly before applying the conditioner. Be sure to leave it on a minimum of two full minutes.

When hair goes through a color process, the cuticle is damaged, leading to dull, limp hair. HerbaShine claims to actually improve hair strength and health with bamboo extract. The color is largely derived from gentle chemicals, contains no ammonia and can be applied in just 10 minutes. The gentler approach means you sacrifice longevity, though. Expect color to fade in the fourth week. Protect your hairline from drips by applying petroleum jelly to block seepage while color sits. There’s only enough conditioner for a single application, so make it worth your while by rinsing thoroughly before applying and allowing it to set for several minutes.

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The newest line from the brand that invented salon hair color as we know it today, INOA stands for Innovation No Ammonia and claims a healthier approach to permanent hair color. Most ammonia-free colors are semi-permanent, so color fades quickly and has to be redone frequently. Monoethanolamine is the compound that is swapped in place of the harsher formula. The result? A less noxious aroma while you’re in the chair, plus less burning or tingling at the scalp. And there’s a more predictable result, since stylists are able to easily create colors with a one-to-one mixing ratio between the coloring cream and the rich developer.



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Princess Ball by dr. tim jordan

I had the privilege of being a guest at a sweet and endearing event last weekend: a father-daughter princess ball, the culmination of a three-day retreat with two dozen dads and their 7- to 9-year-old daughters. Little girls look up to their daddies as heroes and as sources of unending fun. What a shame that half the girls in the U.S. will be raised in a home without a dad present for more than a year of their childhoods. Even if a father no longer lives at home with the kids, due to divorce or separation, results from numerous studies show how important it is for them to remain involved. Some studies show a correlation between girls who grow up without a father in their lives and undesirable developments such as lower academic achievement, higher incidence of mental health problems, and a higher incidence of drug and alcohol use. Dads bring unique gifts to their daughters, many of them unquantifiable. They help girls learn to take risks, push the envelope and question authority. Studies show that when dads are left alone with a young child, their play is much more spontaneous and includes more interactions than when gatekeeper mom is present. Playtime with dad is more physical, rough, boisterous, unpredictable and even stimulating. It helps girls become more curious and toughens them up. At the dad-daughter retreat, we played a crazy kickball game that included such physical feats as dads holding their daughters upside down by the ankles so the girls could reach ‘second base,’ a basin of water. The girls screamed and squealed and loved every minute of it. Thank God their mothers weren’t there to ‘quiet us all down.’ Research shows that kids whose dads played rough-and-tumble games with them ended up more confident teenagers. All the physical and verbal teasing dads dish out toughens them up to words, and helps them deal with adversity. Dads give more direct orders than moms, which prepares girls for the working world. But most of all, the approval and pride of a father mean a lot to a girl. She needs to hear that he believes in her, that he trusts she can do it. That message results in self-confidence and feelings of worth. Girls need dads to mirror back the affection and love they give to their dads. Dads who stay closer to their daughters during the turbulent teen years develop girls who are more confident and show better achievement academically. So the take-home here is that Dad, whether he’s in the home or not, needs to stay involved with his princess.

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Shaved Kale, Crispy Risotto Balls, Wood Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Toasted Fennel Gelato, Goat Milk Gelato

The long-awaited move to Clayton by uber chef Gerard Craft has finally come, and Pastaria is its first product. His more casual eatery serves creative salads, pizzas and pastas in a homey atmosphere of dish towel napkins and Balls jar glasses. In fact, the whole place is outfitted like a cucina, or Italian kitchen, and the dining experience is pretty much like eating in a kitchen. Simple wood tables and chairs are closely spaced, all within view of the fast-paced open kitchen. There is even a counter where diners can sit, literally, in front of the kitchen. Craft is known for fresh, creative, well-executed foods. The fare is cucina povera, ‘poor kitchen,’ which translates to simple Italian rustic meals that rely on pantry staples rather than fancy ingredients and sauces. Shaved Kale ($7), for example, was a country Italian dish of finely chopped kale with bits of scallion

tossed with a bright, pungent anchovy dressing. Similarly, the Vegetable Salad ($9) was a jumble of veggies (no lettuce) you might find in any Italian kitchen: green beans, cauliflower and yams, blanched to still-crisp, and tossed with a house-made aioli of eggs, lemon and tarragon. A few potato chips on top added the crowning touch. Shrimp Salad ($10), too, had bright flavors, specifically from an arugula base and a tart chili, lemon and parsley dressing. Butter beans, chunks of shrimp and particularly shaved celery added their distinctive flavors. Even a dish as simple as Wood Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast ($17) was a treat. By using the most authentic ingredients, like free-range chicken and first-press imported olive oil, the flavors popped. A side of Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($6), too, was remarkable in flavor, but elementary in preparation.

