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[ letter from the editor ] In his column today, Dr. Jordan talks about meeting real Tiger Moms during his recent travels through Asia. That term, of course, is a reference to the 2011 book that gives us a glimpse of the ultra-controlling parenting style widely associated with Asian cultures. While parents here in the U.S. consider their parenting approach more enlightened, that isn’t necessarily the case, especially when you look below the surface. Think about when parents try to dictate whom their teens can and cannot date, or where their 18-year-old should go to college. And while we may not lock our child in a room with their musical instrument until practice time is over, we surely have other ways to communicate, say, who we want them to be friends with, which activities we prefer them to take up and even the clothes we want them to wear. When we do that, the same basic principle is at play as with Tiger Moms: a disrespect for the child as a person in their own right. It sure can be hard to remember that our kids are not extensions of us. The fastest way I found to be cured of the impulse to overregulate is to ask, Do I really want to be responsible for my child’s happiness? And to realize that if the answer is ‘yes,’ we also become responsible for their unhappiness.

—Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief

[ on the cover ] The Fur & Leather Centre now features an exclusive designer boutique inside its showroom at 601 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in Frontenac. This holiday season, the store partners with Town & Style, Operation Food Search and other area businesses to help feed St. Louis’ hungry, donating a percentage of holiday sales and serving as a collection site. For more information, call 314.997.3877 or visit furcentre.com. Cover design by julie streiler Cover photo by Colin Miller of Strauss Peyton

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22 Happenings 24 SNAPPED! Grand Center 25 Women’s Place 26 Missouri History Museum 27 Stimulus Society 28 Wedding Trivia

[ style ] 29 A Holiday on the Farm 34 A Word with Ivanka Trump

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Balancing the Immune System Problem Solved – Gift Perfumes What’s Your Routine? – Renee Spiegelglass Parent Trap – Tiger Mom Revisited

[ leisure ] 49 On the Table – Baileys’ Range 50 Quick Bites from Sauce Magazine 58 Community Calendar

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Senior Editor [ Tony Di Martino ] is the former senior editor of Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion. She also was an editor at St. Louis Magazine and The Riverfront Times. food critic [ Jonathan Carli ] is a dedicated foodie who has studied all things culinary, survived Boot Camp at the CIA, and written about food for the past six years. (incognito) Society Photographer [ Carla Falasco ] is a freelance photographer, communications professional and community volunteer immersed in all things nonprofit.

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[ Charles Barnes ] is owner of c barnes photography and relocated from New York to St. Louis, where he lives with his wife, three children and two dogs.

Contributor [ Charlie Brennan ] is heard weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. on Newsradio 1120 KMOX and seen every Thursday evening on Donnybrook.

Contributor [ Bill Beggs ] has been writing everything from courts to sports since the days of typewriters.

Society Photographer [ Margaret Rambo ] is a beloved fixture on the St. Louis charity scene, where she covers galas and other events.

Contributor [ Judy Goodman ] is a third generation St. Louisan and a great fan of stories about our neighborhoods.

Contributor [ Paul Doerner ] is a founding partner of the Lawrence Group Architects with a lifelong passion for the architecture of St. Louis.

Contributor [ Dr. Tim Jordan ] is a behavioral pediatrician, international speaker and owner of Camp Weloki.

Photographer [ Suzy Gorman ] has a spirited style and talent that has been a cornerstone of St. Louis photography for the past 30 years

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STYLE EDITOR [ SUZY BACINO ] is a freelance makeup artist/stylist who has been in the fashion industry for more than 20 years.

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by tony di martino [ Hope Arrives ] St. Louisan Clifford Schisler and his nephew, Joel Ebersole, just returned from flying a single-engine Cessna 172 to Paraguay. They made the 5,000-mile trip on behalf of Wings of Hope, a global aviation charity based in St. Louis. “The plane, part of Wings’ Medical Relief and Air Transport program, will be used to bring food, medicine, clothing and other materials to help the poor achieve self-sufficiency in Paraguay,” says Schisler, a Wings field director. The organization was founded in 1962 and operates more than 150 bases in 45 countries.

[ Major Gift ] The Saint Louis Art Museum will have even more to offer art lovers one day, thanks to a gift from Mark Weil and Phoebe Dent Weil. The Weils have pledged their collection of European art, including works by Rembrandt, Dürer and Bernini, to the museum. “The Weil collection will expand our holdings in European sculpture with impressive works in bronze, marble and terracotta,” says Judith Mann, curator of European art to 1800. Art historian Mark Weil is former director of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum; Phoebe Weil is an art conservator who pioneered the field of sculpture conservation here. The nearly 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints range from the 15th to 18th centuries.

[ Super Pledge Drive ] Nine Network of Public Media recently kicked off the public phase of its $25 million fundraising campaign, ‘Igniting the Spirit of Possibility.’ Gifts and commitments to the campaign, including a $1.5 million lead gift from Emerson and $1 million from the Dana Brown Charitable Trust, already total more than $13 million. For more information, visit ninenet.org.

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[ Scientific Literacy ] Geophysicist Michael Wysession is co-leading a team of scholars who are helping develop national standards for science education in grades kindergarten through 12. Wysession, a professor at Washington University, will work with the nation’s top science agencies, focusing on Earth and planetary sciences. “To get out of the economic doldrums, we need students coming out of schools who are prepared for jobs in science and technology,” Wysession says. The new guidelines, to be called Next Generation Science Standards, should be finished by next year. “The hope is that states will adopt them directly, though some may uses them as a basis for their own standards,” Wysession says.

[ Honored Awardees ] Sonia Dobinsky and Lori Wishne recently received the 2011 Fred A. Goldstein Memorial Service Award. Jewish Federation chair Bob Millstone presented the award, established in 1965 by Ely Goldstein and his wife Mary to honor outstanding professionals for innovative achievements in Jewish community service. Dobinsky is executive director of the Central Agency for Jewish Education. Wishne serves as assistant director of development at Jewish Federation.

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Nearly 100 area educators from public, private, parochial and independent schools recently were recognized for their commitment and achievement at the 2011 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards. During a ceremony hosted by veteran broadcaster Don Marsh at The Sheldon Concert Hall, honorees received crystal apples created by Tiffany & Co. Winners included Darlene Castelli of Clayton High School, Maria Stobbe of North Kirkwood Middle School and Scott Lackey of Ladue Middle School. “Quality teachers are absolutely instrumental in helping students achieve the highest level of success,” says Emerson senior VP of administration Robert Cox Jr.

[ Cutting-Edge Kindness ] Tymm’s Place, a participant in Town&Style’s holiday food drive, has a special offer for our readers: Anyone who contributes a minimum of $5 in canned goods or other nonperishables to the salon’s Operation Food Search bin gets a free haircut from Nunzio Pizzolato or other participating stylists, a $65 value. “I’ll also match your contribution,” Pizzolato says. The salon is located at 9212 Clayton Road in Clayprice Shopping Center. For more information, call 314.650.3699.

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Were the nine Chesterfield Commons retailers who opened too early on Black Friday concerned about being on the police department’s naughty list? Not likely. The bigbox stores in the world’s longest strip center—Best Buy, Target and Walmart—opened at midnight. Bath & Body Works let the hordes in at 4 a.m. The fine for each will be about $100, minuscule in light of how much they probably rang up before dawn alone. The ordinance was designed to assuage area residents worried about noise. Restaurants are not included. No one apparently was concerned about glasses clinking too loudly or folks who talk with their mouths full. Clayton has become only the fifth Missouri city to officially declare that no one may be discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The city joins St. Louis, Kansas City, Olivette and U. City in having passed a law barring discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in employment, housing and public accommodations. Bowlers were once as omnipresent as, well, smokers. But it appears that the final ball has rumbled into the gutter at Strike ’N Spare, the iconic bowling center next to the Jewish Community Center just outside Creve Coeur. Bowling company AMF, which leased the building from the JCC and still had a five-year extension slated to kick in Jan. 1, 2012 pulled the plug shortly after Labor Day. Lease payments were to be made through December. Meanwhile, the JCC is on the lookout for a tenant that will

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be a good fit to share space with and generate revenue for the nonprofit. We thought this goose’s goose might have been cooked. The hapless Canada honker found with an arrow through its breast has healed and was released back into a gaggle at Des Peres Park. Although it was suffering an infection when found and a Wildlife Rescue Center vet said it might die, it was in fine fettle after six weeks of rehab. To many, of course, this is a story with a happy ending. To others, it just means one more big, noisy pest to poop on the lawn at home, work, or both. One may wonder just how many ever fly back to Canada at all. Hazards presented by the Kirkwood Police Department’s pistol range apparently are not limited to the obvious pitfalls of live ammunition: The sum of $83,000 has been given first-round approval by the city council for cleanup of environmental hazards, asbestos floor tiles and bullet lead, all of which need to be removed from the site. Unlucky drug dealers whose property was confiscated in raids are footing the bill. The sum will be allocated from the department’s Equitable Sharing Fund, which holds money raised from the sale of property seized in federal drug cases. The range also is a revenue source for the department, as other agencies rent it out. Scott Radcliffe is admittedly a holiday junkie. He helps serve the homeless on Thanksgiving and often dresses up as Santa for schools. Every year, on the eve of Turkey Day, he tries to check out what’s new in the Winter

