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[ letter from the editor ] Now that the holiday season is in full swing, if not in overdrive, I’ve seen a few ‘shopping events’ that have taken America’s favorite pastime to new heights. Like anyone whose best friend growing up was Barbie, I have never needed extra incentive to step into a store, but the trend that has turned shopping into partying is fascinating. It’s a marketing approach long embraced by shops in cozy neighborhoods like Ladue, Clayton and Webster Groves, and now the bigger stores have joined in. Recently Neiman Marcus convened a 7 a.m. launch of the much-touted Target-NM boutique, admitting eager shoppers at 8 a.m. (via a red carpet, no less) and greeting them with coffee and doughnuts. Not to mention $90 Judith Leiber compacts and $70 Philip Crangi trinket boxes. The specially produced merchandise was picked over within hours, while, interestingly, the very same objects sat idle at Target (and may still be there today.) I guess the red carpet worked. Another happening had ‘guests’ lined up outside Nordstrom— in the dark on a Sunday night. Shoppers were enticed there not by special savings, but the lure of ‘10 points night’ (whatever that means) and a sugar high from cupcakes, doughnut balls and truffle lollipops. The Champagne was flowing and the line at the bar was four deep. I, myself, was there to collect those points on an Eileen Fisher sweater I’d been eyeing. And maybe a little bit for the homemade marshmallows.

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Genovese Jewelers, located at 12460 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur, offers a sparkling selection of designer and custom-made jewelry at all price points. For more information, call 314.878.6203 or visit genovesejewelers.com. Cover design by sarah gibson Cover photo courtesy of genovese jewelers

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6 The Insider 7 Cover story – Genovese Jewelers

Senior Lifestyle 40 Cover story – The Gatesworth 41 Health – The Patient as Case Manager 46 Special Feature – Senior Hobbies

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Faces of 2012 Talk of the Towns Backtalk The Card that Helps Kids Heard in the Halls Bookshelf – Whitfield Class of 2014 Book Club

[ photo album ] 16 Happenings 18 I Do! – Kirby Trenary & Peter Kelly 19 Charlie’s Town 20 SNAPPED! Lifelong Vision Foundation 21 Saks’ 10022-Shoe 22 St. Louis Symphony Orchestra 23 Special Education Foundation 23 Laumeier Sculpture Park

[ leisure ] 47 Driven 48 Quick Bites from Sauce Magazine 49 Time Out With – Danny Amendola 50 On the Table – 5 Star Burgers 51 Culture Seen 52 Arts & Entertainment

[ real estate ] 54 T&S Properties – 7374 Northmoor Drive 56 Homework 58 Sold! 58 Open House

[ style ] 24 Fashion – Get Ready 26 Suzy Says 38 What to Wear Where

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[ Basic Wardrobe]

Spring Registration Begins January 7 Music Lessons • Jazz Lab Ensemble • Suzuki Strings Program • Young Years Program • Summer Programs

[ Helping Kids ] Variety the Children’s Charity has named St. Louis’ own Cedric the Entertainer, the actor, comedian and director best-known for his roles in the Barbershop films and in Spike Lee’s The Original Kings of Comedy, its 2012 Variety Champion for Kids.

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An entry from Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. has been chosen as a finalist in the 2013 Good Food Awards, a national competition honoring highquality, responsibly produced American foods. Kaldi’s Panama Lerida Estate coffee will now compete against 23 other finalists in the coffee category. Winners will be announced Jan. 18 in San Francisco.

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The St. Louis Media History Foundation has established a college scholarship in honor of the late Joe Pollack, an esteemed film, theater and food critic for more than 40 years.

[ Founding Father ] The Nine Network of Public Media saluted the late Arthur B. Baer at its recent Pioneer Spirit Award Dinner. Baer, former president of Stix, Baer & Fuller department stores, donated the funds to construct Nine Network’s first headquarters on Millbrook Boulevard in 1955.

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[ Luxe Lounge ] Harman Moseley, owner of St. Louis Cinemas, has been tapped to manage an upscale, threeauditorium movie theater, now under construction in the MX Building at Sixth and Washington. Amenities include reserved seating, plus love seats and a menu designed by Josh Galliano of Monarch. Developed by Spinnaker St. Louis, it’s scheduled to open in 2014.

Speaking of Plush Movie Palaces... Wehrenberg Theatres recently opened two Five-Star Lounges at the Des Peres 14 Cine. The luxurious, all-digital movie theaters feature reserved seating, heated recliners and a full menu of cocktails, appetizers and entrees. The chain’s first lounge opened two years ago at Wehrenberg’s Chesterfield location.

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GENOVESE ] JEWELERS by tony di martino

’Tis better to give than to receive. But during the holidays, you can do both. Just ask Joe Genovese of Genovese Jewelers. “Christmas shopping season is our busiest time of year, and we never get tired of seeing people’s faces light up when they discover the right gift for a loved one,” he says. The business has grown steadily since it was founded by Michael Genovese, Joe’s father, in 1981. “St. Louis has been good to our family, standing by us even during the economic downtown,” Genovese says. “That’s why we feel so strongly about giving back to the community that supports us.” Genovese Jewelers contributes some $350,000 a year in auction merchandise and monetary donations to local nonprofits. “My dad never said no to anyone in need, and I want to carry on that tradition,” Genovese says. Over the years, the family has given to scores of local charities, including Marygrove, Catch 22 Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri, and St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association. As the business grows, so do Genovese’s contributions to area nonprofits. “My staff and I can barely keep up with all the requests we get,” he says. To simplify matters, he recently appointed a six-member board of advisers to help evaluate appeals and allocate money and merchandise. “We want to make sure the money goes where it’s needed most,” he explains. “We have a soft spot for any local agency that helps kids, and we try to help as many as we can.” Less time fielding phone calls from nonprofits means more time helping customers, and holiday sales have been off the charts, Genovese reports. Last-minute shoppers can choose from more than $5 million in inventory at all price points. Just in time for the season, Genovese Jewelers has introduced its own line of one-of-a-kind jewelry, ranging in price from $150 to $1,500. The line is made on-site by the store’s team of 14 bench jewelers. “Doing our own manufacturing lets us offer unique, high-quality pieces at a lower retail price,” he says. “And we can turn around a custom-made piece in less than a week, even at this time of year.” But when the shop lights dim, Genovese’s efforts go to the store’s charitable giving program. He takes it personally: recent recipients have included St. Claire of Assisi School in Ellisville, which he attended for two years, and the March of Dimes. “My best friend’s twins, born prematurely, were helped by technology developed through March of Dimes research,” he explains. “In thanks, we donated a gorgeous ring to the organization’s annual auction, and contributed financially as well.” For Genovese, giving and receiving are one and the same. “It feels so good to help others!” he says. “And it’s a smart investment in the future of our community. Every time you reach out to families in need, you’re making St. Louis a stronger, safer, better place to live.”

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Following the catastrophic flood in 1993, levees topped or breached were raised and reinforced. For months, Chesterfield Valley was sodden from Missouri River waters in what was called a 500-year flood—for the sake of businesses now well-established there, let’s hope there isn’t another of that magnitude until the year 2493 (or ever).

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Until the summer of 2011, a 500-foot stretch of levee wall at the Edison-Baxter intersection near the eastern terminus of Chesterfield Airport was blank, pockmarked concrete. But in 2010 the Chesterfield Arts group began formally to envision a mural. Artist Stuart Morse, who welcomed the input of area schoolchildren, created a ‘paint by numbers’ outline that about 1,000 volunteers, from preschoolers on up, painted (mostly within the lines). The mural features bright, 1960s-era pop art hues and shapes. It begins on the eastern end with a stylized rendering of Lewis and Clark and moves westward through area history. Like a river, it rolls on past the ice cream cone’s debut at the 1904 World’s Fair, Lindbergh’s flight and the Gateway Arch, among visualizations of challenges like pollution. The wall abuts an asphalt section of the popular trail that runs alongside or atop the levee, and that popular attraction saw a fair amount of foot

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and bicycle traffic on a recent balmy Sunday. Folks whizzed past dozens of quotations, some unattributed, but most by two of Missouri’s own: Mark Twain and Harry S Truman, plus a visitor from across the pond. Winston Churchill, who delivered the post-World War II Iron Curtain speech in Fulton, Mo., is richly represented. Conspicuously absent? Graffiti. On the whole, big birds do not fare well on Thanksgiving Day. Many West County residents would probably eschew turkey and give a thumbs up for thinning the flock of Canadian honkers—if not for stuffing and serving them with candied yams, at least to teach them a lesson. Another big bird, an owl, to be precise, owes its life to Kirkwood police. Officers found the injured predator by the roadside on Turkey Day and kept it safe at headquarters over the holiday weekend until staffers from World Bird Sanctuary could pick it up for rehab. You’ll find plenty of knuckleheads lurking on Craigslist, the popular website where folks can find or offer goods or services. Caveat emptor applies in all cases—but in this, the Great OfficeFurniture Caper, things happened the other way around. Cops say four St. Charles County residents, including an O’Fallon man, stole $75,000 in goodies from the premises as GMAC Insurance was moving its headquarters from Maryland Heights to Cleveland. One alleged perp, the Riverport building’s super, was the inside man. This fabulous foursome removed the furniture sometime between March and June, and detectives traced the number on Craigslist to the inside man. Then they posed as prospective buyers. Busted! All three suspects admitted to their participation and

ratted out the super for helping them move the goods. Books are meant to be shared. Who, once they’ve finished one they love, doesn’t have an urge to pass it along to someone, anyone? That’s exactly what a Creve Coeur family is doing with the books they’ve enjoyed. They leave books right in the front yard, in their Little Free Library branch. With a glass door, it sort of looks like a birdhouse, but it’s not for the birds. The project is similar to many around the country, library ‘buildings’ that look like barns or like mailboxes. Here, Katherine King started the project for her daughters, and it’s helped build community with the neighbors. There’s a ‘pay it forward’ spirit to the project… if you take one, maybe leave behind two. A gas station in the 1960s, the iconic ‘flying saucer’ building in Midtown became a Mexican joint that almost met a wrecking-ball appointment last year, until there was a great hue and cry from St. Louisans (including supportive tweets from the mayor). Late in September, the saucer took off again—well, halfway. As the new home of a Starbucks on the edge of SLU, it began serving legions of students and gawkers passing by the intersection of Grand Avenue and Forest Park Boulevard. By Jan. 1, Chipotle—another Mexican joint, although arguably a much nicer one— will join the coffee shop in the saucer. One may wonder how welcome laptop loiterers who populate the coffeehouses of today are. Well, there are more electrical outlets here than in some hardware stores, and conveniently installed on table edges. Designers incorporated two of the original trapezoid-shaped saucer supports inside the coffee shop. Light

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fixtures are suspended globes of varying sizes, a kind of planetary configuration from another galaxy. And, having been a gas station in yet another former incarnation, it’s appropriate that there is a drive-thru window. But it’s a little unnerving to sit with an immense concrete disc looming overhead. The young people were nonplussed, busy studying computer screens, texting on iPhones—and even occasionally using their mouths and hand gestures to communicate with one another. Kudos to everyone who was responsible for helping save this bit of whimsical architecture right out of the ’60s animated kids’ show, The Jetsons. Although it can’t fly, it won’t be tossed out anytime soon, either. Meanwhile, here’s a test-problem suggestion for a SLU math professor: Imagine the saucer is the one under your cup of joe or a round tortilla shell. If it is X meters deep at the center and Y meters in diameter, how many liters of coffee or refried beans could it hold? One way or the other, chances are good that a log cabin dating to 1854 will be preserved. The cabin was incorporated into a home in Town & Country that the owner wants to remodel. Indeed, the interior space defined by the logs is quaint, but tight. A proposal first went before the city to allocate $12,000 for the project, which would involve removing the cabin timbers from the home and cataloging them for reassembly elsewhere. But since many aldermen did not believe it an appropriate use of city money, the alderman who submitted the proposal

[ TT Trivia ] What prominent ‘paint-o,’ a grammatical mistake, appears in a quotation on the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee mural?