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used to make long strips of fresh pasta.

gelato | This is Italian ice cream, which doesn’t have as much air as its American counterpart, which is why its flavors are more intense and its texture denser.

Bring Italy back to St. Louis. We spent 12 days in Italy, finding ourselves in the food over there. We wanted to bring back their philosophy of showing what the land gives them.

[ aftertaste ]

Chef Inspiration: No one has been as inspirational as Gerard Craft. I owe my career and accomplishments to him.

gremolata | A garnish/flavoring of minced parsley, lemon peel and garlic chitarra | An instrument resembling guitar strings (chitarra is Italian for ‘guitar’)

>> This place may be busy and noisy, but the food is amazing. I like how it’s casual and gourmet at the same time.

—Shelley L. of Clayton

>> I don’t want to sound like a grouch, but it was just too public for me, eating in such a big, open space. And it’s kind of like a catch-22: Since they don’t take reservations, you’ve got to get there early, but if you get there early, it’s filled with little kids adding to the noise level! —Alan B. of Creve Coeur

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Reliant on olive oil and a few red pepper flakes, the vegetables were slow-roasted in the oven to yield tender little heads, with the occasional stray crisp leaf. Same for Crispy Risotto Balls ($8), which combined rice and mozzarella rolled in fresh breadcrumbs and fried to crisp—light-years better than the dense arancini commonly served. As for the pastas, they too are different from the sauce-laden Southern Italian dishes we grew up with. Pastas here are simply dressed with things like olive oil, lemon shavings, bits of pork and grated cheese. That’s because they’re more about that scrumptious house-rolled pasta than the sauce. Pistachio Ravioli ($16) had that tender, mouth-watering quality, lightly filled with finely ground nuts. No sauce, just a drizzle of high-quality olive oil and a dusting of Parmigiano Reggiano—the way they do it in Italy.



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>> adam altnether goal at pastaria

Favorite Meal A perfectly roasted chicken always brings me back home again. Guilty Pleasure Food If there’s a bowl of Sour Patch Kids around, I might do some serious damage. Advice to Young Chefs: Read as much as possible and travel, whether in St. Louis, the U.S. or Paris.


[ nostalgia ] the sheldon by judy goodman


When you hear ‘The Sheldon,’ you should think sound. That’s because our renowned Sheldon Concert Hall is said to have perfect acoustics, and is ranked one of the top 10 concert halls in the country! Opened in 1912, the building was designed by Louis Clemens Spiering, known locally as the 1904 World’s Fair architect, and commissioned to be the Sheldon Memorial. It was named after Walter Sheldon, who founded the St. Louis branch of the Ethical Society. It turns out that Spiering had a musical connection; his father, Emil, was a prominent St. Louisan who led his own orchestra. The Ethical Society, founded in 1886, had thrived in its original location at Memorial Hall in the Museum of Fine Arts at 19th and Locust. It was the place for “ethical, intellectual and practical betterment of the St. Louis public” with “strict neutrality to be preserved on all subjects pertaining to politics or religion.” This building closed when its art collection moved to Forest Park following the Fair. With an endowment provided by Walter Sheldon’s widow Anna and contributions from Society members, the Sheldon Memorial was constructed as the second home for The Ethical Society. Noted visiting speakers included Margaret


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Mead, Thurgood Marshall, R. Buckminster Fuller, Norman Cousins and Martha Gellhorn. It served as a permanent meeting house, until The Ethical Society moved in 1964 to the Harris Armstrong-designed spacious building at 9001 Clayton Road. The Sheldon continued as a music venue. In 1974, a former singer with the Duke Ellington Orchestra transformed it into a church, hosting jazz, blues, folk and gospel music. Next, a California attorney purchased the building, hired Walter F. Gunn as executive director and began a restoration. The Sheldon Arts Foundation followed in 1988, with Leigh Gerdine as chairman, leading to the building’s purchase in 1991 and a final transformation into one of today’s foremost cultural venues. Governed by a 45-member board of directors, the Sheldon’s Concert Hall hosts more than 350 events every year featuring the world’s greatest musicians. From Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Willie Nelson to Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis and Dave Brubeck, concerts are sold out. Education programs are also a key offering. The Sheldon’s Art Galleries, with 7,000 square feet of exhibit space, feature photography, architecture, jazz history and children’s art. In its 100th anniversary year, let’s sing the praises of ‘The Carnegie Hall of the Midwest!’