Wonderland lights display at Tilles Park. But that’s only his first foray there of the season. Last year alone, he drove through a dozen times before the lights went off after New Year’s Day. The feds say James France, 64, defrauded clients seeking commercial loans from businesses with Lake St. Louis addresses, including AmBanc, Commercial Capital Banc and U.S. Underwriting. Although the federal indictment alleges only that France demanded more than $17,000 in fees from 2005 to 2010, the Better Business Bureau has cited hundreds of thousands of complaints from customers nationwide. These claims follow France’s settlement in 2008 of a fraud suit brought by the state attorney general. France has pleaded not guilty. Although the city has just blighted 20 formerly residential acres on its west side, for once it isn’t a case of kowtowing to a corporation. City officials say Sunnen Products Co., which already owns the 20 or so affected homes, bought them for above-market value and have allowed remaining residents to pay rent until they find new accommodations. Sunnen is now redeveloping a 10-acre parcel to the south of Sunnen Business Park and intends to do the same with the area to be razed. The company plans to use any tax abatement for further improvements, officials say, and has pledged to pay current property taxes, despite reduced valuation. Sure, puppies and kittens are cute. But since strays never get ‘the talk’ from their parents, most will reproduce and

eventually create a nuisance. And, break hearts. Of the 50,000 animals that enter metro St. Louis shelters every year, 20,000 will be euthanized. That’s a problem the new, 26,000-square-foot converted Olivette warehouse aims to mitigate. Tails are all a-wag over the new St. Louis County Animal Care and Control Adoption Center, 10521 Baur Blvd., a step toward lightening the load at the county’s two overcrowded shelters, which admittedly are getting a bit long in the tooth. The concept for a veterans pavilion, first raised in Richmond Heights about 10 years ago, is being discussed by the city council again. The idea was initiated by the Rotary Club, which also comprised members from Maplewood, Brentwood and Rock Hill. The council gave its approval for district 2 councilman Mike Jones to explore the concept of a pavilion that honors veterans of World War I and all conflicts since. Jones and others are supposed to develop the concept as a way to celebrate the city’s 100th anniversary in 2013. Richard Wilson has been named director of public works and parks in U. City, effective Nov. 28. He’s a new man in a new position, as the city’s department of Public Works merged in September with Parks, Recreation & Forestry. A professional engineer with 25 years experience, Wilson served most recently as public works director in Franklin County. He was city engineer in Belleville, Ill., from 1998 to 2006. City officials were mum on why Evelyn Shields-Benford, the previous Public Works director, ‘had been removed’ from the position.

[ TT Trivia ] What did 10-year-old singer Gayla Peevey want for Christmas in 1953? (Hint: One was designed for Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park this year.)

The first correct email answer we receive at towntalk@townandstyle.com will win an exclusive Town & Style tote bag! Last issue’s answer | The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is one of several performed during Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite ballet. Others: Dance of the Reed Flutes (Mirlitons), Arabian Dance (Coffee), Chinese Dance (Tea), Russian Dance and Waltz of the Flowers.

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trusted advisors behr, mccarter & potter] by tony di martino A 20th anniversary is an important milestone, a chance to take pride in accomplishments and contemplate future goals. The attorneys at Behr, McCarter & Potter are doing just that as the firm approaches the two-decade mark. “When we first started out, it was just me and a phone in a little room with a concrete floor,” managing partner Tony Behr recalls with a grin. “We’ve come a long way.” They sure have. The Clayton-based civil litigation practice recently made U.S. News and World Report’s 2011-2012 ‘Best Law Firms’ list, winning accolades in two categories: commercial litigation and medical malpractice defense. “It places us among St. Louis’ Top 10 firms in both areas, and we couldn’t be more proud,” Behr says. The selection process included extensive evaluations from clients and peers. “We’re right up there with the largest firms in town. It’s a terrific honor.” Behr and founding partner W. Dudley McCarter also won ‘best lawyer’ plaudits. This isn’t the firm’s first time in the winner’s circle. BM&P consistently claims the highest ranking from Martindale-Hubbell, which rates lawyers worldwide. Partners Behr, McCarter and Steve Potter have won multiple awards and held prestigious positions with the state and county bar. “It’s nice to be singled out, but an outstanding law firm is a team effort,” Behr says. “All 15 of us are first-rate attorneys, and our support staff is top-notch.” Civil litigation, which deals with disputes between individuals or businesses, is a tough field, he notes. “The best trial lawyers are fierce competitors. We love to win for our clients. All our attorneys share that trait.”

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Ethics are equally important, Behr adds. “The question we ask about everyone we hire, after we’ve considered their professional accomplishments, is, Are they a good person? Would we trust our children and our money with them? Would we trust our clients’ children and money with them? If not, they don’t make the cut.” Community service is essential to the firm’s culture. “It‘s not mandatory, but all of us volunteer at church or for a favorite charity or cause,” he says. “It creates an atmosphere of doing for others that makes this a nice place to work.” When asked to name a highlight of the last 20 years, Behr doesn’t hesitate. “Dudley, Steve and I don’t argue. We’ve always been able to hash things out and reach common ground.” Shared values underscore their successful partnership. When the economy tanked in 2008, they took salary cuts rather than lay off staff. “Law is not about the bottom line; it’s not about awards,” Behr says. “It’s about supporting your team and fighting for your clients. And that’s the way it’s been at our firm since day one.” Behr, McCarter & Potter is located at 7777 Bonhomme Ave. in Clayton. Pictured on the cover: Partners Tony Behr, Steve Potter and Dudley McCarter. For more information, call 314.862.3800 or visit behrmccarterpotter.com. Cover design by Jon Fogel | Cover photo by Bill Barrett


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[ Seventy years ago, on Dec. 7, radio announcers in St. Louis interrupted regular programs to report the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Globe-Democrat issued a special editorial that afternoon: “It is a stunning and ghastly act to undertake a major war. Only with the deepest reluctance and realistic foreboding does this country take up arms—yet we will do so with the staunchest confidence, grim and courageous acceptance of duty and an impregnable will for victory.” ]

[ Former Cardinals president Mark Lamping, now CEO of MetLife Stadium where the Jets and Giants play, tried to sell sandwiches and sides to tailgaters this year. They wouldn’t bite. Apparently, Lamping told northjersey.com, tailgaters take pride in cooking for themselves. However, fans will buy the same food—even the $19 steak sandwich— once inside the stadium. ]

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WHAT I DO Obstetrician/ gynecologist and director of Women’s Health Specialists in Creve Coeur; medical director of UNITE-The World with Africa, a nonprofit that brings Americans to poor areas of Tanzania to teach and learn. WHY I DO IT I grew up on a ranch, surrounded by the cycle of life. I was always mesmerized by birth. Spending time in Africa helps me understand the global problems that cause political unrest. I also gain a better understanding of our own social issues by being on the outside looking in. FAMILY I met my husband in medical school. We have two fabulous kids, a son and a daughter. ORIGINS I’m from a small town in northern California, about three hours north of San Francisco.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP My mom tells me I was always

‘operating’ on my stuffed animals. I converted my baby stroller to an ambulance for them. I was pretty sure I wanted to be a large animal vet, but in high school I volunteered at a local clinic and fell in love with helping people. FIRST JOB Mucking out stalls. EDUCATION Undergrad at University of California Berkeley; master’s and medical school at Saint Louis University. AFRICAN ADVENTURE UNITE Founder Anne Wells, a former patient, convinced me there was a need for my services. I’ve been to Africa several times, bringing supplies and training local nurses and medical technicians. We’re now trying to establish a midwife program to reduce birth trauma and the infant mortality rate. I’m going back in February. FAVORITE MOVIE I’ll never forget the first time I saw Star Wars. That opening scene, that music...it was incredible! Thirty years later, it had the same effect on my kids. MOTTO Acta non verba (actions not words). HERO The Dalai Lama. He maintains a wonderful sense of humor despite the hardship he’s seen. TIME TO UNWIND The last thing I want to do at the end of a hard day is watch a health or medical show! I try to let off steam in a healthy, physical way. I’m currently taking karate lessons. FAVORITE BOOK There’s a long list, but Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone still lingers. VACATION ESCAPE Scuba diving in Bonaire. IDEAL SATURDAY NIGHT I love to dance! BEST THING ABOUT ST. LOUIS It’s like a big city and a small town in one. I can go to a baseball game with 40,000 people and always see someone I know. FAVORITE RESTAURANTS For fabulous sandwiches and friendliness, Protzel’s Deli; for a fancy dinner, I Fratellini and Niche. GOALS I want to make a difference in this world, write a book and do a character voice for a cartoon movie.