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Patty: So your plan for the future is to start every new year mad and angry about some bad dates that happened years ago? Honestly, is a quick stop at a party and a toast of champagne too much for you? One thing I can guarantee is that if you always turn down party invitations, pretty soon you won’t get any! That’s what happened to me. So many years insisting that I just wanted to stay home in my PJs and ‘sleep in the new year’ now means no one invites me anymore. So, go to the party, if just for a few minutes. And to my friends: I know if you invite me to your New Year’s Eve celebration this year, it is just out of pity. I don’t need pity, I need champagne. Raschelle: Why do you allow people to boss you around? Who cares if they insist, you have the final say here. You are in charge of your mind, your body and your actions. If you don’t want to go, don’t go. The best advice I’ve ever received is: don’t complain, don’t explain. If you want to stay home, I don’t blame you a bit since the last time I went out on NYE I got kissed by a man who reeked of Scotch Tape (apparently gin does that to you). Simply say to your wannabe hosts, “Thanks so much, I’ve got a prior commitment. See you in the new year!”

Each year, I make New Year’s resolutions and by Jan. 15, I have failed to keep any of them, which makes me feel like a loser. Any suggestions? —Can’t Seem to Resolve

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Patty: So, I am one of ‘those people,’ the ones who make New Year’s resolutions and stick to them. That said, my resolutions are small, very attainable and I usually make them in December. Last year, my New Year’s resolution was to make one new friend. I decided I needed to get out of my friend comfort zone. You know, the one you get in when you don’t even bother to take your PJs or slippers off when your friends come over. I was at a party in December, met this nice woman and we made plans for lunch after the first of the year. I am happy to report she has never seen me in my PJs or slippers. She has also turned out to be a lot of fun and I am very glad I made the resolution and stuck to it. So my advice: make resolutions that are achievable. Leave the ‘lose weight’ resolution for March, when you realize that you will be in shorts in six weeks. Raschelle: Yes, here’s my suggestion: Stop it. Seriously. Resolutions are based in shame and fear – like the ads for Crest White Strips. The only time I ever kept my New Year’s resolution was in 2011, when I vowed to be fancier. I re-introduced myself to Prada and Gucci and Lanvin and Louis Vuitton. I vacationed at Versace’s place in South Beach and flew on a private jet (more than once, I might add). And, I was invited to the White House for a state dinner with the Chancellor of Germany. But I’m back to not making resolutions, mostly because I am pretty sure I can’t get fancier than all that, plus I’m really tired most days and all I really want to wear is stuff from the Gap. So the lesson here is if you absolutely must resolve to improve, then make it something fun instead of a slog. And remember what the great Mark Twain had to say about this: “Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them, as usual.” >> Patty Hannum is the youngest of six children and, according to her, has always been her parents’ favorite child. >> Raschelle Burton is easily distracted by shiny things.


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Rob Grumich, Director of Education and Outreach, Stages St. Louis Since 2003, Rob Grumich has worked to develop Stagesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; educational programming with the opening of STAGES Performing Arts Academy, the implementation of the STAGES Access the Arts programs, and the expansion of Stagesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; influence in local schools and community centers. 444 Chesterfield Center | 636.449.5775 | stagesstlouis.org

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Chef Frank Gabriele, Il Bel Lago As chef and co-owner, Frank Gabriele grew up in the restaurant business. It is no surprise, then, that he and his brother and business partner, Carmelo Gabriele, are celebrating 10 successful years at their Creve Coeur restaurant and bar in City Place. 11631 Olive Blvd. | 314.994.1080 | ilbellago.com

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<< Dawn Vandersloot and Linda Schasch, Gellman Team, Coldwell banker Premier Group The Gellman Team is having another record year. In 2012, they will have closed approximately 100 homes, with more than $42 million in sales. They would not be able to accomplish this without the efforts of their closing coordinator, Dawn Vandersloot, and listing coordinator, Linda Schasch.

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Leave a lasting gift that makes a difference in the lives of sick and injured children by remembering Cardinal Glennon in your will. For more information, call Roya at Cardinal Gelnnon Children’s Foundation.

Sinatra songbook specialist Tom Heitman joins Leonard Slatkin and Chamber Music Society of St. Louis for a benefit concert Jan. 14 at Sheldon Concert Hall.

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The St. Louis Community College Foundation forms partnerships with individuals and organizations to attract private funding for scholarships and programs that benefit St. Louis Community College students. 300 S. Broadway St. | 314.539.5472 | stlcc.edu

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Rejoice: A New and Glorious Morn. This program features adult, youth and children’s choirs and the Kirkwood Baptist Orchestra, 8 a.m. Dec. 16. 221 N. Woodlawn Ave. | 314.965.2349 kirkwoodbaptist.org

Sample a free Young Years music class for children ages 3 through 6. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Chesterfield 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Webster Groves, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. 535 Garden Ave. | 314.968.5939 | webster.edu/cms

7 YouthBridge Community Foundation YouthBridge will now offer planned giving on demand. Nonprofits can reap the benefits of planned gifts at a fraction of the usual costs. 12685 Olive Blvd., Ste. 100 | 314.720.4406 youthbridge.org

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The numbers are in—the 2012 Glennon Card was a big success. Participating retail vendors sold 2,000 discount cards between Oct. 26 and Nov. 4, raising more than $100,000 for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. It is the first time this year’s top-selling vendors, Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn, both from Plaza Frontenac, participated in the fundraiser. photo by bill barrett

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Talking to every customer who walked in the door was the strategy Kate Butterbrodt used to sell Glennon Cards at Williams-Sonoma. “We would tell them what we were doing it for and what they could save because of it, and it worked very well,” she says. The kitchen goods store sold 109 cards, whose discounts seemed to prompt customers to buy larger items than they might have otherwise, Butterbrodt reports, such as coffeemakers and cookware sets. “I thought it was great, and we had some wonderful items sold because of it,” Butterbrodt says. “We’re looking forward to doing it in the future.”

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Earning top-selling vendor status caught Pottery Barn general manager Robin Orzel off-guard. “I was surprised when they said we were one of the top stores,” she says. “We really didn’t have a strategy, because we didn’t know what to expect.” Many Glennon Card purchasers were customers who did not come in intending to buy one, but who were persuaded by the discount and the idea of helping the hospital. Pottery Barn sold 101 cards. “We sold them right on the spot, and they did help close on some larger items,” Orzel says. “It was a great promotion and we had a lot of fun helping the hospital out.”

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.

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Kirkwood High School Chemistry teacher Bob Becker received a National Education Assocation Award for Teaching Excellence, sponsored by California Casualty Insurance Company, and a $650 grant for the high school’s science department. Becker is one of 38 awardees who will be honored in February at a National Education Association gala in Washington, D.C. Five finalists will receive awards of $10,000, and the one named top educator will receive an additional $25,000.

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Seniors Andrew Rudolph and Ian Tarr were among 12 students in the region invited to join the first Student Board of kirkwood Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Fed representatives will meet with the students every other month to discuss economics and personal finance, and the students will compete for two summer internships.

Rossman School Children’s book author and illustrator Rob Scotton visited students in junior kindergarten through second grade to read his Halloween-themed books, Scaredy-Cat Splat and Splat Says Thank You! and demonstrate his illustration process.

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Coach and Athletic Director magazine named MICDS an Interscholastic Sports Program of Excellence (one of only four) to honor its off-the-field achievements. The publication received nominations for schools in 33 states, and winners were chosen based on sportsmanship, participation, community service and coach certification.

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Westminster Christian Academy The 25th annual Wildcat Weekend attracted more than 2,000 visitors to the campus, where they enjoyed a dinner, spirit rally, carnival, sports games and a variety show. The event raised more than $13,500 for student activities.

Parkway Reversing its previous policies, the Parkway School District will allow middle and high school students to bring electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops to school. micds However, teachers and administrators will have the authority to manage how and when these personal devices can be used. Cautioning that there is no expectation of privacy, the district reserves the right to monitor, log and review all on-campus digital activity.

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by rebecca koenig About the club When members of the Whitfield School class of 2014 started their freshman year in 2010, their parents wanted a way to connect. “We thought it would be fun to form a book club,” Cheri Dakich says. “We invited the parents from the entire class.” Monthly meetings at parents’ homes, restaurants, museums and parks typically attract between eight and 12 women. “No men have been brave enough to join us!” Dakich says. SAT scores and college applications occasionally come up, but members try to stay focused on the books, which are often works of historical fiction or books their children are reading for class. Dakich is hopeful the group will last beyond their children’s tenure at Whitfield. “We’ve already discussed continuing after the kids graduate high school,” she says.

About the book A New York Times best-seller, Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief employs the perspective of Death to tell the story of Liesel Meminger, a German foster girl growing up during World War II who steals and shares books during bombing raids on her city.

Earn your degree at a University ranked among the best in the Nation with one of the lowest tuition rates in St. Louis!

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[ opinions ] >> This book will break your heart and lift your spirits at the same time. The author did a great job gearing the story to teens and adults alike. - Brenda Strege >> What an interesting premise to have Death narrate the story in such an unattached, distant manner. That is probably how many people viewed the atrocities that occurred in Nazi Germany. If they distanced themselves from the Jews and what was going on, maybe it was the only way they could deal with it. Even Death distracted himself/herself. - Laurie Reitman >> I found Death as narrator to be very fitting for the dark, frightening and depressing time of The Book Thief. It was interesting how Liesel found an escape in not only stealing books, but also reading: an escape from her life, the loss of her brother, the abandonment of her mother and the misery of the world at war around her. - Cheri Dakich

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Nearly 3,500 runners participated in the 13th annual Chesterfield Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Michael Aitken of St. Ann and Derek Legenzoff of Wildwood had the top two times, coming in at 15:42 and 16:04, respectively.