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Holiday Headaches Whether you’re having Christmas dinner with the in-laws or hosting a New Year’s Eve bash with friends, deciding which wine would be best for your holiday gathering can be stress-inducing. We’ve all wandered aimlessly through the wine aisle, most likely looking for a familiar bottle, a great deal, or the highest-rated hang tag. Without guidance, it’s difficult to find the perfect balance between cost, quality and occasion-appropriate choices. My first suggestion is to skip the do-it-yourself approach and seek out a specialty retailer with knowledgeable professionals to assist you—that can mean a wine shop, a wine department in a grocery store or even a wine bar that sells bottles. It’s important to remember that no single wine works for everything you might be serving on your dinner table. The sort of wine that works well with turkey and dressing tends to clash when served with candied yams or cranberries. So you might be best compromising with something medium-bodied.

Buyer Beware Do not spend on wines outside your comfort zone. It can be just as impressive discovering an approachable, crowd-pleasing wine at a great value. And rather than focusing on pairing wine with food, select grape varietals that are safe and versatile. Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc are good white wines not too high in acidity that won’t have overpowering oakiness. In the reds, you can’t go wrong with medium-bodied varietals like Pinot Noir or Barbera. Of course, everyone loves bubbly during the holidays, and sparkling wine literally goes with anything. Champagne can be pricey but there are great alternatives like Italian prosecco or Spanish cava. Additionally, the holidays are not a good time to bring that treasured bottle up from the cellar. We wine geeks think we can magically convert our friends and family into connoisseurs with that vintage bottle of Burgundy—until Aunt Cindy drops a few ice cubes into her glass.

Out of the box Looking for a winter warmer to sip around the fire? Hot mulled wine is a great option for the holidays. Perhaps you took a chance on a bottle of red and it didn’t pay off. Don’t dump it; use it to make a traditional hot mulled wine. Simply simmer red wine with baking spices (cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise and even black peppercorns) for at least half an hour. Do not boil; it will turn the spices bitter. Serve hot with a lemon or orange twist.

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reduced shakespeare company’s the ultimate christmas show (abridged)

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Given all these possibilities for holiday theater, it’s always interesting to see how St. Louis companies contribute to the holiday spirit: some do, some don’t Our leading professional company, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, usually finds lighter family fare for this time of year. The Rep is doing a farce called The Foreigner, is a very funny play about a man who pretends to be a foreigner who does not understand English. Consequently, he overhears conservations without the speakers’ knowledge. This leads to hilarious complications. The play has been around since 1983 and has become a favorite with many theaters, including some community theaters here. The Rep does seem to be indulging in something of a retro season on its main stage, retro being fashionable these days. The season began with the Rep’s first staging of a Neil Simon play, a delightful Brighton Beach Memoirs, a play dating to 1983. Then came the charming Daddy Long Legs, one of many adaptations for stage and screen of a 1912 novel. After the holidays we’ll see the one non-throwback show, David Lindsay-Abaire’s riveting Good People, about the people of working-class, Irish South Boston and a man who made it out and a woman who didn’t. Then it’s back to the past, all the way to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Double Indemnity, James M. Caine’s 1943 noir thriller and Billy Wilder’s 1944 movie. I’m sure these will all be done with the Rep’s usual professional polish. But if you want a look at recent dramatic successes, head downstairs to the Rep’s Studio Theatre. There in January you’ll see Amy Herzog’s 4,000 Miles, the moving meeting of a 91-year-old grandmother and her 21-year-old grandson that played at Lincoln Center last year. The March offering, Venus in Fur, may also appear retro, as it is adapted from the 1870 novella by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, he of masochism fame. But playwright David Ives has given it a contemporary twist. An aggressive actress auditions for a director who is casting a play based on the Sacher-Masoch novella. Venus in Fur just closed last summer in New York after runs both on and off-Broadway. But I digress from the holidays. Lindenwood University in St. Charles offers its annual production of the Dickens perennial, A Christmas Carol, this weekend. The trauma of celebrating with family and friends creates comedy in Season’s Greetings at St. Louis Actors’ Studio. St. Louis Community College at Wildwood has a radio version of It’s a Wonderful Life. Two professional companies that perform for young audiences have original pieces, The Snowman’s Revenge at Piwacket Theatre for Children and A Gnome for Christmas at the Rep’s Imaginary Theatre Company. For something truly original for the holidays, head to Powell Symphony Hall for the second collaboration between the St. Louis Symphony and Circus Flora, which come together to bring new life to the Dylan Thomas classic, A Child’s Christmas in Wales. And if you’ve reached the point where all you can do is laugh about the seasonal madness, you’ll be in good company at Washington University’s Edison Theatre. The Ovations Series unleashes once again the Reduced Shakespeare Company, those literate clowns who gave us The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) and now bring us The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). God help us, every one.