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[homegrown Kurt Deutsch ] by lauren madras “It’s outrageous, incredible and lots of fun,” Creve Couer native Kurt Deutsch says of his career as an award-winning music producer. “When I was younger, I never thought I would be able to work with the people I idolized. I grew up going to the Muny and listening to Broadway albums. It’s amazing that what I get to do is make the records for people back in St. Louis, Kansas or wherever. They can’t make it to New York to see all the shows, so it’s their connection to this incredible world.” Deutsch, an ’84 alum of John Burroughs High School, started performing with a lucky break that put him in Broadway Bound as Eugene, Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical role. He started college at Syracuse University, but moved to New York City before graduation to take the role. He went on the road with this show, and from there, did even bigger Broadway works and smaller off-Broadway productions. He even moved out to L.A. for a few seasons of half-started TV pilots and series that were canceled early. “I did a lot of bad television,” he says. “But then I met my wife out there while doing Randy Newman’s Faust, a musical.” His wife, Sherie Rene Scott, is well-known for her roles in Rent, Grease, Aida and most recently, the Tony-nominated Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. They were married on a perfect day in March 1998, in a perfect Broadway setting—Barbara Streisand’s houseturned-nature preserve in Malibu. “You’re basically in the middle of the woods, and we had everyone from St. Louis come in for it. It was a perfect day, rainbows and sunshine everywhere,” he says. “And Brooke Shields signed our wedding certificate.” The couple returned to New York for Scott’s role in Aida, and Deutsch’s acting career continued with roles in Law and Order and Sex and the City. Together, the couple founded the record label Sh-K-Boom Records. Deutsch has produced more than 60 albums, including most of the recent big Broadway splashes: The Book of Mormon, Next to Normal, Legally Blonde and the revivals of Hair and Godspell. He even won a Grammy for the recording of In the Heights. Sh-K-Boom also does the solo albums for theater stars, including Scott and Adam Pascal, among others. A second imprint, Ghostlight Records, is dedicated to preserving classic Broadway scores. He visits St. Louis often so his son, Eli, can spend time with his cousins. Much of Deutsch’s family is still in St. Louis, although many of his high school friends have moved elsewhere. He also still works with Mike Isaacson, executive producer of the Muny, who helped Deutsch and his wife put together her Tony-nominated solo show in 2010. Returning home helps remind Deutsch of how far he’s come. “I’ve fallen into an amazing niche. I imagined myself in this world when I was a kid, listening to records,” he says. “I get to preserve the music, and hopefully when people listen to it, they’re inspired to live their dream.”

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It seems everyone, their children and their moms have Toms these days. You probably know that for each pair of the low-impact shoes you buy, another pair is donated to a child in the Third World. But did you know they now offer sunglasses, totes and tees that also contribute to the shoe fund? toms.com

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by judy goodman I recently had the pleasure of attending a special event at Palladium Saint Louis. This impressive downtown venue blends cuttingedge technology and high style with hints of its heroic past. Carefully repurposed and operated by Butler’s Pantry, the tantalizing space originally served as the laundry facility for St. Louis City Hospital. Vacant for 24 years, the building suffered from boarded-up windows, rusty equipment, hanging water pipes and roof leaks. In walked Richard Nix, owner of Butler’s Pantry, with guts and a vision. Working with Gilded Age as developer and architectural designer Mark Herman, the team began restoration in 2008. They preserved the building’s Georgian Revival exterior, designed by Albert Osburg, chief architect of the city’s board of public service, who made a name for himself with projects such as the Renaissance-style Soulard Market. Even the laundry building’s distinctive cupola was replaced. Its large, multi-paned, palladium windows were restored. They originally allowed lots of light for the efficient cleaning of thousands of bed linens and staff uniforms. The interior was functional and spacious

at 6,500 square feet. Most of the crisp, white-tiled walls were covered with drywall, and a three-story chef’s kitchen was installed. Theatrical lighting is used to inspire warmth, and ‘petals’ are moveable panels that delineate different spaces. Built in 1937, the laundry building was funded by Depression-era municipal bonds. The city had begun a $5.5 million modernization project for new construction and renovation at the hospital site, thanks to the Federal Works Progress Administration. City Hospital was first constructed in 1846 to care for the sick during a raging cholera epidemic. The hospital barely met the needs of the city’s rapidly growing population. Destroyed by fire in 1856 and rebuilt on the same site, it treated thousands of wounded soldiers during the Civil War. In 1896, the hospital was flattened by a cyclone. Rebuilt in 1907, it was expanded with the 1923 bond issue, the largest in the country at the time. Those funds were used to further the City Beautiful Movement in architecture and urban planning, by building multiple civic buildings such as the City Courts, Kiel Auditorium and the Municipal Power House.

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Since 2003, Gilded Age has been converting City Hospital, closed in 1985, into urban chic condos known as the Georgian. Palladium Saint Louis and the new adjacent Butler’s Pantry headquarters are part of a $27 million investment at the site. It well deserves Landmark’s ‘Most Enhanced Award’ as a “true metamorphosis” project. If you would like to contribute a memory, please contact judy at nostalgia@townandstyle.com

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Betsy and Paul Liberatore of Wildwood in Galway, Ireland, having dinner on the Orient Express.

Kent and Maureen Price of Des Peres in Machu Picchu, Peru.

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WhyUniversity College? Earn your degree at a university ranking among the best in the nation with one of the lowest tuition rates in St. Louis. Visit us on Facebook.com/WUSTLucollege

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featured Club | The founding members of the Media Club were all once colleagues at the Louis London Ad Agency, now Momentum Worldwide. In 15 years, the monthly bookclub has enabled them to keep in touch and keep “their brains going.” One member moved away to Mexico, but still Skypes in for their meetings! About the Book | Just Kids by Patti Smith is an unflinching account of the rocker and artists’ life in New York in the late 1960s and her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe, her best friend, muse, onetime lover and life companion until he died of AIDS in 1989.

—Maureen Hannon

She’s famous for being a rock star, but she was really a poet who happened to become a rock star. You see that side of her in this book. —Caron Benoist

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She writes with virtually no judgment of herself or Robert as they were in that time. Just with love and acceptance.

Patti was raw and exposed. I think Robert cared a lot more what other people thought than she did.

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I would never have chosen this book, but I’m so glad I read it. It’s the coolest time capsule of New York at that time.

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Eartha Kitt and Madonna got it right when they purred, Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me... Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but most of us wouldn’t mind being BFFs with a fur. The Fur & Leather Centre, renowned for its luxurious coats, jackets and accessories, has been wrapping women in warmth and style for 83 frosty Midwestern winters. But the Frontenac shop is also known for its commitment to community service. “It’s our way of giving back to the people of St. Louis, who have been so good to us,” manager Ann Hurth says. This season, The Fur Centre partners with Town & Style, Operation Food Search and other area businesses to help feed St. Louis’ hungry. “We’re contributing a percentage of all holiday sales to T&S’s holiday food drive,” Hurth says. “We’re also serving as a collection site, so neighbors and customers can drop off canned goods and other nonperishable items whenever it’s convenient.” Convenience counts at this busy time of year, and The Fur Centre makes gift-buying easier than ever with a new designer boutique within the store. “We created it especially for clients who usually go to New York or Chicago to shop

for items they can’t find in St. Louis,” Hurth says. The exclusive boutique features the latest looks from New York, Milan and Paris. Trends include shearling coats and jackets, fur vests, and scarves and mittens that add panache to casual and business wear. The most popular length is the seven-eighths coat, which works equally well with dresses and pants. “And stoles are making a huge comeback, especially with our younger clients, maybe because of the Mad Men influence,” she says. Today’s furs are sophisticated, lightweight and versatile, not something you take out of mothballs once or twice a year for a special event. “These are not your grandma’s furs—they’re meant to be enjoyed often, taking you from the kids’ soccer games to the best restaurant in town with equal aplomb,” Hurth says. Fur is practical, too. “It’s warm and long-lasting, and, when you’re ready for an update, we can restyle it for you.” The store’s master furriers can increase length and fullness, or turn a long coat into a sporty jacket. They also can ‘recycle’ an older fur into a knit or combine it with other fabrics, even denim. Don’t feel left out if you’re on a budget. The designer boutique is upscale, but the rest of the showroom offers gifts to please every pocketbook, Hurth says. “We want everyone to have a merry Christmas,” she adds. “Fur offers warmth and style at a variety of price points, and our new boutique gives shoppers even more to choose from. No wonder everyone smiles when they see a Fur Centre gift box under the tree!” And, thanks to the shop’s role in T&S’s holiday food drive, more St. Louis families will have something to smile about when they gather around the holiday dinner table.