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The Photography Project

Ellen and Durb Curlee introduced 30 guests to Mel Watkins’ The Photography Project, which trains people to capture historic preservation and social services in photographs. Ellen Curlee is a member of the Photography Project’s advisory council. Pictured: Durb and Ellen Curlee, Mel Watkin, Allie Chang Ray

The Saint Louis Zoo honored Dr. Jeff Briggler with its 2012 Conservation Award at the 21st annual Marlin Perkins Society Celebration. Briggler has partnered with the Zoo on conservation efforts for the hellbender, a type of salamander. Pictured: Dr. Eric Miller, Dr. Jeff Briggler, Jeff Ettling

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At the opening celebration of its new Ferguson branch, Fifth Third Bank presented a $5,300 check to start its Adopt-a-Vet program, which runs through December. Tuskegee Airman Lt. Everett Bratcher was on hand for the celebration. Pictured: Tony Manisco, Everett Bratcher, Kathy Witzke

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The St. Patrick Center held its Staff Day Away at the Saint Louis Zoo with the help of First Bank regional president Joe Ambrose. St. Louis Rams executive vice president and COO Kevin Demoff was the featured speaker.

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Rejoice: A New ANd GloRious MoRN ~ Sunday, December 16 | 8 and 10:30am ~

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With our Adult, Youth and Children’s choirs and Kirkwood Baptist Orchestra.

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~ Sunday, December 16 | 3pm ~ All are invited as we extend comfort to those whose grief makes Christmas a painful time. Come for quiet remembrance and reflection.

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A surprise fireworks display illuminated the wedding reception of Kirby Trenary and Peter Kelly at Old Warson County Club May 5. The day before the Chicago couple planned to vacation with her parents in Arizona, Peter told Kirby, a Parkway West alum, they needed to make a detour after work to see his cousins, who were visiting the Windy City. They drove to the Peninsula Hotel and took the elevator up to the floor where they were supposedly staying. “When he opened the door, there were rose petals all over the hallway,” Kirby recounts. “He had blown up pictures of us, and the ring was on the coffee table.” Peter proposed, and they flew out to celebrate with Kirby’s parents in the morning. Just 48 hours after they were engaged, Kirby says, the couple had their wedding date and locations selected. “Growing up in St. Louis, I always wanted to get married in Ladue Chapel,” she says, and Old Warson Country Club was a natural choice for the reception because her parents are members. A six-tiered strawberry and banana wedding cake with vanilla butter cream was accompanied by a groom’s cake shaped like a Chicago Blackhawks hockey jersey. “Peter is a Chicago sports fan, but we couldn’t do the Cubs because everyone would have thrown things at him!” Kirby says. The fireworks, a gift from the bride’s parents, were not the only surprise of the evening. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, a mariachi band took over the stage at 11 p.m. “The staff started handing out margaritas and tequila shots to everyone!” Kirby says.

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bride’s Parents | James & Rhonda Trenary groom’s Parents | Peter & Jane Kelly Best Men | James Kelly and Matthew Kelly Groomsmen | Dennis Schwartz, Brian Priest, Craig Williamson, Marquard Anderson, Kyle Trenary, Tyler Trenary Maid of Honor | Leah Barash Bridesmaids | Lizzie Hennessey, Sara Isenhour, Sarah Trenary, Lindsey Krummenacher Flower girls | Olivia Kelly, Molly Trenary


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Archdiocesan Office of Special Education gave its Alum of the Year award to John Costello, CEO of CK Power in Rock Hill. Costello had undiagnosed dyslexia when he flunked first grade twice and third grade once while attending Pius X grade school in Glasgow Village in the 1960s. Things turned around for Costello when he received special education services from the archdiocese. He joked before a packed cafeteria at the Rigali Center in Shrewsbury he was able to attend the perfect high school for kids with dyslexia: CBC! ] [ Former sports broadcaster Zip Rzeppa tells me he is busy writing a novel. He also just caught up with college buddy Bill O’Reilly in Houston, where the Fox News host performed on stage with comic Dennis Miller. Rzeppa and O’Reilly were classmates at Boston University. ] [ I could never tell which Clayton shoe shine I liked better, the Red Ribbon at 7820 Forsyth Blvd. or A-1 Shoe Shine around the corner at 20 S. Central Ave. It turns out the two shops—less than 100 paces from each other—are both owned by the talented Andre Williams. Williams, in the business for 26 years, operates Red Ribbon while his son Ikey, shining shoes since he was 8, takes care of A-1. ] [ Priory grad Damian Paletta, now covering the fiscal cliff for The Wall Street Journal, gave us this nugget: a local delicacy is now available in Alexandria, Va. The Overwood American Kitchen offers “St. Louis toasted ravioli filled with mozzarella and served over pomodoro.” Manager Bryce Gerlach says the restaurant has no connection to St. Louis. He added with certitude, “People in St. Louis like to fry small dishes.” ] [ I spotted former Olympic ice dancer Stacey Smith working out at 20 Minutes to Fitness in Clayton. A three-time National Ice Dance Champion, Smith competed in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid before winning the U.S. Pro Figure Skating Championship in 1981. The Cleveland native keeps a lower profile these days— as a psychiatrist in the Central West End. ]

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Join our Advocacy Campaign! Congress may consider reducing or capping the charitable deduction to help cut the deficit. YouthBridge strongly believes this option should not be a consideration, as it would have a devastating effect on charities and nonprofits that rely on donations for their very existence. The effect will be even worse for those who need the services of those charities. It will also mean a loss of jobs for a substantial number of people who work for nonprofits. And of course, it will result in a tax increase on people who give most generously. Please join YouthBridge and the Council on Foundations in advocating for protecting the charitable deduction.

What nonprofits can do: Go to youthbridge.org and click Save the Charitable Deduction, then tell your story of how a significant drop in donations would affect your organization.

What donors can do: Call or email your representatives in Congress and let them know how reducing or capping the charitable tax deduction would impact your ability to give to charities. Be specific — tell them what charities you support, and how their loss of revenue would affect people in need.

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What | Lifelong Vision Foundation Eye Ball Where | The Ritz Carlton When | Oct. 27 Why | To support the Lifelong Vision Foundation mission to improve and preserve vision for people in our community, nationally, and internationally by originating and advancing vision research, providing community vision programs, and expanding vision education through school partnerships and public programs Who | Founder and board president Dr. Jay Pepose welcomed guests alongside executive director Marilyn Spirt; Eileen Schneider Edelman and Anne C. Stupp served as co-chairs; Lifelong Vision Award honorees included David C. Beebe, Chris Fitch, Thomas F. George and Dr. Geoffrey Tabin Highlights | Cocktails, live acrobatic entertainment, dinner and dancing to the tunes of the Charles Glenn Band

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get primed

It’s the holidays! Put away the Gangnam Style and dubstep, and channel your inner elf for the next three weeks. It doesn’t matter if you listen to The Kinks or Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra or Sufjan Stevens, just revel in the music created for this time of year. Oh, and while you’re at it, have a cocktail. Might I suggest an Old Fashioned?                                                 ■ 2.5 ounces rye (or bourbon) ■ A few dashes Angostura bitters ■ 1/2 t. simple syrup ■ Maraschino cherry ■ Orange slice                            Muddle cherry, orange, bitters, and simple syrup.  Add rye and serve over ice.

get ready By Suzy Bacino Photos by Suzy Gorman

GUEST EDITOR Matt McMillin

W

e asked our favorite fashion guy to pull together some great looks and his go-to products for men for this holiday season. True to Matt’s impeccable taste and fun-loving nature, music and refreshments go hand in hand with great style. So go on, guys, gear up and get ready!

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get clean

No overbearing soap and shampoo. Like the syrup in your drink, keep it simple. One bar cleans your body and hair! What could be simpler than that? 


matt’s holiday playlist

① Father Christmas The Kinks

② I Wanna Spend Christmas with You Lowell Fulson

③ Run Run Rudolph Chuck Berry

④ Jingle Bells Diana Krall

⑤ Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Lou Rawls

⑥ Winter Wonderland Ray Conniff

⑦ White Christmas Dean Martin

⑧ The First Noel

Emmylou Harris

⑨ Must Be Santa Mitch Miller

⑩ What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? Vic Damone

get groomed

Take a lesson from Dad and Grandpa: A single-blade safety razor, badger-hair brush, and close-shave cream will get you as smooth as rye whiskey. Don’t forget to moisturize with after-shave balm and tame that mop top with hair pomade. Oh, and it should be time for another cocktail! Baxter of California double-edge razor, $60; clay pomade, $18; Shave 1.2.3. Kit includes shave balm, shave cream, shave brush, $118; all from East + West | Rewined ‘Cabernet’ candle, $25 from Christopher’s | manKIND woodland pine shower and shampoo bar, $8; Mountain Air ‘It’ stick, $14; both from Kind Soap Company

get dressed

Yes, you can wear that suit away from the office. Open the collar, and shed the tie. Use a pocket square to add a splash of color. Etro plaid jacket, $1,380, and pants, $400; silk pocket square, $45; Robert Graham striped shirt, $178; all from Neiman Marcus Opposite Page:

Effortless casual cool. Stick with a streamlined leather jacket and shades. And remember, don’t wash those raw denim jeans. They age with time and look amazing. Schott ‘Café Racer’ leather jacket, $480 from Isle of Mann at Collective MX; Naked and Famous raw denim jeans, $155; J Shoes leather boots, $180; Raen Optics ‘The Savoye’ sunglasses, $112; all from East+West | Gucci scarf, $280; Neiman Marcus cashmere sweater, $345; both from Neiman Marcus Style Coordination by Wendy Steinbecker | Model: Jay Perez december 12, 2012

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Gifts for the Guys

BOOTS • BUCKLES • WOMEN’S APPAREL HOME ACCESSORIES• JEWELRY HATS • HANDBAGS MEN’S APPAREL

by suzy bacino | photos by suzy gorman style coordination by wendy steinbecker

Tired of the same old Christmas tie and cuff links? We scoured the city for some unique and unusual gifts. Here are our top picks!

9670 CLAYTON ROAD h LADUE 314.993.9944

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Happy Holidays!

STICK ‘EM UP

iron pistol bottle opener, $22 from K. Hall

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SIR MIX-A-LOT

mini DJ pocket mixer, $100 from 10Denza

9810 Clayton Road St. Louis 63124 314 -997- 6161 Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm PinkMagnoliaShop.com

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In the Loop

6364 Delmar Boulevard 314-727-0704

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Tom Dixon’s Eclectic Collection cast oxford shoe door stop, $195 from Centro

4736 McPherson 314-367-7587

Featuring brands such as: PJ Salvage Kai Hanky Panky Cosabella Barefoo Dreams Eberjey

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IF THE SHOE FITS

CentraL West end

www.TheSilver-Lady.com

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COME FLY WITH ME

ultra lightweight aviator sunglasses by Mosley Tribes, $245 from 10Denza

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I’M BURNING FOR YOU

Eclectic candle with marble cover, $80 from Centro

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SUIT YOURSELF

Order up a custom suit, $835 from Savile Row


STYLE

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laurie solet better than ever

YOU’RE ON FIRE

Devil Match Strike by Jonathan Adler, $42 from Lusso

luxurious

Muuba leather from london

Town & Country / The Boulevard lauriesolet.com

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PACK IT UP

Ted Baker PVC bag, $110 from Moris Fashions

Limited Production!