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Leonard Slatkin’s busy week here includes headlining our benefit, Notes from Hollywood Jan. 14 at The Sheldon and autographing his book, Conducting Business (for VIP ticket holders). Slatkin also will conduct the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Jan. 18 through 20. 3526 Washington Ave., Second Floor 314.941.6309

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[ art ]

[ movies ] t&s saw it!

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10 a.m. | The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts | Free | >> Start your holiday shopping early by purchasing jewelry, sculptural work and more at the Artist Trunk Show.

Skyfall >> This latest 007 movie has all the requisite

11/30 blue – white – red

(opening gallery) 5 p.m. | Bruno David Gallery | Free

11/2 clasp: curator’s discussion (jewelry techniques) 1 p.m. | Craft Alliance, Grand Center | Free |

12/6 gallery talk: italian prints in the age of barocci noon | Saint Louis Art Museum | Free |


The Rep | $16 - $79 | >> A man takes a trip to a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and pretends he doesn’t speak English. Hilarity ensues when people reveal their secrets to him.

11/11 my dear julia: the story of the romance of ulysses s grant and julia dent grant

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Viewed at Wehrenberg Theatres’ Des Peres Cinema 5-Star Lounge

lincoln >> I especially liked the cinematography in this

[ theater ] the foreigner

elements: exotic locales, gorgeous women and a nail-biting plot. It also has something I didn’t see coming: a subplot that pits the old guard (including James Bond and M) against a brave new world of technology and its ‘forward-thinking’ proponents. It was a little weird watching Daniel Craig (let alone James Bond!) treated like a relic, but as with any 007 film, our unflappable hero carries the day. Albert Finney does a great turn as the groundskeeper of Bond’s ancestral estate, and Javier Bardem plays a fabulously deranged and depraved villain. Should You See It? Absolutely! —D.W.

movie; right from the opening battle scene, I felt like I was there in 1865 Virginia. That sense of being in history continued throughout the two-and-a-halfhour movie, mostly thanks to the dim lighting in every interior scene and the arcane speech patterns of the legislators, from Abe Lincoln on down. Daniel Day Lewis was remarkable, if a little too folksy, in the role of Lincoln, especially his tired, plodding, awkward gait. One thing that surprised me was that the movie is not about the Civil War, per se, but about the behind-the-scenes politicking that went on to muster support for the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. It showed that contention, slander, bribery and obstructionism were alive and well in 1865, on both sides of the aisle. Should You See It? Yes! —D.W. Viewed at Chase Park Plaza Cinemas

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[ music ]

11/29 re-thinking our streets: the value of flexible street design, john norquist

clarion brass holiday concert

6 p.m. | The Heights – Richmond Heights Community Center | Free | 314.436.1324 ext. 111 12/1 christmas on the air (Christmas dessert theatre featuring Swing St. Louis) 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. | Pillar in the Valley, Chesterfield $15 - $20 |

12/6 – 12/9 holiday rooms in bloom Historic Samuel Cupples House, SLU |

st. louis holiday historic house tour

3 p.m. | $20 - $40 | >> See five historic houses decorated for the holidays by taking a chartered bus or self-guided tour.



7:30 p.m. | 560 Music Center, W.U. | $12 - $17 >> Klezundheit and Santa’s Kleyne Schleppers join the brass quintet to play holiday tunes from around the world.

11/30 pokey lafarge & ryan spearman duo

8 p.m. | Sheldon Concert Hall | $20 |

12/1 mama’s pride

8 p.m. | The Pageant | $25 - $30 |

12/4, 12/6 & 12/12 holidays on the hill

7 p.m. | Winter Opera Saint Louis | Dominic’s on the Hill $75 per person |

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Business is brisk on the central strip of Cherokee Business District. Whisk, a sustainable baked goods shop, was recently opened by Kaylen Wissinger of food truck Farm Fresh Cupcakes. And she’s whisked beyond cupcakes into pies, cakes and French macarons. Also new: The Fortune Teller Bar, 2635 Cherokee St., where you can get a house-made German mulled wine called Glühwein, in addition to other imbibements.