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A 10-year veteran responsible for providing comprehensive fiduciary and estate planning advice to high-net-worth individuals, business owners and executives

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business [IN]sight solon gershman inc. ] by catherine klene

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The real estate market has taken a beating in the past few years, but Tom Stern, president and CEO of Solon Gershman Inc., has rolled with the punches. A commercial real estate company, Solon Gershman Inc. has not only remained independent; it has maintained strong client relationships and even widened its reach. “The St. Louis market is not as good as it has been, but there are opportunities,” Stern says. “There aren’t extreme highs and lows you see in other markets. We’re comfortable doing business here.” The company was founded by its namesake it 1948. (The same Gershman also founded Gershman Mortgage, a commercial and residential mortgage company, in 1953.) Gershman was involved in the company until his death in 2003, and Stern says working closely with Gershman for 35 years allowed him to fully understand commercial real estate services. Today, the company manages approximately 7.5 million square feet valued at more than $650 million, including the Park 270 office buildings and Timberlake Corporate Center. The company focuses strictly on commercial real estate, managing and developing properties for new and existing owners. “There’s a lot more competition on the residential side, and we have a much larger presence on the commercial side,” he says. “We opted to stay out of residential, and it’s proved to be a good move for us.” While residential real estate faces blocks of unsold homes, the commercial side has its own challenges with struggling tenants and closing businesses. Stern says understanding tenants and accommodating them during difficult times has strengthened his business and his relationships with owners and tenants. This flexibility includes allowing tenants to remit reduced rental fees, as long as they make the effort to pay. “We have a lot of longtime tenants, and we’ve come to know and admire their work ethic,” he says. “As long as they’re making an effort, we’re hopeful the owners we work with will do likewise. Nobody likes empty properties.” Solon Gershman Inc. also has focused on growth. It recently acquired the managment division of Coldwell Banker Commercial, which increased Gershman’s property management portfolio by 30 percent and added 20 more licensed brokers to the company. “This acquisition allows us to provide more services to our existing clients, and to theirs,” Stern says. A focus on St. Louis is at the heart of the Gershman business philosophy; all its properties stand within a few hours drive from the city. “The St. Louis area is a very solid market,” Stern says. “We enjoy a good reputation with the people we serve and the people we compete with. That puts us in a very special place. We’re confident we’ll be successful going forward.”

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<< Jean-Paul Montupet, executive vice president at Emerson, has been elected vice chair of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.

<< Attorney Margo L. Green has been named chairman of the advisory board for Kids in the Middle. She has served on the board for three years.

<< Sarah J. Luem joins the Clayton law firm of Capes,

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Guests were immersed in Cardinals culture at the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity Hall of Fame event at Busch Stadium. There was a cocktail party with retired Red Birds, batting practice and a private tour of Busch Stadium.

Time keeps ticking as Timekeepers owners Semyon and Alina Ilyashov celebrated their 30th anniversary in business. Olivette mayor Jean Antoine was in attendance for the family business’ milestone.

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National Council of Jewish Women ]

The National Council of Jewish Women recently opened a new location for its NCJW Resale Shop. The Creve Coeur building serves as both its headquarters and its popular clothing store.

Photo by Yana Hotter

Corinne Winters, a soprano and Gerdine Young Artist, received the first annual Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Prize from Opera Theatre of St. Louis. The prize continues OTSL’s mission to further the careers of up-and-coming stars.

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Jewish Family & Children’s Service Tree of Life Society recently honored the Harvey Kornblum Foundation for its contributions to the JF&CS food pantry. David Weiss, Cindy Hyken, Rick Rovack

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Making every day matter. For 110 years, Jewish Federation of St. Louis has benefitted the entire St. Louis region. We bring together people of all ages and backgrounds, provide innovative high-quality programs, services and meaningful volunteer opportunities. Through our family of agencies, programs and services, we provide emergency assistance to families in trouble; education and scholarships; programs for seniors; food for the hungry; counseling; help for the unemployed and so much more. See how Jewish Federation and the St. Louis region are Thriving. Together. at www.JewishinStLouis.org.

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by charles barnes What | St. Louis Stimulus Society’s launch of ‘Luxury for Less Savings Showcase, a collaborative buying St. Louis businesses launched to offer upscale products and services. St. Louis Stimulus Society, also new, is an initiative to encourage local entrepreneurship. Where | Mandarin, Bar Italia Ristorante and Luna Lounge When | Oct. 13 Why | To benefit St. Louis Stimulus Society Who | Founder Brett Cervantes, emcee Peter Vaccaro, Small Business Monthly publisher Ron Ameln, Hon. Gary Gaertner and many civic and business supporters Highlights | Fine luxury products and personal services showcased during a cocktail hour and dinner.

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[ Record wedding trivia Holders In the excitement of wedding planning, it’s common to hear prospective brides refer to various elements of their big day as ‘the best,’ ‘the biggest’ or ‘the prettiest.’ But only a few weddings worldwide can actually hold those distinctions. Here are some of our favorite record holders. [ The Biggest ]A 1995 luncheon hosted by Bollywood star Jayalalitha Jayaram included more than 150,000 guests to celebrate the wedding of her son, V.N. Sudhakaran, in Chennai, India.

[The Largest Wedding Cake] This wasn’t actually for a wedding—the record cake was created for the New England Bridal Showcase at Mohegan Sun Casino in 2007 and measured 17 feet tall and 15,032 pounds—more than three times the previous record! The seven-tiered cake was vanilla-flavored and required 10,000 pounds of batter and nearly 5,000 pounds of frosting. It was assembled by chef Lynn Mansel and a team of 57 pastry chefs, and could feed 60,000 people. [The Longest Train] How many bridesmaids would it take to carry a mile-long train? It was created by Andreas Evstratiou for her Green Leaf bridal shop in Cyprus, with the train measuring slightly over 4,468 feet (just 832 feet short of a mile). [The Largest Wedding Dress] On June 23, 2006, Carly O’Brien of Gloucester, England, wore a bridal skirt so wide it had to be squeezed down the aisle. The 8-feet wide, 60-feet long gown weighed 350 pounds! It took nine-and-a-half hours to get Carly into it and 20 guests to edge it down the aisle. [The Most Vow Renewals] While many brides get to the end of their wedding promising, Never again!, Lauren and David Blair, married since 1984, become newlyweds over and over again—they’ve redone the ceremony 100 times! [The Largest Vow Renewal] More than 750 couples lined up to say, We do...still! at the Re-Union: The World’s Largest Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony, held in 2008 at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History in Pittsburgh. [The Most Expensive Wedding Bouquet] Valued at $125,000, a bouquet made of red and white gemstones is displayed at Ruby Plaza on Vietnam’s Le Ngoc Han Street. This over-the-top nosegay consists of nine diamonds, a star-shaped ruby and 90 other gemstones. Reprinted with permission from Planet Wedding by Sandra and Harry Choron, Harcourt Publishing Company.

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By Suzy Bacino Photos by Suzy Gorman

Hello, holiday! Cartise red ruffle blazer, $249 from Distinctions; Graham & Spencer black stirrup pants, $178 from Esther

Time to switch gears from the daily grind and turn our sights toward parties, events and general merriment! What better way than with a little sparkle and a lot of glam?

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Jovani strapless gown, $699 from Distinctions; Glynneth B. tassel earrings, $313 from Esther


BCBG white blouse with removable bow, $150 from Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; gold sequin shorts, $68 from Splash; earrings, $196 from Vie


Milly metallic dress, $385; Elizabeth and James blazer, $595; Glynneth B. bracelet, $338 All from Esther


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Ivanka Trump is a wife, mother, executive and reality show star. And for the past several

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T&S Why did you decide to start your own business? IT Since I was young, I have been inspired by jewelry. I always admired the intricacies and construction of jewelry. Later, I felt the luxury fine jewelry market was missing a fresh, young, design approach. My philosophy is simple: jewelry should pay homage to the past while embracing the future.

T&S Do you wear your jewelry, and what’s your favorite piece? IT My favorites are the tassels, mixed-bead necklace in black onyx with diamond oval clasp, and the signature ovals.

T&S How much time do you spend on actual design? IT I begin designing collections approximately a year to a year-

and-a-half before they are available in stores. It is an arduous process perfecting each piece, sourcing materials and ensuring the finished product is exactly how I envisioned it. My 2011 Noor collection took months to perfect. The end result is a line of intricate, lightweight jewels I am incredibly proud of.