RAMBLING MAN

Clark Originals.

2010 Gibson Les Paul ’57 Reissue VOS, $3,400 from Killer Vintage

Brand new for women

314-961-1642 SHOES

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636-532-0017

9916 Manchester Road

Chesterfield Mall

1.5 miles east of Lindbergh

Upper level, outside Dillards

WRITE IT DOWN

Personalized note cards, starting at $40 from Vellum

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ALL IN THE DETAILS

Blazer buttons, $125/set from Savile Row

SKIP IT

Leather and polished steel jump rope, $160 from Centro

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[t&s]picks present$ at every price

Clean Spa $ LAFCO House and Home Holiday Candles

in Berry, Tree or Ski House, $50 $$$ A Moisture Glow Package includes foot and leg hydration pedicure with moisturizing gloves, socks an two Gehwohl skin therapy products, $128 $$$ Three Month Calm and Clean Membership includes monthly pedicures bundled with Thai reflexology sessions and packed with our signature nail kit, $205

314.880.0777 | cleanspa.com

Naturally Fit with Kimberly $ One month unlimited

Kodner Gallery $ A hand-signed lithograph by Thomas Hart Benton

classesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;choose from piloxing, cxworx, yoga, boot camp, booty-barre and more (through February 2013), $40 $$ Dash balance racer cami, $62 $$$ Personal training with Kimberly for six months: personal training (up to twice a week), unlimited classes and one-on-one support and coaching, $2,000

(1889-1975) titled Chopping Wood. $2,800 $$ An original painting by contemporary Missouri master Bryan Haynes titled, Hermann, MO. $4,000 $$$ An original painting by American Impressionist Kathryn Cherry titled Gloucester Bay. $7,500

9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477

8029 Clayton Road 314.261.4500 naturallyfitstl.com

Craft Alliance Gallery $ Mediterranean-inspired cobalt blue olive oil jug

by local artist Yael Shomroni, $48 $$ Oversized blown-glass bowl in amethyst tones by artist Richard Glass, $130 $$$ Nature-inspired cloisonne and silver necklace by local artist Judith McLaughlin, $225

6640 Delmar Blvd. | 314.725.1177, ext. 322 | craftalliance.org

Nortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Art & Framing $ Floating Continents original acrylic on canvas by Deb Stroh, $75 $$ Man on a Horse original mixed media on wood by Janice

Scherer, $200 $$$ Sunset in Venice original oil on canvas by Irek Szelag, $450

2025 S. Big Bend Blvd. | 314.645.4040 |nortonsfineart.com

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STYLE

Glenn Betz Jewelers $ Two-tone, 16-inch sterling, champagne CZ pendant, $250 $ $ Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stainless, rose gold, quartz chronograph from

Bulovaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wintermoon collection, $350 $$$ 18kt. white gold, sapphire and diamond ring, $4,450

11776 Manchester Road | 314.984.0040 | glennbetzjewelers.com

Missouri regionalist Master

thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

Island Hay Lithograph 10-1/2 x 12 inches

Overland Sears Hometown Store $ A Craftsman toolbox keeps the handyman in your life organized, $18 $$ Craftsman 1/2-inch impact wrench, $40 $$$ Char-Broil, four-burner infrared grill with side burner, $450 314.395.9444 | searshometownstores.com Courthouse Politics Lithograph 14 x 17 inches

The Meeting Lithograph 9 x 12 inches

Byron Cade $ Mary Jurek Design stainless steel platter, $135 $$$ Regina crystal candlesticks,

A TrusTED FAmily TrADiTion in FinE ArT sErViCEs.

9650 Clayton road | ladue 63124 | 314-993-4477 | KodnerGallery.com

$150 to $295 per pair

$$$ Herend dragonfly, $510

13474 Clayton Road | 314.721.4701 | byroncadegifts.com

Always Buying and Consigning.

Free Verbal Evaluations Daily.

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F.O.B.

Saint Louis,Inc. Home Decor, Gifts & Jewelry 636 207 7131

157 Lamp and Lantern Village Town and Country

“That finishing touch for you and your home”

Laurie Solet $ A Lodis smartphone case holds all the essentials

in one convenient wristlet, $58 $$ Treat someone special to a cozy Urban Lux faux fur coat from Sanctuary, $189 $$$ A stunning art deco cuff from Angel Court, $358 #18 The Boulevard | 314.727.7467 | lauriesolet.com

ShINE A SPOTLIGhT ON YOuR LITTLE PERFORMER!

CuSTOM EMbROIDERED

Child’s Director’s Chair only $49.95

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

636-527-0047

TO ORDER & FOR MORE GIFT IDEAS

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yoga Body Pump Bootylates Booty Barre Prenatal yoga Personal training Barefoot training ustomers 0 dayS for $3

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K. Hall Designs $ Siberian Fir Travel Candle, $11 $$ Scotch Pine hobnail candle, $28 $$$ Limited-edition Cedar Berry gift box, $223

8416 Manchester Road | 314.961.1990 | khalldesigns.com

Boutique Fitness European-inspired Studio Call today

314.261.4500 NaturallyFitStl.com 8029 Clayton Road | 63105

get spoiled rotten with one of our FACIAL packages...

HINT: Santa shops here too!

Where friends gather. 11735 Manchester Road 63131 * 314 822 0772 * GoSpaGirl.com

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Lauries Shoes $ Spring Chooz footwear for children, $49 $$ Hunter Boots for women to keep her dry and fashionable, $135 to $185 $$$ Blondo of Quebec for women, all styles are 100 percent waterproof, $180 to $240 St. Louis Galleria | 9916 Manchester Road | 314.961.1642 | lauriesshoes.com

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1The J $ Pair of tickets to New Jewish Theatre, $77 $$ 80-minute specialty massage, $80 to $94 $$$ Kickstarter fitness package of metabolic testing, 12-week custom cardio plan and two personal training sessions, $299

Creve Coeur and Chesterfield Locations | 314.432.5700 | jccstl.org

k. h a l l d e s i g n s holiday gift boxes - soap - candles - gifts h o m e a c c e s s o r i e s - h o m e f r a g r a n c e - w o m e n ‘s c l o t h i n g

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

Prints Charming Gallery $ A gift you can bank on: Blingy Piggy Banks, $45 $$Make the holiday sparkle with Mercury Glass, $88 to $188 $$$ Combined Vintage Girl signed prints, Molly Mats and custom framing, from $250 9220 Clayton Road | 314.721.2699 printscharminggallerystl.com

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.

hundreds of gift boxes

Genovese Jewelers $ Sterling and rose gold satin and hammered earrings, $140 $$ 14kt. rose gold pavé diamond ‘love’ necklace with 37 round diamonds, $700 $$$ Tapered fancy domed ring with 73 round diamonds, $2,200 12460 Olive Blvd. | 314.878.6203 | genovesejewelers.com

central west end

brentwood

26B maryland plaza, saint louis, MO 63108 open monday-saturday 11-7 sunday 12-5

8416 manchester road brentwood, mo 63144 monday-saturday 10-6 sunday 12-5

phone: 314--961-1990 www.khalldesigns.com www.simpatico-home.com december 12, 2012

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

BRING AD IN FOR A $1.00 OFF Nov. 28 - Dec. 31, 2012 CLAYTON DES PERES

Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers $ Gurhan’s 24kt. gold and sterling eardrops on wires, $400 $$ Atelier Zobel, dark silver and gold cuff bracelet accented

LADUE

with diamonds, $5,700 $$$ H. Stern’s Ancient Serpent bracelet in black and cognac diamonds and 18kt. Noble gold, $81,700

www.chillfrozenyogurts.com

101 S. Hanley Road, Ste. 110 | heffern.com

we carry these popular coastal brands

snuggle up to the holidays

Blown Away Blow Dry Bar $ Gift Cards to create the perfect

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hair style, $30 and up $$ Hollywood Glam with hair and full makeup from the Kiss & Make up Bar, $60 and up $$$ Go all out, with a deep conditioning treatment, a premium hair style and air brush makeup, $125 and up

8815 Ladue Road 314.932.1116 blownawaystl.com

121 North Kirkwood Road 314-821-0583 | FunSunSports.com

Jeff Computers Technology Center $ 8 GB flash drive, $15 $$ Study X software, $20 $$$ 6 GB RAM 2.2 GHz Intel Computer, $550 14366 Manchester Road 636.256.7901 jeffcomputers.com

don pisoni inc. Master | Planned Interiors 314-275-4044 1849 Craig Road St. Louis 63146

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11631 Olive Boulevard | Creve Coeur 63141 www.IlBelLago.com

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Missouri Botanical Garden $ Safari, A Photicular Book,

with wild animals that come alive like a 3-D movie, $25 $$ The Devonshire wreath, $80 $$$ Large bluebird house handmade from reclaimed wood, $225

4344 Shaw Blvd. 314.577.5137 missouribotanicalgarden.org

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Brighten her holidays! Chill Frozen Yogurts $ Gift cards from $3 and cool Chill gear,

$12 and up $$ Homemade fudge sauce and quart of Chill yogurt combo special, $17 $$$ A Chill party includes a cup of yogurt, pizza and a T-shirt for 20, $175

9793 Clayton Road-Ladue | 11935 Manchester Road-Des Peres 7610 Wydown Blvd.-Clayton | chillfrozenyogurts.com

314-984-0040 glennbetzjewelers.com crowne plaza of des peres 11776 manchester road

Experience the tradition!

skate at Steinberg Skating Rink in FoReSt PaRk and enjoy 27,600 Sq Ft of frozen fun on the largest Pink Magnolia $ Lilly Pulitzer canvas printed wallet, $28 $$ Lilly Pulitzer Murfee scarf in cashmere and silk, $118 $$$ Lilly Pulitzer Resort chic wedge in glitter gold, $228 9810 Clayton Road | pinkmagnoliashop.com | 314.997.6161

outdoor ice Skating Rink in the Midwest!

oPen every day including holidays!

Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thursday 10am - 9Pm Friday & Saturday 10am - midnight

Creve Coeur Camera $ Fuji FinePix XP50 compact waterproof, camera with 5x optical zoom, $149.99 $$ Olympus E-PL5 with 14-42 lens with interchangeable lenses and touchscreen, $699.99 $$$ Canon EOS 5D Mark III takes photos at 22.3 megapixels and shoots full 1080p HD video, $3,000.99 after $400 Instant Savings through Jan. 5

Cozy up around our bonfire!