[ musical chairs ]

Bernie Lee has to relocate his Japanese izakaya and sushi restaurant, Hiro, because his current building at 609 Eastgate Ave. in The Loop is slated to be demolished. Hiro’s new location, 1405 Washington Ave., was previously occupied by the short-lived Smash Bar. Look for a January opening.

[ open at last ]

Niche is settled into its new home in Clayton’s Centene Plaza, 7734 Forsyth Blvd. Garage parking just to the west will be validated for diners.

[ let’s do lunch ]

You know those $10 steak slider lunches at Ruth’s Chris— only on Fridays? From Dec. 10 through the holidays, the Clayton steakhouse will open for lunch Wednesdays through Fridays.

[ new on the block ] The Block,

a popular Webster Groves spot by Marc Del Pietro and Brian Doherty, is adding location No. 2 on Sarah Street in the CWE, where the once-touted Terrene held court. The menu will feature about half the items at the Webster spot, but with ‘meat-forward’ The Scottish Arms just down the block, the two chefs also plan to skew toward Italian cuisine.

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The boys from Sub Zero, native Claytonians Derek and Lucas Gamlin, have signed a lease to open a steakhouse at Maryland and Euclid avenues, where Liluma currently operates. They’re calling it “an affordable, contemporary American steakhouse,” although its name has not yet been revealed. Liluma owner Jim Fiala will be a minority partner in the venture. For more on the latest from the St. Louis food scene, visit The Scoop section of


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T&S ] properties 228 Lancaster Drive by rebecca koenig listing price | $1,675,000 listing agent | dave and sabrina robb for dielmann sotheby’s international realty Samir El-antably appreciated unique, contemporary style, his daughter Camellia El-Antably remembers, and he poured his best ideas into the house at 228 Lancaster Drive. “He was excited to have the opportunity to build something unlike anything else you would see in the area,” she says. “He really put a lot of time and energy into designing every aspect of it.” Building beautiful homes was a hobby for the late El-Antably, a businessman and Clayton resident. The last house he lived in was the culmination of years of careful study. The front door, crafted from 12 different types of glass, opens into a large foyer with a curved wooden staircase. Windows reach from the floor to the barrel-vaulted ceiling in the great room, which has a gas fireplace and overlooks the patio and backyard. Four professionally designed closets provide lots of space in the first-floor master suite, whose bathroom has onyx counters, a jet tub and rain shower. “His name in Arabic means ‘entertainer,’” Camellia says of her father, who built his house accordingly. The seven gas-burner stove kitchen, she says, is ideal for a chef. “My father was a big cook, and he loved to serve meals, with 15 to 20 courses, everything cooked from scratch,” she says. “His wife was from a large Mexican family, and they would visit once a year and cook amazing meals. My uncles would come from out of town and he would do a big fancy dinner for them.” Many family gatherings took place in the home. “It was big enough to serve 20 people,” El-Antably recalls. “He really loved elegance; he loved a formal dining table, and had china and silver for that.” The house also was hospitable for kids, who could escape to the photos by william c. hutton jr. lower level to play. Wood details throughout were some of El-Antably’s favorite touches. He especially appreciated the birch paneling that lines the walls of the study. “He loved the grain of the wood so much,” his daughter says. “He was so careful with it and would not hang pictures because it would darken in the sun.” The large cedar closet in the basement was another favorite. “I remember how the clothes that came out always smelled so delicious,” she recalls.

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Place your Christmas wreath on the front door of this MAGNIFICENT Tudor home! Timeless elegance and stunning decor define this completely renovated 8,000+SF five bedroom/ 8 bath home with elevator, lower-level theatre, in-ground pool, carriage house and much more!


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5367 Pershing Avenue | Central West End Spacious 2600SF condo tastefully updated to meet modern living needs. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths with updated kitchen/baths, 9-foot ceilings, fireplace, in-unit washer/dryer, one secured covered parking space.

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808 Las Campanas | Lake of the Ozarks Magnificent 7 bedroom, 7 bath, 7,730SF home on three lots in the Porto Cima development at Lake of the Ozarks. Heli-Pad, private dock with three boat slips, pool and separate apartment. BREATHTAKING VIEW!