T&S The jewelry line is only one aspect of your life. How do you balance it all? IT I generally wake up, feed my daughter Arabella, and read the newspapers.  I arrive at the office somewhere between 7:30 and 8 a.m. My days are often filled with meetings—everything from design to hotel management and jewelry initiatives—and often, filming for The Apprentice.  I try to stick to a strict schedule and never run late—something I learned from my father.  I also try to return phone calls and emails, as it’s important to respond in a timely manner.

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IT My parents taught us that hard work never goes out of style! I

wake up every day with a focused, organized plan to meet all my professional, personal and lifestyle goals.


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2 | Verde Kids

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3 | Ginger & Mary Ann Boutique

USA-made Peapack Mittens are one of a kind and made from recycled wool sweaters with a super-soft fleece lining.

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Authentic Byzantine cross from 340-640 A.D. with bejeweled frame of sterling silver, 18kt. gold and diamond by Nouveau 1910 14442 Clayton Road | 636.227.7225 | novakjewelers.com | $1,000

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Theme charcoal grey sweater dress with leather buckles is a great work-to-play winter dress to pair with leggings and boots. 1126 Town & Country Crossing Drive | 636.220.6110 klutchstyle.com

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Celebrate the Holidays at Powell Hall

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Holiday Celebration Ward Stare, conductor St. louis Symphony Holiday Festival Chorus

with students from Ladue High School, Ft. Zumwalt West, Normandy High School and McCluer North High School

Kevin Mcbeth, director See why thousands of St. louisans make the Stl Symphony’s Holiday Celebration an annual tradition. Powell Hall is transformed to a magical place for all ages complete with eggnog, hot chocolate and visits from Santa. Join us for your favorite songs that define the holiday spirit, including The First Noel, Sleigh Ride, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and so many more. PreSented by

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Nut bowl with pewter squirrel and acorn scoop 10502 Manchester Road | 314.822.2221 | bdaviscompany.com | $79

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11 | Genovese Jewelers

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12 | MACS Designs

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Floating Agates gold bib necklace from Zariin, made of 22kt. gold and colorful green and pink agates 44 Maryland Plaza | 314.361.1010 | 10denza.com | $450

15 | BCBG Max Azria

Emmett lace ruffle trench is a modern adaptation of a classic piece. #70 Plaza Frontenac | 314.432.6166 | bcbg.com | $488

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Look, I Made a Hat by Stephen Sondheim 399 N. Euclid Ave. | 321 N. 10th St. | 314.367.6731 | left-bank.com | $45

19 | Joy Tribout Interiors

The equestrian wine caddy, the perfect holiday gift for your chic hostess or that special guy! 9719 Clayton Road | 314.692.9888 | joytribout.com

20 | The Silver Lady

14kt. white gold and diamond huggies with blue topaz dangle 6364 Delmar Blvd. | 314.727.0704 | 4736 McPherson Ave. | 314.367.7587 | $660

21 | Pulse

iPad sleeve with reversible sequin exterior and adjustable cross-body strap for transporting your iPad in style

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22 | Pure Bliss Living

Feed your skin a vinotherapy trifecta of grapeseed extract oil and botanical nutrients with our organic starter set. 314.630.0096 | pureblissliving.com | $49

23 | FOB

Seasonal greens include a whimsical bird’s nest. 157 Lamp & Lantern Village | 636.207.7131 | fobsaintlouis-details.com | $85

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24 | Blue Moon

Twist Yoga’s tie-dye hoodie, individually hand-painted and dyed in a variety of color combinations. 159 Carondelet Plaza | 314.256.1823 | bluemoonactivewear.com | $42

25 | Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers

Copernicus Earrings are H.Stern’s latest collection, combining diamonds, stars and 18kt. gold. 314.863.8820 | 101 S. Hanley Road, Ste. 110 | heffern.com | $2,300

26 | Three French Hens

‘Santa with Presents’ by Mark Roberts 16935 Manchester Road | 636.458.8033 | threefrenchhensantiques.com | $224

27 | Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers

The ‘Seven Days a Week I Love You’ set of seven sterling bangles (two sets shown)— one for each day. 314.863.8820 | 101 S. Hanley Road, Ste. 110 | heffern.com | $250 per set

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Beautiful hobnail candles in lovely colors and hand-poured on site 8416 Manchester Road | 314.961.1990 | khalldesigns.com | $29

29 | L’Ecole Culinaire

Give the gift of a cooking class to that special ‘foodie’ in your life! 9200 Olive Blvd. | 314.264.1999 | lecoleacademy.com | Starting at $45

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Gardenland Express

Holiday Flower and Train Show Now Through January 2 Watch model trains travel through a festive landscape of flowers, brightly colored presents, and a stacked poinsettia “tree,” and discover the many gifts that trees give every day. Sponsorship support by: Central States Coca-Cola Bottling Company, CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., and Greg and Janet Krekeler.

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NOVAK JEWELERS HOLIDAY HOURS: Mon-Fri 10-6 | Wed 10-7 Sat 10-4 | Sun 12-3 C N E W LO

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9218 Clayton Road | 314.692.2634 1066 Town & Country Crossing Drive | 636.227.2634 codijewelry.com | $65

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Iridescent crystal-encrusted holiday bracelet

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Give the gift of musical theater this holiday season with the extraordinary lineup of Ain’t Misbehavin, The Sound of Music and My One and Only. 444 Chesterfield Center (Box Office) | 314.821.2407 stagesstlouis.org | $15 to $55

The Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness party™

32 | Craft Alliance gallery shop Drape your wrist in lovely gingko leaves made of painted metal by artist Michael Michaud. 6640 Delmar Blvd. | 314.725.1177 | craftalliance.org | $78

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39 | Garden Gate Shop at the Missouri Botanical Garden Beautiful silk crepe scarf measures 20 by 68 inches and features Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic irises. 4344 Shaw Blvd. | 314.577.5137 gardengateshop.org | $40

40 | St. Louis Symphony

A concert of signature movie music from John Williams, including selections from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Amistad, Saving Private Ryan and, of course, Star Wars. Dec. 29 and 30 at Powell Hall. 718 N. Grand Blvd. | 314.534.1700 stlsymphony.org | $35 to $75

41 | Kodner Gallery

A Vintage Art Nouveau lithograph by Alphonse Mucha (Czech 1860-1939) from 1899, entitled Eclat du Jour. 9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477 kodnergallery.com

42 | Merrily We Sew Along

The newest series in our lineup, the BERNINA 580 262 Lamp & Lantern Village | 636.220.7738 merrilywesewalong.com

36 | Bergfeld Recreation

Multi-level 5-foot and 6-foot high decks, 12-foot rocket slide, 9-foot swing beam, 100 percent cedar with lifetime warranty 14100 Manchester Road | 5655 Suemandy Drive 636.394.4445 | bergfeldrecreation.com | $4,200

37 | Distinctions

Alberto Makali new spring fashions and Ali & Bird exquisite jewelry trunk show will be Dec. 9 and 10. 12354 Olive Blvd. | 314.434.5445 | distinctionsinfashion.com

636 220 7738 262 Lamp and Lantern Village Town and Country 63017

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Balancing the

Immune [System by mary jo blackwood, RN, MPH

When we don’t eat right, get enough sleep or the stress of a loss or a final exam takes a toll, our immune system turns on us, and we get sick. The solution? It’s all about balance.

[ dodging harmful germs ] The average human hand has 840,000 germs. Most of the time, a good hand-washing is all we need to stay healthy and protect our immune system. Donna Duberg, clinical lab science, SLU The Center for Disease Control says the best way to control infection and protect the immune system is using plain soap and water. Lather vigorously for at least 20 seconds. Washing removes visible dirt and oils bacteria cling to. Scrub the front and back of your hands, under jewelry and under nails. Hands should be washed before eating; after using the bathroom and taking the garbage out; and before, during and after preparing food, or caring for someone ill. Dryers in public restrooms blow dirty air over your justwashed hands. Beware the shared hand towel. Bacteria multiply in damp cloth. If there aren’t any paper towels, a hand sanitizer or wet wipes are better options. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. All have mucous membranes easily penetrated by the germs on our hands. Jeanne Zack, Missouri Baptist Medical Center The healthy immune system is like a wheel with four spokes. The physical spoke includes hygiene, good nutrition and exercise; the social spoke includes supportive relationships; the emotional spoke controls stress; and the spiritual spoke gives our lives meaning. If one of these spokes breaks, we can function for a while, but we’re more susceptible to illness. Use alcohol or vinegar to clean cell phones, credit cards, iPods, keyboards and key pads. Use sanitizer after using ATMs, escalator railings, door handles and elevator buttons in public buildings. Get a flu shot. It’s us against the germs of the world.