8855 Ladue Road 314.862.5450 cccamera.com

ViSit uS at night for a magical skate under our winter wonderland lightS!

Enjoy a treat at the

SnowFlake cafe!

Steinberg Skating Rink

Food, Hot Cocoa, Beer & Wine

in FoReSt PaRk

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Provence Boutique $ ‘Magic’ lids that form airtight seals and can go in the microwave, oven, freezer and refrigerator, $10 to $14 $$ Cardinal rug, $45 $$$ Table made from the top of a wine cask, $345

9723 Clayton Road | 314.997.0025

10denza $ George Gina & Lucy-large pouches, $40 $$ Moccatomic-VenetoMoc slip-on, $195 $$$ Technomarine limited-edition steel evolution, $925 44 Maryland Plaza | 10denza.com | 314.361.1010

Diamond & Jewelry Brokers $ Pearl, silver and 18kt. earrings by Gabriel & Co., $175 $$ 14kt. white and rose gold pave dangle earrings, $1,350 $$$ 10 carat diamond riviera necklace, 113 diamonds set in white gold, $12,800 473 Lafayette Center | 636.391.6622 | diamondfam.com

Concierge Automotive Services $ 2012 Chrysler 300 Limited with premium leather seats and 27,600 miles, $25,999 $$ 2007 Mercedes S550 AMG sport package, $39,900 $$$ 2012 Escalade, 2,000 miles, fully loaded, $69,900

636 Trade Center Blvd. | 636.536.2966| cascarsonline.com

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based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo • adapted by Nick Stafford in association with Handspring Puppet Company

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Jule Lingerie & Loungewear $ Hanky Panky lace-up rhinestone thong, $26 $$ PJ Salvage shoe lover flannel PJs, $70 $$$ Jenny Packham designer

Go!Spa $ Mani-on-the-go with file,

buff and polish only, $16 $$ Go!Spa massage signature treatment, either custom Swedish or deep tissue massage, $55 $$$ kai’s signature perfume oil, delicately blended into an eau de parfum spray, $76

bridal chemise with Swarovski crystals, $590

1590 Clarkson Road | 636.536.9777 juleonline.com

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11735 Manchester Road 314.822.0772 gospagirl.com

Fun in the Sun Sports $ Lemon & Line handcrafts nautically

Eyecare Associates $ John Varvatos trendy frames are the epitome of ‘geek chic,’ $260 $$ Limited edition Grand Bal sunglasses from Christian Dior feature Swarovski crystals, $540 $$$ Lasik surgery by specialist Dr. Stephen Wexler delivers great vision without glasses,

inspired bracelets from Newport, R.I., the sailing capital of the world, $25 $$ Vineyard Vines men’s canvas belts, $50 $$$ Smooth-knit fabric in the Southern Tide sport pullover with relaxed look and super-soft feel, $105

$2,200 per eye

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Sweet Boutique $$ Lucky Lump of Coal hand-dipped

fortune cookie, $1.50 $$ Keep wine chilled from the inside with our and Oprah’s favorite gift, $25 $$$ Serving set crafted of stainless steel with 24kt. gold accents, $200

8115A Maryland Ave. | 314.932.1222 facebook.com/sweetboutiquestl

Presently Presonalized $ 12-inch monogrammed magnetic board and stand, $22 $$ Plush polka-dot embroidered towels, $35 $$$ Atlantis Swarovski crystal necklaces, $125 636.527.0047 | presentlypersonalizedgifts.com

Sign of the Arrow $ The weather is right for an indoor snowball fight.

Bucket plus six furry ‘snow’ balls. $11.25 $$ Cozy knit or flannel pajama bottoms or night shirts available in winter and Christmas patterns. $42 $$$ Serve holiday style with Julia Knight holly leaf bowl, available in 10 or 17 inches. $66.50 or $176

9740 Clayton Road | 314.994.0606 | signofthearrow.com

Bissingers $ Chocolate-Covered Christmas Cookies, $28 $$ One-pound Christmas Classic Collection, $38 $$$ Signature Favorites Basket includes Signature Classic Collection,

crème mints, bear claws, Murray River and s’mores salt caramels and more, $99

Plaza Frontenac | 32 Maryland Plaza | bissingers.com special advertising feature

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Huge array of party platters. Let us fill with our handmade confections for you!

Tervis! An everyday household staple. And with a lifetime warranty. Why not?

Darling Personalized Ornaments while you wait!

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Clayton 63105

314-932-1222


STYLE

Consign and Design Galleries $ Custom pallet wine rack, $65 $$ Replica Gendron peddle car, $159 $$$ Hand-painted hutch, $399

10036 Manchester Road 314.394.2222 consignanddesigngal@yahoo.com

AJ Brewington $ European antique bronze jardiniere with winged dragon handles, $1,200 $$ Leave Me Alone, by Jim Pegg, $1,800 $$$ Rare Taisho period (1912-1926) Japanese pottery vase, $2,500 4814 Washington Ave. | 314.361.5373

Giddy Up Jane $ Deer motif bucket for wine or ice, $46 $$ Cuff bracelets made with vintage jewelry pieces, $172 $$$ Mayra boots in chocolate by Old Gringo, $520

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[WHERE

WHAT TO WEAR…

by ellen nisenson soule

St. John

photo courtesy of neiman marcus

photo courtesy of neiman marcus

photo courtesy of saks fifth avenue

[MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: WHAT’S APPROPRIATE?]

Talbot Runhof

The question can be daunting…

Kay Unger

[ tricks of the trade ] Q: Most of my attractive shoes are simply not comfortable for long periods. How can I look good, but still enjoy the reception?

A: Bring a second pair of shoes, preferably a lower or flat heel. Don’t let discomfort interfere with the celebration.

What should the mother of the bride or groom wear? Rule No. 1 Do not upstage the bride. Rule No. 2 Remember these pictures will become part of the family archives Rule No. 3 Fulfill the wishes of the bride. It is her day. It is not about you Now that you have agreed to the rules, here are some guidelines. It is possible to find a stylish, non-matronly dress. Look for a silhouette that complements the neckline in a solid, non-white color. Winter weddings can be challenging, be it St. Louis or Florida. Wherever it is, mothers should wear some type of covering over the shoulders. Moms in great shape with well-defined arms should still have a wrap or bolero during the ceremony. After that, discard the overlay and have fun! Daytime wedding? Short or knee-length is certainly acceptable. Colors depend on the bride’s palette. Just remember to avoid the shade the bride is wearing.

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

Make your holiday shine!

Eight galleries and 4600 square feet of consignment! — NEW LOCATION —

9220 Clayton Road | St. Louis 63124 314 721 2699

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Tradition brings us Together.

and its Residents wish you a wonderful holiday season from our home to yours.

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[ GATESWORTH by tony di martino The Gatesworth excels at creating a warm, welcoming

environment for its residents. “This is not a one-size-fits-all place,” says executive director Martha Kessel. “We tailor our programs and activities to meet each resident’s wants and needs.” It’s surprisingly affordable, too. “There are no entry or endowment fees or large down payments required,” she says. “All programs and services are unbundled, so residents can choose what fits their needs. We care about our residents, and we make sure everyone feels at home, especially during the holidays.” Throughout the season, The Gatesworth buzzes with activity and rings with the sounds of laughing grandkids and Victorian carolers. The award-winning kitchen swings into high gear from Thanksgiving on, with all three restaurants and gathering areas booked solid. “Our residents share their favorite holiday recipes with us, some of which have been in their families for generations,” says executive chef Brian Hardy. “They’re entrusting us with their most treasured memories, and we strive to do them justice.” He and his team once made 20 batches of cinnamon rolls, trying to recreate those made by a resident’s grandmother long ago. “We kept trying till we got it exactly right!” he says. Festivities include Breakfast with Santa, a champagne brunch, and Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve dinners, with entrees such as roast turkey, smoked tenderloin, rack of lamb and dozens of salads and side dishes. Residents can order room service, and catering is available for private parties. Special requests are encouraged. “If you’re from New Orleans and want gumbo, or potato latkes like your bubby used to make, your wish is our command,” Hardy says.

Kathryn Stinson has lived at The Gatesworth for seven years. “It’s marvelous all year round, but the holidays are extraKathryn Stinson, Martha Kessel, Donna Haerr, Harold Poth special,” she says. photo by Tim Parker Photography “You wake up one morning and there’s a huge Christmas tree at the entrance, and wreaths, garlands and sparkling lights everywhere. It’s like Santa’s elves were busy overnight!” Need to go shopping? Call a chauffeured Gatesworth limo. The staff will even wrap gifts for you. Residents can invite family to events such as A Holiday Affair, where bragged-about grandchildren have a chance to meet and mingle, she adds. Guest accommodations are available for out-of-town visitors. But far beyond providing five-star accommodations, luxurious amenities and a wide range of engaging programs and activities, The Gatesworth generates congenial, supportive relationships. “I don’t have many relatives left, but I’m never lonely here,” says Henry Poth, who moved in last year. “There’s always something going on and someone to talk with. These people, residents and staff alike, have become family. It feels like home.” Donna Haerr, another new resident, agrees. “It’s so easy to make friends, and everyone who works here is so warm and caring. Every day’s a holiday at The Gatesworth!”

The Gatesworth is located at One McKnight Place. For more information, call 314.993.0111 or visit thegatesworth.com. Cover photo by Tim Parker Photography

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[ The Patient As Case Manager Senior Lifestyle:

by mary konroy

You may have run a company, managed a department or been a full-time parent. Now it’s time to take control of your medical care. In this issue, our experts discuss how to become your own health advocate, how to find reliable medical sources online, and when to head to the nearest emergency room or urgent-care center.

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[ the value of second opinions ] Second opinions are important in confirming a diagnosis and determining the best course of care. Seek a second opinion if you’re not comfortable with a doctor’s initial recommendation.

to your appointment for a second opinion, write down your medical problem in detail and bring it with you. Many diagnoses can be established by medical history.

Dr. Michael Nogalski, orthopedic surgeon, Orthopedic Associates A second opinion is used to confirm a diagnosis and expectations. Patients may hear the same opinion, said in slightly different ways, from two different physicians. Hopefully, it helps to clarify things. If you get two wildly different opinions, it might be best to seek a tiebreaker: a third opinion from yet another physician. There are key questions you should ask during a second-opinion consult. What is wrong with me? What are my best options? What would you do if this were your problem? You should also ask the doctor about his/her experience in treating similar problems. Patients with multiple issues or potentially complicated problems should seek a second opinion. In orthopedics, these include large rotator-cuff tears, complicated ligament injuries and hip and knee pain. Conditions can overlap, and pain that is felt in one area may originate in another. A person with knee pain, for example, may actually have a hip or spine problem. Or they could have a knee problem. Before going

Dr. John W. Kilgore, medical director, SSM Heart Institute. It’s important that physicians and patients work together as a team. If a patient is not comfortable with his or her physician and recommendation, he or she should seek a second opinion. This is not about the doctor. This is about the patient and doing what is in his or her best interest. If the original physician is offended by a patient’s desire to seek another point of view, it may be time to seek another physician altogether. It is also important that the physician rendering the opinion be an expert in that field. If you have a lung problem, see a pulmonologist. If you have a heart problem, see a cardiologist. Seek a second opinion in complicated or sophisticated procedures that are life-altering. This includes open-heart surgery such as a coronary bypass grafting or heart-valve replacement, an ablation, a heart transplant, and for rare cardiac conditions. Patients should feel comfortable asking questions and requesting a second opinion. This not the time to be shy.