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[Neighborhood Gems by rebecca koenig

wydown boulevard

<< chill




a completely independent st. louis publication

connecting our community.

Surely heaven is a little like Chill. Pure white walls and a soothing sky-blue ceiling give the iced treats shop a celestial feel, as do the small white seats reminiscent of clouds. Levers dispense puffs of fruity sorbet and frozen yogurt in flavors such as chocolate malt and cotton candy at this locally owned scoop of paradise. “We work with the dairy one-on-one to create flavors unique to the store,” says manager Ryan Kerlick, and new batches of yogurt are delivered twice a week. A tidy toppings bar boasts homemade chocolate fudge and sea salt caramel sauces in addition to candy and fruit favorites. Customers pay per ounce for their yogurt, and some have been known to fill their large cups to the brim. Top-selling flavors include birthday cake, salty caramel and peach-ginger sorbet. Kerlick prefers the flavor tart with fresh raspberry puree when he wants something healthy, and peanut butter cup with chocolate sauce when he doesn’t. The sweetest part: According to Kerlick, a portion of the store’s profits goes to area charities.

<< protzel’s deli

Plenty of places brag about their family recipes, but Protzel’s Delicatessen is a true mishpocheh affair. From bagels to brisket, the Protzel family has served up deli favorites just like Bubbie used to make for the past 58 years. Family photos line the deli counter where Max Protzel, grandson of original owners Bob and Evelyn, works with his sister six days a week, making egg salad sandwiches and Reubens stuffed with pastrami or corned beef. Their parents join them on the weekends. “To be in the same family, in the same spot, is becoming rarer and rarer,” Max Protzel says. The secret corned beef recipe has kept customers coming back for decades; Protzel’s is now serving its fourth generation of deli lovers. The lunch hour finds customers eating knishes and pickle spears inside at the counter or outside under a faded sign with a blue Star of David. “It’s nice because so many customers have been coming in here all my life,” Protzel says. “After all these years, people choose to get food that we make.” The deli’s reputation has reached beyond St. Louis; Protzel says he receives orders from across the country. “These people could go anywhere to eat corned beef, but they choose to have me send it to them,” he marvels.

<< manhattan express

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The smell of melting cheese wafts through the hallways of Clayton office buildings Monday through Friday as pizzas arrive from Manhattan Express. The lunch rush keeps the small pizzeria’s delivery men and women busy taking orders of toasted ravioli and roast beef sandwiches to hungry lawyers and accountants. Opened in 1993, the restaurant has been under new management since Mike LeFaivre took over in 2011, but the recipes are the same as ever, he says. Jason Bles works in the back in a black apron, baking pizza in a variety of iterations: New York-style pies, thin-crust creations topped with provel, and whole-wheat pizzas covered in veggies. Other options include lasagna, cannelloni and ravioli dishes, and an array of deli sandwiches. While takeout and delivery business is usually brisk, warm days also find customers lingering over their food on the patio and maybe even slurping sno cones, which come in eight flavors.

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homework] Dear Homework,

We love our whitewashed brick home, but would like to figure out how to make a former addition tie in with the main part of the house. An overgrown tree now hides a good deal of the wood siding, and we are reluctant to remove the tree without a plan to make the addition feel less like an afterthought. Any ideas to make our house seem more gracious would be welcome. ———What to do in Ladue

Dear What to do in Ladue, After


I think a few simple things would help pull your house together. First, I would put a thicker wash of white paint on the brick portion. This will bring it closer in color to the sided parts. Next, I would add classic black shutters to windows on both portions; this will help the eye read all the windows as similar, unifying the façade. I also would use the landscape to help out. Keep the trees you contemplate removing and add a long Burning Bush hedge to run the entire length of the house. This hedge unites the whole composition and hides the air conditioning condensers. The overall result looks balanced and straightforward. It feels charming and elegant without feeling overdone. ———Homework

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9120 Fox Estates Drive | $449,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 |

[ 63139 ]

1382 Mobile Court | $108,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 |

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155 Carondelet Plaza, No. 301 | $925,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | 155 Carondelet Plaza, No. 500 | $1,299,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 |

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8 Long Meadows Lane | $2.22 million | 1-4 p.m. | 314.997.4800 |

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[ 63105 ] $507,500 14620 Kendall Ridge Drive, No. 69 Agent: James Horton Coldwell Banker Gundaker-T & C

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[ 63105 ] [ 63141 ] $585,000 200 Carlyle Lake Agent: Gina Bundy Gladys Manion Price per square foot: $206.35

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