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HEALTH&BEAUTY

[ let them eat dirt ] Normally our immune system gears up to fight an invading virus or bacteria and then relaxes. But sometimes the system doesn’t turn off when the threat is over, creating allergies or autoimmune disease. Dr. Justin James, Chesterfield Valley Gastroenterology We don’t know why the immune system becomes overactive. Genetics play a part: immune diseases, sometimes different ones, often run in families. But it’s not only genes. One identical twin can have an autoimmune disease, and the other not. Crohn’s disease was the first autoimmune disease associated with a defective gene. Often it’s triggered by an infection. In susceptible people, it sets off a cascade of inflammation and autoimmune response. With selected Crohn’s patients, we’ve had good results using an immune strengthening

medication to calm excessive immune system activity. Interestingly, mice raised in a germ-free environment don’t develop right. Human babies need to interact with their world, including the DNA from bacteria and viruses, at an early age to develop a healthy immune system. Kids sample their environment by eating it. Dr. Terry Moore, rheumatology, Slu The most common first signs of immune issues are skin rash, joint pain and swelling, or ulcers in the mucous membrane of the mouth, nose or vagina. More severe symptoms may involve the central nervous system, kidney, heart or lungs. Immune problems often are misdiagnosed. The same symptoms can suggest sinusitis, a virus or food poisoning. When symptoms persist, patients should urge their primary doctor to refer them to an immunologist. If autoimmune disease runs in your family, strengthen your immune system by maintaining your ideal weight and following a diet high in antioxidants and low in fat. Get all your immunizations to prevent viruses that can trigger an autoimmune response. Chronic Epstein-Barr, the mononucleosis virus, can stimulate an autoimmune effect on connective tissue. The earlier the diagnosis, the better the outlook for the patient.

[ probiotics | the good guys ] Antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria, so we need the probiotics (good bacteria) found in yogurt, buttermilk and supplements to reestablish normal function. “I take probiotics every day to keep my immune system pumped,” says Joakim Annwall, regional sales manager for Everidis Health Sciences. “They help the good bacteria in my gut synthesize the vitamins from a healthy diet. Instead of treating illness, we should invest in preventing it. Probiotics do that.” The body of research on specific probiotics is growing, so if you plan to try them, do a little research on the effects and safety of specific products, Annwall suggests. “For instance, some probiotic supplements are made with pig bacteria, which isn’t harmful, but their effects are shorter-lived in the GI tract than human strains,” he says. “The strain backed by the most research is Lactobacillus reuteri (L.reuteri), which is very helpful for preventing illness and diarrhea, especially when taken on a regular basis.

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[ proper use of antibiotics ] Eighty percent of our immune system is in our gut. “But antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria,” says pharmacist Paul Hueseman of Bellevue Pharmacy. “And improper use of antibiotics leads to resistance.” Antibiotics work only on bacterial infections, not viral. Viral symptoms most often include colds, influenza, cough, bronchitis, sore throat (except for strep), and most ear infections. Because antibiotics kill good bugs that aid digestion, synthesize vitamins and keep the bad bugs at bay, they can cause systemic yeast infections, loss of minerals, diarrhea, gut inflammation and food allergies. If you take antibiotics, it’s a good idea to take probiotics at the same time. For an infection, take the full prescribed course. You may feel better as the bacterial load is reduced, but if all the bacteria aren’t killed, they can come back stronger and more resistant to treatment. Antibiotics can weaken or strengthen the effects of other drugs, so talk to your pharmacist. If you take birth control pills, use additional protection until the antibiotics are out of your system. Moderate alcohol intake is not a problem with most antibiotics, but heavy drinking can inactivate them.

[ sorting out supplements ] How many extra vitamins and supplements do we need to keep our immune system in tip-top shape? Not very many. Afua Bromley, St. Louis Acupuncture Antioxidants are our immune buddies, helping with cellular repair and regeneration. Our body absorbs nutrients best from food: vitamin C from fruit, A vitamins from orange vegetables, and B vitamins from whole grains and dark leafy greens. Brief sun exposure can make all the vitamin D we need. When our immune system is under attack, a supplement can help. Our bodies use more B vitamins during intense periods of stress, so take a B-complex supplement if you’re under fire at work or home. If you’re around sick people, add a vitamin C supplement. Megadosing of supplements is a problem. Fat-soluble vitamins like A and E in high doses can become toxic to the liver or cardiovascular system. Many minerals, including chromium and iron, are toxic in high quantities.

Ask the Expert

Dr. Kenneth Poole, Mercy Clinic of Internal Medicine Always check with your doctor before taking supplements. People assume they’re good, but even common supplements, like calcium for bone health, can be harmful if calcium levels are already high. A good general multivitamin probably makes up for any diet deficiencies. Many supplements available in health food stores are not FDA approved for specific applications, have no dosage standards and aren’t tested for side effects or efficacy. Check with your pharmacist about possible drug interactions. For instance, if you’re on Coumadin, aspirin therapy or Plavix, an herb like gingko can cause bleeding problems. You may be better off getting a flu shot and maintaining proper hand hygiene than spending $30 on vitamins.

[ cool tool ] This take-along bottle with a snap clip for backpack, diaper bag or purse comes in handy during cold and flu season, enabling you to moisturize and sanitize hands instantly without water. Available at local drug stores.

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There’s something lovely about a fine perfume in a beautiful bottle. It’s a perfect holiday gift as long as you keep a few things in mind. Roberto Ferreira, curator of the Creed collection, explains: “If you are lucky, you will find a salesperson who understands the products they are selling. Then tell them everything you can—what type of relationship do you have, where will the perfume be worn, what is her favorite color, food, type of music? But,” he says, “forget about the coffee beans trick. You can really smell only three or four scents in a single sitting. The coffee doesn’t help—it’s the oldest marketing trick in the book.”

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Sophisticated, feminine, young and exciting: the hot-pink scent is just as fun as it looks. Perfect for the girl whose signature drink is a glass of champagne and who idolizes Hepburn’s Holly Golightly. Sexy musk with a pop of sweet caramel and finishing with vanillascented honey, it’s a great scent for a date or romantic night in. Shower gel, lotion and exfoliating body scrub are also available. “Perfume can help you feel how you want to feel,” Ferreira says. “It can put you in the right mindset.” 50 ml, $80

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The original Shalimar has the most glamorous of beginnings: the wife of the storied perfume maker wore it on an oceanliner bound for the Americas, and fellow passengers were beside themselves trying to track down the scent. In this new incarnation, the original scent was the inspiration, as was Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, resulting in a youthful and exciting fragrance perfect for first love, debutantes, brides and the young at heart. Toasty almond and heat-infused Hedione add new life to the classic notes of rose and vanilla.

Exotic spices form the backbone of this powerful, woodsy scent perfect for evening. The top notes of orange and lemon with sandalwood and cedar finishes bring to mind the inviting warmth of holiday time. And take advantage of the sturdy canvas box it comes in. “Though the bottles are very pretty, the best place to keep perfume so it really lasts is away from all light and at a cool room temperature. I recommend keeping the original box stashed in your lingerie drawer,” Ferreira says.

This unisex scent is perfect for a no-nonsense woman. (Kate Middleton is said to have a bottle on her vanity.) Inspired by wood, leather and precious metals, with notes of lemon, cedar and sandalwood, it’s sensual and powerful, a scent she’ll wear for herself. Spray it directly on the forearm and let it dry before you dress, Ferreira advises. “Perfume is fragile; light and heat are what makes it fade. Wear it under your clothes and on your arms or neck for the longest-lasting scent.” A portion of the proceeds of Royal-Oud is donated to Global Giving. 75 ml, $300

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>glamour girl versace bright crystal

A sheer, luminous scent of classic florals with a surprisingly musky end note. It’s modeled after a custom blend of florals mixed by Donatella Versace, and if your idea of a perfect winter vacation is a yacht off the coast of Ibiza, this scent is for you. The compact, sparkly packaging makes for a perfect stocking stuffer. The scent is mild enough for the workplace and gives the impression you’ve spent the morning gently tending your lavish flower garden. A portion of the proceeds from this scent are donated to Breast Health International. 30 ml, $88

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A.M. Care Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser, followed by Estee Lauder Perfectionist, Neutrogena Ageless Essentials Continuous Hydration Eye Cream and RX Systems Rejuvenating Protein Moisturizer with SPF 35. Makeup I use brushes for everything, and I start with concealer and foundation with an additional SPF and Lancome Dual Finish Powder to set. I use MAC eye pencil in Teddy and Lancome mascara and lash primer. And I wear lipstick all the time, in orangey corals. P.M. Care I always remove my makeup with Neutrogena eye makeup remover. Same cleanser, but I use a Clarisonic (electric face brush) at night. I repeat the eye cream, too. But then I use CeraVe moisturizer all over my face. Masks Once a week, I use Ahava Mud Mask. Occasionally, I’ll do a homemade mask that combines one mashed ripe avocado with ¼ cup sour cream—the sour cream exfoliates dead skin cells. Sometimes I also use a face steamer in the shower.