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[ ER or urgent care ] It’s after hours and you’re not feeling well. What to do? Where to go? Well, that depends….

comes to our center but needs ER care, we will coordinate the transfer.

Dr. Elizabeth Lucas, medical director, St. Luke’s Urgent Care Centers & St. Luke’s Convenient Care Head to the emergency room for any lifethreatening condition. That includes concerns about a heart attack or stroke, or if you have intense pain or shortness of breath. Urgent care centers aren’t equipped to handle comprehensive work-ups. Come to us for minor injuries and ailments: sinusitis, strep, colds, rashes (including poison ivy or contact dermatitis), bladder infections, sprains, strains, broken bones and minor lacerations. We cover ailments that you would normally see your primary physician about. We can accommodate senior citizens with co-morbidities or pre-existing conditions, like cancer or Alzheimer’s, as long as their immediate medical need is simple or straightforward. We always review medications. Upon arrival, patients register and see a nurse practitioner, who takes their vitals and inquires about the nature of their visit. Our nurse practitioners can handle most situations, but if a patient requests, he or she can always see a physician on site. If someone

Dr. Matt Bruckel, owner, Total Access Urgent Care You don’t wait to eat. You don’t wait if you need gasoline. Why should you wait for medical care? We created an emergency-room environment where we can do many, but not all, the services rendered in an ER. Most of our doctors are also emergency medicine physicians. However, if a condition is obviously life-threatening, call 911. Besides chest pain or stroke symptoms, situations requiring emergency care include loss of consciousness, extreme blood loss and high-impact trauma injuries. Most people come to us for undiagnosed medical conditions. We provide the medical clarity and treatment they need when their primary physician is not available. Typical senior citizen visits to our centers at this time of year include a lot of influenza and upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections and rashes. Usual senior injuries include minor lacerations, abrasions and ‘step-and-fall’ incidents. Most people don’t like to go to an emergency room. We add a new level of urgent care that is quicker and less expensive.

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This curious mountainous country the size of Switzerland doesn’t allow Styrofoam or plastic shopping bags, but recently defeated all seatbelt laws. Tobacco sales are banned but marijuana grows wild. Farmers feed it to their cows and pigs because it gives them the munchies and they fatten up quicker. Archery is the national sport and this country sent an archer to the last summer Olympics. There is no caste system in this Asian land. It’s tough on any kind of discrimination or corruption, and women play an active role in government. The king is more interested in gross national happiness than special interests. Just opened for tourism in 2008, this very religious country is full of monasteries, or dzongs, like the one in the picture, probably their most recognizable icon. Visitors can buy a sheet of legal stamps with their own picture on them, and can use them on postcards or letters, as long as they are mailed from that country. Where is Mary Jo?

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[ supplement savvy ] People take supplements for health benefits. But there can be adverse reactions. Seek professional advice. and always tell your doctor if you use them. Rob Elder, Metro Chiropractic and Nutritional Wellness Centre It doesn’t matter if you’re 3 or 93; we all need supplements because the food we ingest is nutritionally empty. We have depleted the soil of its minerals. We don’t let it rest before we replant. A supplement is not a food substitute. It’s meant to augment what we eat. It can be a vitamin, mineral, herb or hormone; it can be a pill, softgel, tablet, capsule, or in liquid form, like a smoothie. Which supplements to take is the million-dollar question. Individuals should be tested. In general, seniors need dietary supplements because their enzyme production decreases. As we age, our pancreas and stomach struggle to break down food into necessary nutrients. Digestive enzymes convert food into energy, and a dietary supplement helps when there is an enzyme deficiency. Other senior supplements might include coconut oil, an excellent fat source for energy, Vitamins A for vision, C for immune response and E, an antioxidant. B complex is great for heart health.

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Paul Huesman, pharmacist, Greentree Pharmacy There is a huge role for supplements, but there can be adverse reactions between supplements and prescribed medication, and these can be devastating. Seek the advice of someone who is well-trained in the physiologic effects of these substances, like a pharmacist or physician. Remember, anything you put in your body has an effect. The supplements individuals need depend upon age, health and medical condition. Persons with arthritis should take something with fish oil. People who take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol levels also need to take vitamin D. Almost all seniors should take a multivitamin. One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed an 8-percent decrease in cancer rates in male physicians, 50 years and older, who took a daily multivitamin. Though they may not be considered part of mainstream medicine, supplements are beginning to get some respect. Always purchase them from a reliable source, to ensure a high-quality product. Check with your physician.

[ using the internet strategically ] Searcing for reliable medical information on the Internet can be daunting. A simple click can result in thousands of entries. Some sources offer sound information, but others are suspect. “Look for reliability,” says SLUCare geriatrician Dr. Frederick Yap. “Make sure the information is not embellished, and that it comes from a trusted source.” Academic institutions and government websites top his list. “Academic institutions are a safe source,” Yap says, citing the Mayo Clinic as an example. “They actually have a section called ‘Healthy Living’ on their website.” The ‘geriatrics’ division’ tab on the Saint Louis University School of Medicine website is also reliable, he adds. “Visitors can access the school’s ‘Aging Successfully’ newsletter there.” “Government-sponsored websites like the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health are also good sources, as is Medline, which is a huge database of articles published in medical journals,” Yap says. “But there also are credible private websites such as uptodate.com, a valuable resource used by health professionals, which has wonderful consumer content too.” Yap does not discredit commercial websites but he urges caution, especially if the site is promoting a drug. “Not all medications are created equal,” he says. “Read what’s out there, but when in doubt, consult your healthcare provider.” december 12, 2012

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Health, Wealth & Longevity] compiled by meredith bush

What helps seniors stay healthy, wealthy and wise? Local experts tell us. 1 | HomeTeam Transition Management Group

Since seniors and medication often go together, it is especially important to monitor medications for proper dosages and times— and to know which ones are taken with food or on an empty stomach. 118 N. Meramec Ave. | 314.863.5987 | hometeamforliving.com

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Our programs are designed to offer assistance with activities of daily living, offering a lifestyle that pairs independence and our residents’ desires with quality personal care. 314.288.0622 | westviewassistedliving.com

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Take time to get to know your pharmacist. Remember, pharmacy is not a commodity that we should ‘shop for price.’ Your pharmacist provides much more than medication: He’s an expert resource for information to help keep you safe and healthy. 301 S. Kirkwood Road | 314.394.2404 | greentree-rx.com

There’s even more to Kirkwood’s newest senior living community. At The Glen at Aberdeen Heights, you’ll discover a philosophy that gives loved ones more quality time together, even if needs change — with the support of trained, caring staff who honor each resident’s personal schedules and individual preferences.

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hobbies senior by rebecca koenig | photos by bill barrett

When the work is done and the kids are grown and gone, adults finally get the chance to play! Meet two seniors who fill their free time with fun activities they enjoy.

one-track mind

Steve Ferman should have seen his fascination with model trains barreling down the track. “As a kid, I always liked to tinker with things, clocks and toys; it was an innate ability that I had,” says the Creve Coeur resident. “As I got older, I continued to do that with sundry appliances around the house, bicycles and automobiles.” By the time Ferman started high school, he knew he wanted an engineering degree, and he spent his career working in the field. But it wasn’t until he went looking for toys to bring home to his sick 3-year-old son that he discovered his passion for little locomotives. “A friend sent me to a now-closed drug store, and I saw all these Lionel trains on the shelves and I was hooked,” he says. Ferman has collected primarily postwar Lionel trains for the past 35 years, finding them at garage sales, online and through friends. “I would find trains that were distressed—they’re very cheap when they don’t run—and I would fix them, sell that train and buy the same train in better condition,” he says. He taught himself to mix and airbrush paint so he could restore train exteriors after repairing their mechanics. In the 1970s, Ferman joined national model train organizations, and he’s even braved snow storms to travel to conventions. “There’s a Mecca for trains in York, Pa.,” he says, where the Train Collectors Association has meetings twice annually. “There are people from England and France and Japan. Train collectors from all over the world accumulate in York twice a year.” Military figurines, BB guns and dolls are among the other items Ferman repairs and collects. He managed to track down and spruce up a slightly damaged Amosandra doll similar to the one his wife had as a girl. “It took me about a year and a half looking online for a replacement arm,” he says. “I took it apart with a scalpel and repaired my wife’s doll. It’s like doing surgery.” Ferman is working to teach his family about the value of his collection so his trains will be cared for when he passes them on. “I’m still a member of all my organizations, and I still play with them everyday,” he says. “I told my wife, I could have my hobbies and stay at home or I could roam the bars and chase strange women!”

painting a legacy

“I’ve got a nice nude outside of my door,” says Betty Brown—a nude figure painting, that is. The piece, which her neighbors at The Gatesworth compliment, is one of many Brown completed during her decades of recording the world on canvas. The New Orleans native headed north after her home was hit by Hurricane Katrina and moved into The Gatesworth with her many art supplies. “I have a whole cabinet in the art center. I’ve got over 100 brushes,” she says. “And I keep going to Blick to buy more.” Brown credits her early interest in art to her aunt, who was an artist in Chicago. Brown took up painting herself when she was 15 years old. “I enjoyed it and seemed to excel at it,” she says. Deciding in her 40s to pursue art training at Tulane University, Brown took one or two courses at a time while raising her family. Oil painting is her preferred medium, she says. “I like the feel of oil, the flow of oil,” she says. “I still like it the best because you can cover mistakes!” Brown displayed and sold her work at art shows and a gallery in the French Quarter, but now she paints just for herself and her family. “I’ve had offers here, but I don’t want to sell any more,” she says. “I’ll leave them for my children; I figure it’s a good something to leave.” Hurricane Katrina took its toll on Brown’s collection of paintings in 2005. “We evacuated the day before the water came, and I didn’t take any of my artwork,” she says. Her masterpiece, a standing screen that took her nine months to complete, was ripped to pieces when her furniture was tossed about in 6 feet of floodwater. Not everything was damaged, however. “When the waters went down, some were saved and shipped to me,” Brown says. Since moving to St. Louis and taking classes at The Gatesworth, watercolors have entered Brown’s portfolio. “I did all of my great-grandchildren’s portraits in watercolor,” Brown says. Her subject matter varies, she says, explaining,“I like faces and figures and dancing. I can do abstracts, roses and orchids.” The soothing powers of painting, Brown says, are what she enjoys the most about her craft. “It’s very relaxing, everything leaves your mind,” she says. “You have no worries. It’s very enjoyable to me.”

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Dr ven ] by tony di martino

As a girl in West Winch, England, Louise Stumpf wasn’t particularly interested in cars. “But I noticed the Aston Martins and Maseratis—I always responded to good design,” she says. She still does: The IT project manager at a major financial institution recently bought a sporty BMW at Gallery Motor Co. She and her husband, Kevin, live in West County.

Louise Stumpf

photo by BILL BARRETT

Q: What do you drive? A: A BMW 3 Series sedan.

Q: What are your favorite bells and whistles? A: It has Bluetooth, so I can keep my hands on the wheel if I need to take a call.

Q: Why? A: I’d been driving a BMW X3 and I was ready for a change. I saw the 3 Series

You can drive it in automatic or switch to manual, depending on road conditions. It has xDrive, a four-wheel drive system that automatically kicks in when you need it. And it has a moon roof, which is such a nice touch during spring and fall, when Kevin and I go for long drives along those beautiful country roads in Defiance.

sedan online and thought, Wow, that’s really pretty! Then I test drove it at Gallery, and that was it.

Q: What was your first car? Q: What did you like about it? A: My parents gave me a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra when I was in high A: It’s sleek and sporty on the outside, but plush and comfortable inside. It’s a fast school. The first car I bought on my own was a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. They were

little sedan with 230 horsepower and plenty of pickup, but it’s so well-engineered that I feel safe and secure at all times.

Q: You’re a repeat customer at Gallery. Why? A: Great customer service. If they don’t have the exact car I want in stock, they get it for me—fast, and at a good price. And the salespeople aren’t in your face. They’re helpful, but not high-pressure. I’ve bought two BMWs there, and Kevin bought a Saab.

HOPE comes in many

forms.

good, solid cars that performed well.

Q: But not as exciting as a BMW? A: Definitely not. This is the sportiest car I’ve ever owned. My friends and family think it’s cool. It’s a beautiful car, but also reliable and durable. My next car will probably be a 5 Series. It’s a little larger, in case we have kids!

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The Gift: Hope-Filled Images of Christmas Sundays through December 23 Join us in appreciating the meaning of Christmas by picturing nostalgic images that the season evokes. This sermon series takes place in regular worship times (8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.) and the Christmas Eve services.

Christmas Tree Lot Every day through December 24. A tradition since 1964, our annual tree lot on Manchester Rd., about one-half mile west of Manchester UMC, supports local missions. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m

“Hark, the Herald Angel,” A Christmas Musical Saturday, December 15; 5 p.m. | Sunday, December 16; 9:30, 11 a.m. Monday, December 24; 3 p.m. Your kids will love the fun crafts and activities. On Friday, children enjoy cookies and cocoa with Santa from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A hot breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, and children receive a complimentary photo with Santa. Tickets are only $5. Call 636.394.7506 for tickets.

Christmas Eve Eve Worship Sunday, December 23. Join us for traditional worship at 7 p.m. Childcare is available.

Christmas Eve Services 1 pm

Traditional service with Communion

3 pm

Family service with children’s musical, “Hark! The Herald Angel” +

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7 pm

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11 pm

Candlelit traditional service

*Communion follows the 5, 7, and 9 p.m. services in the Chapel

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quick bites presented by

[ fresh changes at sage ] The owners of Sage Urban American Grill in Soulard, have built an entirely new menu of house-made pastas and locally sourced food, created by new executive chef Dylan Cunningham and his right-hand man, Caleb Kosek. A la carte and threeor four-course Italian meals will be served family style, while lunchtime customers will place orders at the counter and receive their food tableside. For those who want to prepare a quick meal at home, Sage is also selling its freshly made pasta to go.

[ relocations ]

‘Tis the season to relocate. The pitmasters at PM BBQ have moved their smoker from 103 Chesterfield Towne Center to 161 Long Road in Chesterfield. Paul Buzzetta, chef-owner of Sapore Italian Cafe,  also has relocated his restaurant from its space in Ballwin to 451 S. Kirkwood Road, the former home of Branica of Kirkwood. Last, Lafayette Fire Company No. 1 restaurant left Lafayette Square and soon will ring the dinner bell at 3518 Hampton Ave., a spot formerly occupied by Da Baldo’s Trattoria.

Gardenland Express

[ tapas in the grove ]

Joyia Tapas, a Mediterranean restaurant and bar, has opened at 4501 Manchester Ave., in the space most recently occupied by Crostini Restaurant and Lounge. Owner Chuck Pener, also a partner at Momos in U. City, moves beyond Greek offerings to include flavors from Spain, Italy and other eastern Mediterranean countries.

Holiday Flower & Train Show

Now through January 1, 2013

Come celebrate “Merry Botanical Traditions” at the Garden! The annual Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show returns to delight visitors of all ages with its animated G-scale model trains and hundreds of

[ basso at the cheshire ] Hometowner Patrick Connolly, a James Beard Award-winning chef and former exec-chef of Radius in Boston and Bobo in New York City, has returned as newly hired executive chef of The Cheshire’s upscale basement pub, Basso. Connolly arrived just in time to tweak the menu and prepare for a grand opening Dec. 17.

traditional holiday plants. For more information visit:

www.mobot.org

Sponsorship support by: Central States Coca-Cola Bottling Company and CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

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[ a grand gesture ] The South

District

Grand Business

has partnered with the American Red Cross to help families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Through Dec. 16, several businesses— including nine restaurants —are displaying donation canisters to Restore the Shore; each participating business will match what is raised in its canister.

For more on the latest from the St. Louis food scene, visit The Scoop section of SauceMagazine.com.


LEISURE

Time Out... [with Danny Amendola by jeff melnick

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola has battled injuries this year and last to re-establish himself as one of quarterback Sam Bradford’s favorite targets. Simply put, the Rams are a better team when Amendola is on the field. Town & Style caught up with the 27-year-old to learn a little bit more about what makes him tick.

Q. You’re originally from Texas, which is such a big football state. Is it better not to be playing in your home state ? A. I’m excited just to be playing. It’s the same game whether you play in Texas or you don’t. Q. What is your favorite thing about St. Louis? A. I like the people. The Midwest is down-to-earth; it’s not like Philly or the West Coast, but a

happy medium and it’s nice to be around.

Q. Who was your hero growing up and who did you pattern your game after? A. Wide receiver Wayne Chrebet from the New York Jets

Q. Favorite place to go shopping? A. Nordstrom, Saks, Urban Outfitters, and I like the Galleria.

time, I’ve got to listen to some Skrillex. Q.What’s your current marital or dating status? A. I’m a single bachelor.

Q. What kind of shoes do you like? A. I love to buy shoes: Converse, Jack Purcell,

John Barbados—they’re all brands of Converse. I also like Nike.

photo by scott rovak

Q. Last good movie you saw? A. I rented 21 Jump Street. I was cracking up the whole time. Johnny Depp (who starred on

the TV show) was in it. I also like a lot of thrift stores.

I don’t buy much, but when I do it’s gotta be cool for sure.

Q. What’s your favorite thing to do on an off-day? A. I just chill at the house: download music, watch TV, play Ping-Pong. If anybody (in the

Q.Favorite place to grab a burger and a beer? A. I would say Sidebar down on Washington Avenue.

locker room) feels like getting beat, I have a trophy for you. But that never happens.

Q. Where do you spend the off-season? A. Parts of the year in St. Louis, Texas and Los Angeles.

Q. Do you get the chance to see the Cardinals or Blues play? A. I love both. I usually go to 10 or 15 Cardinals games a year and five or six Blues games. I love

Q.What was it like broadcasting last year’s Super Bowl for the BBC? A. It was really fun. I met some great people and I had fun doing it.

Q. What music do you listen to to get you geared up before a game? A. I’m into Bon Iver, the Lumineers and just chill music. But when it’s time to go for game

Q. Is your No. 1 objective for this year (besides winning games) still trying to stay healthy? A. Absolutely: stay healthy but play hard. I understand injuries are part of the game and that they’ll happen.

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[ 5 star burgers ] 8125 maryland ave. | 314.720.4350

[ amuse bouche ] THE scene |

Neighborhood burger joint

THE CHEF/owner |

Steve Gontram

THE PRICES |

$9-$14 burgers

THE FAVORITES |

Magic Mushroom Burger, Turkey Burger, Mini Chicken Breast Sandwich

Steve Gontram, who started Harvest 16 years ago, has opened a casual hamburger spot on Maryland Avenue in Clayton, where he has elevated the burger to celebrity status. He and his dad, Bob, opened the first 5 Star Burger in New Mexico, with the intention of bringing it to their hometown one day. The focus is almost exclusively on burgers of every kind, making them with hormone- and antibiotic-free meats ground in-house and giving each a gourmet twist like homemade chutney, relish or aioli. It’s a good concept, especially during happy hour, when the specials are irresistible. Said specials, from 4 to 6 p.m. daily, include $3.50 house wine, half-priced brews and mini sandwiches for an unbelievable $1.50 each. Oh, and the fries during happy hour are $1.25. Determined to try it all, we started with the mini chicken sandwich, which was delicious. A fresh piece of chicken breast had a very good breaded and fried crust, yet remained

deliciously moist, presented on a mini brioche bun. Like all the sandwiches, the chicken was made from fresh poultry and hand-breaded in the kitchen. I didn’t think that could be topped, but the mini turkey burger was even better. It was subtly seasoned with sage and topped with spicy cranberry-peach chutney. Considering how hard it is to keep a turkey burger moist and flavorful, this one was impressive. The beef burgers come from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows. My Magic Mushroom Burger was large and juicy. The half-pounder ($8.75) was covered in Swiss cheese, caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms. Alas, it was underdone for medium, coming out more medium-rare. Also tasty was the Portabella Stack ($8), a combination of grilled mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and gorgonzola. Crispy green chilies, a hallmark of the restaurant’s Southwestern roots, were the crowning touch. The bun, like most here,

[ food • ŏ • lō • gy ]

[ chef chat ]

Gorgonzola | This aged, cow’s milk cheese with pungent blue veins is one of Italy’s great cheeses, named for a town near Milan where it was first made.

Worked under Wolfgang Puck and Bradley Ogden before returning to St. Louis in 1996 to open Harvest.

Chutney | The term comes from the East Indian chatni and refers to a condiment made with fruit, vinegar, sugar and spices. Brioche | A light yeast French roll made with butter and eggs that typically has a

knot on top.

FAVORITE INGREDIENT

best Dining Experience

>> I love the lamb burger—original and so tasty. Great prices, too!