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“My approach is very simple, years,” Spiegelglass says. “It was our daughter but it’s a diligent routine,” says Renee Spiegelglass, 61. “It’s nothing fancy. It’s just a matter of using what works for me.” What works for her includes admirable use of SPF, a healthy diet and dedication to physical fitness. “I work out at the JCC. I’m there almost every day, doing aerobics, stretching, weight lifting or yoga.” Spiegelglass met her husband Barry while both were students at University City High School. They graduated together and moved to Kansas University in Lawrence, Kan., where they graduated and were married in 1971. Now, they have two grown children and five grandkids. Together, they hike and bike on yearly trips to Arizona or Colorado. They’re both committed to healthy living: “We probably haven’t eaten red meat for 25

who got us into it. She came home from camp not wanting to eat meat anymore, and it just happened. We stick to leaner white meats.” For an indulgence, they enjoy going out to dinner at one of the restaurants Barry and his son Tim built through Spiegelglass Construction, including Brio’s and Fleming’s. But Spiegelglass also loves to cook, especially what she calls “out-of-the-box salads” and hearty soups. When she’s not spending time with her family, she is involved in charity work. She bakes challah—traditional braided egg bread—for Central Reform Congregation and is one of the chairs for the National Council of Jewish Women’s spring event, Bravo St. Louis, where she manages the food and beverage committee.

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[ amuse bouche ] THE scene | Funky urban warehouse with two-level dining, open bakery and kitchen, and wide windows all around onto the cosmopolitan Washington Avenue streetscape. THE owner | Dave Bailey THE PRICES |$9 burgers, $6

salads and $3.50 milkshakes, if you can settle for 8 ounces ($5.50 if you can’t)

THE FAVORITES| Cinnamon Milkshake, Pumpkin Pie Milkshake, Fries, Moroccan Burger, Pretzels with House Cheese Sauce

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Restaurateur David Bailey (Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, Rooster) is out to build a better burger. This burgers-only joint has one standout feature— everything is house-made, from the ketchup to the buns. The premise is that a superior meal requires superior parts. Set in the building that once housed the old City Grocer, it’s a wide, open space with concrete floors, iron stairs and railings, and industrial-style light bulbs. On the ground level, narrow communal tables face a long wood bar with brick walls. Upstairs, conventional tables offer bird’s-eye views of the bakery and kitchen below. The overall effect is farmhouse-meets-city chic. The menu is simple: 18 varieties of burger and 11 different sauces for your fries. There are a few ‘snacks,’ i.e. starters, and six different salads. The beverage menu lists 30 kinds of beer, 10 ‘boozy’ lemonades and as many spiked floats/shakes (the mojito shake is

made with lime sorbet). To read the ‘soda pop’ menu, you’d swear this place was on a mission to compile the most comprehensive list of carbonated drinks in the world (we recommend Mr. Q Cumber). There are so many, they’re categorized by flavor (who knew there are nine kinds of cream soda?). The shakes and sundaes can be customized from 24 flavors of ice cream and sorbet (the Cinnamon Shake was a winner, as was the Pumpkin Pie, complete with mashed pumpkin pie, crust and all). Pretzels with House Cheese Sauce ($6) was a good starter: three doughy rolls and a creamy white cheddar dip. Thick, meaty Smoked Onion Rings ($7) were infused with smoky flavor. Chicken Liver Mousse ($8) was tasty and served with very good crostini and some re-plumped dried cherries. The burgers are made with grass-fed Missouri meat. The Slinger ($9) was an interesting concoction of burger, chili and sunny-side egg. The meat was

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flavorful and tender, but the bun stole the show: excellent, house-made white bread lightly grilled and buttered. And that egg was perfectly executed, with firm whites and runny yolk. The three-bean chili was distinctly flavored with something like clove, mace or allspice, also present in the house-made ketchup. The Moroccan ($12), a lamb burger topped with feta, caramelized onions, plumped raisins and arugula, was hearty and very good. The Thai burger ($9), ground white-meat chicken, was on the dry side, despite its appealing topping of shredded daikon and cabbage, cilantro aioli and peanut sauce. The fries ($2 or $4) had great flavor and texture: crisp, oiled and very salty. Of the sauces we tasted, our favorites were the wasabi ketchup (horseradishhot), the chipotle (a mayo-based aioli) and the beer mustard. Even the Veggie burger ($7), a blend of hominy and lentils, was good with avocado mousse, jicama slaw and queso.

[ food • ŏ • lō • gy ] Wasabi | The Japanese version of horseradish, it has a sharp, pungent flavor. Arugula | A salad green with peppery flavor, it is sometimes called ‘rocket.’ Daikon | A large, Asian radish with sweet flavor, its name comes from the Japanese words

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OLD FAVE | Sugo’s, the popular neighborhood Italian spot with a limited (but tasty) menu of spaghetti with meatballs, lasagna, chicken spedini and a few other dishes, most costing around $10. The food is reliable and plentiful.

Fresh bread, charcuterie, cheese and jam from a street market in France

NEW RAVE | Cleveland-Heath, in Edwardsville, which has moved into the spot vacated by Fond (106 N. Main St.) This is a collaboration between Ed Heath and Jenny Cleveland, who worked at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry and Ad Hoc. That credential alone bodes well for the place.

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The building at 4353 Manchester Ave. once home to Anthony Devoti’s Newstead Tower Public House will see renewed life as O’Shays Pub. Owner Shamus ‘Shay’ Landry hopes to open his doors by Christmas. The menu will include Irish and American fare, with staples like burgers and sandwiches alongside Irish favorites like shepherd’s pie and corned beef and cabbage.

[ news to nosh on ]

Brian Hardesty is now the executive chef at Nosh, the bistro located inside Starrs in Richmond Heights. Hardesty will split his time between the restaurant and his burgeoning food truck biz, Guerrilla Street Food. Last spring, Hardesty resigned from the now-defunct Terrene to devote himself to his meals-on-wheels operation. A complete menu overhaul at Nosh is forthcoming.

[ racanelli’s returning to u. city ] Owner John Racanelli is currently working on bringing his New York-style pizzeria back to The Loop, where a Racanelli’s Express was once located. The pizzeria currently has locations in Kirkwood, Webster Groves and the Central West End.

[ pinball & pizza ]

Michael Stivers hopes to have his vintage pinball and skee-ball venue, Tilt, open by year’s end. It will be in Maplewood at Hazel and Sutton avenues in the two connected storefronts formerly occupied by Artisan Caffé. There will be a full bar and a limited food menu of items sourced from local businesses, including Dogtown Pizza.

[ pig on the loose ]

Larry Lampert has closed Lampert’s Plush Pig BBQ at 2809 S. McKnight Road in Rock Hill after the building’s new owner raised the rent. Lampert is looking for a new location. Prior to its Rock Hill address, the barbecue joint was on Forsyth Boulevard in downtown Clayton.

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Chris Pagano and his son S.J. have a simple goal: Learn what your dream is, and make it happen. There is a special kind of earnestness in their dealings with clients that is unique to family-owned businesses. Pagano Land Development is an awardwinning company that builds unique, tailor-made homes and businesses. You may recognize its work: The company managed the historically accurate renovation of Gus’s Pretzels on Arsenal Street and rebuilt the outdated Imo’s in downtown Clayton. But Chris’ first love is residential development. He founded the company in 1989 and has done projects as small as a bathroom remodel and as big as a whole neighborhood of new construction. “No matter the size of the project, every client is important to us,” he says. “Everyone we work with gets our hands-on attention. I give them my cell number.” The Paganos like to keep it all in the the family, with Chris at the helm, son S.J. as vice president, and wife Toni as the resident green expert. This helps them maintain a personal connection with their employees and clients. “We’re flexible and accessible,” S.J. says. “It’s not every company where you can call and speak with the president directly.” With ground-up construction projects, Chris tours the client’s existing home and other properties to establish what they like—and more important, what they don’t like. But more and more, the Paganos are noticing that instead of buying new homes, clients are updating existing homes. When working on smaller projects, it’s important to match the new areas to the existing structure, Chris says, so they use techniques like custom millwork to achieve that harmony. They know they’ve hit the mark when clients argue about where the line between new and old is. The Paganos’ talents come together in their current Magnolia Heights Townhomes in the historic Hill area. The development, which features customizable, new construction, makes good use of the walking neighborhood while modern floor plans and contemporary finishes cater to the emerging market of young professionals and empty nesters in the city. It’s also green-certified. The development has won several awards, including two Homers: Outstanding Single-Family Attached Homes and Outstanding GreenVerified Construction. There are six units remaining of the original 10, most of them blank canvases ready for owners to customize. “We take a lot of time with clients to come up with solutions that work for them,” Chris says. “We come up with floor plans and work with a variety of interior designers. It may sound cheesy, but we really want to make your dream home a reality.”


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147 north hanley road | clayton 5 bedrooms, 2½ baths $589,000 this property reminiscent of a home on nantucket, offers the buyer a rare opportunity to live in old town.

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new Price! 200 briGhton way | clayton 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $609,000 Light-filled, updated Clayton Gardens home. Family rm, eat-in kitchen & finished lower level. Level backyard.

1 almont acres | ladue 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths $599,000 outstanding all brick home updated kitchen & baths hardwood floors & whole house generator.

new listinG! 7439 washinGton avenue | university city 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $479,000 Well-designed, updated, eat-in kitchen. 1st flr family rm leads to back patio. enclosed sunrm. large master suite.

1136 washinGton ave. #904 | downtown 3 bedrooms & 3 baths $464,000 extraordinary 2-story Penthouse has the wow factor featuring 2,200 sq. ft. Private terrace. 2 parking spots.

7037 cornell avenue | university city 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $425,000 beautifully renovated home offers modern amenities while historic architectural details remain preserved.

6376 alamo avenue | clayton 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $399,900 lovely, well-maintained home in the popular hi-Pointe demun neighborhood. recently remodeled kitchen!

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15 quailways drive | ladue schools 13319 FairField square | town and country 13 clayton hills lane | town and country 4 bedrooms, 2 baths $336,000 atrium ranch $399,900 4 bedrooms, 4 baths $394,000 Lovely home w/ open floor plan. Light & bright! Kitchen so peaceful, yet minutes away from everything. offers rehabber’s dream come true.well-built 60’s ranch style the benefits of home ownership w/the perks of a condo. home. large entertaining area in lower level. 1.56-acre lot. opens to deck & large yard. Finished walkout lower level.

550 donne avenue | university city WaLK to CLayton $249,000 new third bedroom option just added to this stunning, renovated home on a unique cul-de-sac.

See all of our listings at www.dielmannsothebysrealty.com


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Kim Carney | Kim is a top agent

with Coldwell Banker Premier Group for the last 10 years and on track to be the No. 1 agent again. 2203 S. Big Bend Blvd. 314.422.7449 | thecarneyteam.com

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When Julie Lane met her young clients, Kyle and Rachel Dodwell, they had just started looking for their first home purchase. Soon to be married, they were hunting through open houses without an agent. They hit it off with Lane immediately and asked her to represent them. But first, they had a question: Would she mind being on television with them? The HGTV show is My First Place and (spoiler alert!) the title of this episode is ‘Waiting in Vain for a House.’ Unfortunately, the Dodwells are still on the housing market—and Lane explains what happened, as well as other pitfalls and hurdles for the first-time buyer. “Whenever someone is buying a house, whether it’s their first home or a fourth or fifth, there are things to keep in mind,” Lane says. “It’s important to narrow down the area you’re looking in. Drive around and pick a neighborhood that fits. “For 99 percent of my buyers, they start with a school district and go from there.” So what happened for the Dodwells? “Right now, a lot of transactions fall apart during the appraisal process, and that’s what happened here,” she says. The lender’s appraisal didn’t hold up to the seller’s asking price. With neither side able to budge from their offers, the sale fell apart. They’re going to keep looking in the spring for their dream home. At the top of their list: Creve Coeur location, great kitchen and a floor plan right for entertaining.” Lane would be open to another foray into reality television. “HGTV was committed to having it be as natural as possible,” she says. “I was able to wear my normal clothes, and we went through all the steps. The one drawback: When you have to have a tough conversation, the producer has to shoot it from several angles. You have to say the same things over and over. It’s nerve-wracking when they put a mic on you, and no one is telling you what to say. The couple’s experience wasn’t typical, either. So there were wrinkles.” Lane recommends once you get momentum going, keep pushing until you find what you love. But also be prepared: Shopping for a home is a time-consuming process that can take a lot out of you. “The most important thing for first time, or any buyers, is to go into it with your eyes wide open.” 54 |

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Brenda Fisher & Gillian Noero | Fisher and Noero know

every detail of the new normal. They have a step-by-step process that takes a seller from market statistics through showings to a successful sale. 8301 Maryland Ave., Ste. 100 314.229.8684 | 314.583.9204 brendafisher.com gillianhomes.com

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Allie Rossini | Allie’s expertise results from early exposure to real estate, since she was reared in a family with background in real estate law, commercial real estate and interior design. Born and raised here, she is familiar with much of St Louis and the greater St Louis area. 29 The Boulevard 314.725.5100, ext. 433 lauramccarthy.com

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Thank You St. Louis for an Outstanding 2011! Congratulations

Jen Ross over

$16 Million in sales

Our Top Agents for 2011

Amy Fischer

Liz Gangl

Betsy Kerner

Elaine Medve

Liz Rainey

Megan

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Beth Sprunt

Michael Weiss

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UpperEndProperties.com

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1270 Brownell Ave. - Glendale - $319,900 Bright open floor plan with totally chic new kitchen elevates this three-bedroom listing.

3 Lakeside Green - Ladue - $1,599,000 This magnificent, one-of-a-kind home and the nature that surrounds it will take your breath away! Most rooms open to a huge deck that spans the entire rear of the house capturing views of the lake.

21 Granada Way - Ladue - $699,000 Extensively renovated, four plus bedroom Colonial with lots of windows and nice yard backing to trees.

42 Frederick Ln. - Glendale - $499,000 Elegant long windows in this gut rehabbed and reconfigured ranch overlook lush gardens and charming patios.

512 East Monroe Avenue - Kirkwood - $1,199,000 1700 Folkstone Dr - Glendale - $399,900 The interior of this four-bedroom home will WOW you with its gorgeous, hickory, Start 2012 in this lovely, four-bedroom, Hickory Hills home that includes wide plank floors, tasteful leaded glass windows, handsome wood paneling, tall a great addition with kitchen/breakfast ceilings, fabulous moldings, and superb finishes everywhere you look. room, family room, and powder room.

Clayton - 314.725.5100

www.lauramccarthy.com

Town & Country - 314.569.1177


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CWE Window Noon Concert Walk Series

Christmas decorations adorn storefronts in the Central West End during its Window Walk Competition, where residents vote for their favorite. Through Dec. 17. Free, cwescene.com

Take in holiday tunes from Mehlville High School’s Madrigal Ensemble on your lunch break. Noon, the Old Courthouse. Free, 314.655.1636

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Etsy Art Sale

Support local artists at the third annual Esty Art Sale and Holiday Open House. 6 to 9 p.m., Contemporary Art Museum. Free, camstl.org

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Bob Seger

Perfect your Night Moves, then head to Scottrade Center to see rock icon Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. 8 p.m., $42 to $97; scottrade.com

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Album Release

Local band Last to Show First to Go hosts a CD release party for its sophomore album, The Farmer John EP. 8:30 p.m., Sheldon Concert Hall. $10, thesheldon.org

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Holiday Harmony The Ambassadors of Harmony brings its Christmas spirit back to the Touhill as part of its traditional ‘Sounds of the Season’ event. Through Dec. 11. $26 to $36, touhill.org

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An Irish Christmas

Grammy-winning Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers celebrates Irish heritage and the holiday season with An Nolliag—An Irish Christmas. 8 p.m., The Sheldon. $30 to $35, thesheldon.org

Peter and the Wolf

Enjoy St. Louis Civic Orchestra’s Holiday Concert and marionette performance of Peter and the Wolf. 8 p.m., William D. Purser Center at Logan College of Chiropractic. $7 to $12, stlouiscivicorchestra.org

Double Date Night Savor (and save) a night out for a double date at the Melting Pot during its Big Night Out America, where couples receive 20 percent off. meltingpot.com

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Holiday Parlor Tour

Delight in the holidays with Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor and Church Tour, and take in the small-town feel. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, $20; lafayettesquare.org

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Penguin Parade

A parade of happy feet waddles around the Saint Louis Zoo, from P&P Provisions gift shop to Penguin & Puffin Coast. 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., free; stlzoo.org

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Pet Pics with Santa

Four-legged, furry friends deserve a holiday treat, too. Santa Claus is at Plaza Frontenac to take photos with dogs and cats starting at 6 p.m. Photo packages from $23 to $46, plazafrontenac.com

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Hanukkah Happenings

Join a singing and storytelling Hanukkah celebration with traditional Hanukkah chocolates for children. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble at Ladue Crossing. Free, 314.205.0800

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SLSO Holiday

St. Louis Symphony transforms into a winter wonderland for its annual Holiday Celebration, featuring area high school students delivering everyone’s favorite Christmas hits. Through Dec. 18. $25 to $65, stlsymphony.org.


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