— Allen S of Clayton

>> We like to go during happy hour. The meals are filling, good and cheaper than I can feed the kids at home. ‑—Dottie K. of Brentwood Heights

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was a delicious brioche, but note: the sandwiches do not come with sides, just garnishes. The Crispy Ale-Battered Cod ($9) was another good option with spicy remoulade and coleslaw. On the downside, starters are mostly pub-grubby fried tidbits like onion rings, sweet potato fries, fried pickles and fried peppers. None impressed me, as mostly the breading overpowered the insides. Sweet treats are limited to fountain goodies like shakes and floats made with Serendipity ice cream. Our strawberry shake ($5) was thick and wonderfully creamy, if sweeter than it needed to be. The $1 mini cones for dessert are a good idea. About one-third of a regular scoop, these are served on small waffle cones—just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. Be forewarned: 5 Star attracts many families, especially early in the evening, so expect lots of kids. And it’s a small restaurant, so there could be a wait. It’s worth it.

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In my earlier career, I would have said some pricey meal indulgent locale. Now I find myself enjoying those places that offer the most value in a fun atmosphere.

Guilty Pleasure

Ice cream, and it really doesn’t matter which flavor.


LEISURE

[Culture SEEN

GEENA DAVIS ALERT. The Academy Award winning star of Thelma and Louis, A League of Their Own and many other favorite flicks was in STL at the invitation of the Nine Network to promote a public media initiative called Women and Girls Lead. Davis told the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis that movies and television need to depict women and girls more realistically. “They make it look as if there are no gender disparities left in our society anymore, like we’ve solved that problem.” Her advice? “Watch programs with your kids, so you can point out what’s real and what’s not.” THE BUZZ ON ART BIZ. St. Louis Arts czarina (and executive director of the Regional Arts Commission) Jill McGuire reports that the local arts scene is weathering the recession better than most industries. RAC did the numbers and found the arts are a half- billion dollar business in St. Louis, employing more than 10,000 people – up 14 percent in the last five years. That makes this industry one of the largest and fastest-growing in the region. COME ON IN, THE ART IS FINE.

A big STL welcome to Lisa Melandri, new director of the Contemporary Art Museum. Her impressive record at the Santa Monica Museum of Art made her the hands-down choice in an international search. Google Art-thusiasm, and read about Lisa. To make CAM more accessible to the public, she’s keeping the doors open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

by patrick murphy

FUN FACT: There were more than 11 million visits to cultural events in St. Louis last year, which tops the Cardinals, Blues and Rams audiences combined. Idea for new regional slogan: Beer, Baseball and the Arts. (GROUND) BREAKING NEWS! Amidst appropriate ceremony, the shiny shovels have turned the first dirt on what just might be the newest and coolest destination in St. Louis – a Public Media Commons – between the studios of the Nine Network (Channel Nine) and St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU) on Olive Street in the heart of Grand Center. What was a parking lot will be a public space featuring interactive technology, large-screen projections on the sides of buildings, performance stages, green space and a window into the studio of the Nine Network. Estimated completion date is mid -2013. HERDING CATS. I always thought it was just a metaphor. But one of my favorite moments in the St. Louis Symphony/ Circus Flora’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales was Mayya Panfilova’s amazing act with 12 house cats. Also high on my list: the Flying Wallendas , negotiating the tightrope high above the audience at Powell Hall as our world-famous symphony dazzled and amazed. Just one thing bothers me: They call themselves the Flying Wallendas, but isn’t the last thing you want to see a high wire act do is fly? How about the slow, cautiously proceeding, holding their breath Wallendas? Sounds safer.

Patrick Murphy is vice president of production at the Nine Network of Public Media and host of Sunday Arts, Sundays at 1 p.m. on Nine PBS.

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[arts&entertainment] [december]

by kari williams

now

[ art ]

[ movies ]

eugene ruble: absolute abstracts

Hyde Park on Hudson >> Two plots vie for President Franklin Roosevelt’s

t&s saw it!

Noon | St. Louis Artists’ Guild & Galleries | Free stlouisartistsguild.org >> A solo exhibition featuring mixed-media compositions.

attention in Hyde Park on Hudson. The first explores the affair between FDR (Bill Murray) with his distant cousin Daisy (Laura Linney). The second, moreengaging story, follows new monarch King George VI (whose stutter audiences learned to love in The King’s Speech) and his queen, who seek the president’s allegiance in the looming conflict in Europe. With the world on the brink of war, it’s difficult to care about Daisy’s feelings and uncomfortable to watch FDR casually juggle women. But that’s the point: FDR advises the nervous king that people see only what they want to see in their heroes. The film’s forced cheer and Daisy’s willingness to overlook FDR’s other indiscretions reflect the nation’s desire to protect its icon. Should You See It? It’s unsettling, but thought-provoking. —R.K.

now – 12/16 patrick graham: thirty

years– the silence becomes the painting

11 a.m. | Museum of Contemporary Religious Art | 314.977.7170

now – 1/4 the beauty of southern germany Gateway Gallery | Free | gatewaygalleryonline.com

now – 12/14 the velvet years 1965 – 67: warhol’s factory (Stephen Shore photographs)

10 a.m. | Foundry Art Centre | Free | foundryartcentre.org

[ etc. ]

Viewed at Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Silver Linings Playbook >> Bradley Cooper plays Pat, a man who loses

12/15 1812 missouri frontier holiday

noon | Core of Discovery (The Arch) | Free | nps.gov/jeff

everything after he catches his wife cheating. His rage lands him in a mental institution, where he becomes fixated on changing himself to win her back. He moves home with his parents after his release, but his obsession consumes him, and his family struggles to cope. Oddly, he finds solace in Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence of Hunger Games fame), a young widow who brings her own set of emotional baggage. Though the film’s ending was predictable, its actors give brilliant performances that show how mental disorder can spin grief out of control—and how sometimes, only two broken people can help each other find the silver lining. Should You See It? Yes, but a theater is not required. You can wait for the DVD. —C.K.

12/15 – 12/16 sugar plum fairy luncheon 12:30 p.m. | Lee Theater (Touhill) | $32 | touhill.org 12/16 standing for justice (exhibition) 1 p.m. | Holocaust Museum and Learning Center | Free | hmlc.org

brushing up on history: dentistry through the ages

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7 p.m. | Missouri History Museum Free | mohistory.org >>Learn about the evolution of dentistry.

jr.

12/16

Kidzrock 12:30 p.m. | Blueberry Hill $10 per family dsrockschool.com/kidzrock

>>>12/15 Saturdays with Santa: Christmas Carols in the Garden

1 p.m. Missouri Botanical Garden Free with garden admission, $5 addition for Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show | mobot.org Tell Santa everything you want for Christmas and enjoy holiday music.

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[ theater ]

[ music ]

circus flora: a child’s christmas in wales

7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. | Jazz at the Bistro | $15 - $37 | jazzstl.org

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7 p.m. & 2 p.m. | St. Louis Symphony | $35 - $75 stlsymphony.org >> A holiday story inspired by poetry and enhanced with circus acts.

12/12 – 12/14 chris potter trio

12/17 a wicked wonderland

7 p.m. | The Sheldon | $25 - $100 | sheldonconcerthall.org

12/15 allegro winter music showcase

5 p.m. | COCA | $6 - $8 | cocastl.org COCA’s vocal ensemble performs Broadway and winter-themed hits.

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george lewis and marina rosenfeld present sour mash

now – 12/14 fully committed 8 p.m. | Stray Dog Theatre | $18 - $20 straydogtheatre.org

now – 12/23 talley’s folly

New Jewish Theatre | $35 - $39 | newjewishtheatre.org

12/12 – 1/6 wicked

Fox Theatre | $38 - $150 | fabulousfox.com

7 p.m. Contemporary Art Museum $10 - $20 | camstl.org >> Musical compositions created with CPUs, instruments and vinyl ridges.


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A new house is on the rise at 7374 Northmoor Drive. Constructed by Mehlman Homes Realty, which built The Crescent condominiums in Clayton, the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home will harmonize with its neighbors on its University City street, according to Mark Mehlman. “The home we’re building will fit in like it’s always been there,” he says. “That’s an important touch to what we try to sell: Here is not just a new home, but a new home that will fit in.” Mark, his wife Debi, and his sons Blair and Scott make up the team of developers, builders and realtors behind Mehlman Realty and are, respectively, the second and third generations to run the business. According to Mark, their new project on Northmoor was spurred by the demand for family homes, which is back on the upswing. “We want to build family homes,” Scott says, “homes a family can grow into, spend a long tenure in...and make their own.” The open layout of the house is one of its defining features, the developers say. “I think the most appealing factor of the house is the floor plan itself, along with the finishes,” Blair says. “It’s a very user-friendly layout.” His father agrees. “We don’t build cookie-cutter homes, but similar floor plans have been successful in the past,” Mark says. The front door opens into a two-story entryway and an open staircase that stretches from the finished lower level to the second floor. Ceilings on the first and second stories stretch to 9 feet, creating, Mark says, “a nice feel of height inside as you’re moving throughout the space.” The kitchen opens into the family room, which flows through a double set of French doors onto an oversized deck overlooking the backyard. Of the kitchen, Blair says, “It’s gonna be a knock-out. A kitchen any chef would be proud to call home.” Mark concurs. “The finishes will be very much how people want to live,” Mark says, “stainless appliances, wood cabinets and hardwood floors throughout entire first floor.” Additional amenities include a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom and a fireplace on the first floor. The house will be the first new building on its street in several years and is already generating interest among realtors, according to the Mehlmans. “A number of real estate agents around town are very excited,” Mark says. “With their encouragement, there will be more opportunities to build these types of homes in other neighborhoods.” The Mehlmans anticipate the house at 7374 Northmoor Drive will be finished by early spring.


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homework] Dear Homework,

I think we have an attractive house but something just isn’t working. We would love your thoughts to bring out the best in our home. Do we need new shutters, iron balconies or other details to improve our home’s curb appeal? ———Thanks, County Conundrum

Dear County Conundrum,

After

before

Your Country French residence looks like it just woke up and needs a little makeup before facing the world. I have a few easy changes that will help things. First, I would remove the small ornamental tree to the left of the front porch. It currently blocks an important window and will soon hide the dormer window as well. Next, I would add new shutters and redo the existing ones. The current ones are too tall and were intended for half-round windows (not the segmental arches your house possesses), so they’re just not wide enough. The current black color also suggests a Georgian feel. I think using color would give it a more European feel in keeping with the façade’s style. Finally, I would build a low, curved, stone garden wall to give the entry additional emphasis, and bright flowers to fill out the planting bed, adding charm. A few tweaks can make a huge difference. ———Homework

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Specializing in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Proudly Serving the St. Louis Area

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Town & Style is an equal opportunity employer.

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St. Joseph’s Academy

St. Joseph’s Academy, an independent all-girls Catholic college preparatory high school, is now hiring a Principal for the 2013-14 school year. Interested candidates can find detailed job description and application instructions at

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$38,990 2010 Lexus RX350

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