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Successful Students. Successful Lives.

NEW CITY SCHOOL, WHICH SERVES CHILDREN AGE 3 THROUGH SIXTH GRADE, DEVELOPS EACH CHILD’S INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHS THROUGH AN INTEGRATED MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES CURRICULUM. PICTURED ON THE COVER: HEAD OF SCHOOL ALEXIS WRIGHT WITH PRE-PRIMARY STUDENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.361.6411 OR VISIT NEWCITYSCHOOL.ORG. COVER DESIGN BY JULIE STREILER COVER PHOTO BY COLIN MILLER OF STRAUSS PEYTON

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Heartbreak

Your child’s heart. A comforting rhythm of beats. Music to your ears. But when something isn’t right and you don’t know what to do, there’s one place to turn. You can rest assured by turning to a team of world-class doctors who have seen it all. Standing by, ready to treat any heart illness no matter how serious. See all the ways the St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center cares for kids at StLouisChildrens.org/Heart.

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KARYN WILLIAMS ALEXA BEATTIE JULIA M. JOHNSON

from the editor's desk When I was in college in the ’70s, a new discipline was born: film and society. At the time, it sounded like a good excuse to goof off, but now it’s widely accepted that movies reflect the underlying currents of a society. That argument definitely could be made for this year’s Oscar-nominated movies, several of which we’ve reviewed in recent issues. The lineup is a motley crew that is all over the movie map, from apocalyptic to anti-establishment. One thing they share, however, is a look at the challenges of life. And while those challenges exist in every decade, how do this year’s films reflect the current climate in American society? I have not seen all the movies, but based on those I did see (and what I’ve read about the others), there’s a strong theme of alienation that could be said to mirror our country’s general malaise. It’s uncomfortable living in a country torn by diametrically opposed views that have been simmering for years. That is certainly one thing the Oscar movies reflect. A modern-day Western, Hell or High Water idealizes rebellion against the social norms of law and order. A couple of blue collar brothers get their just revenge on a bank that has ravaged west Texas and left a swath of foreclosures in its wake. Yay for them, says the film in an eerily familiar stick-it-tothe-system way. Moonlight is a gut-wrenching look at an American grappling with identity. He’s fallible, imperfect, misunderstood and lonely—a man without a place. The system has forsaken him and his community, an urban ghetto. Alienation rings a bell, too, and resilience. Resilient is what La La Land’s protagonists have to be to survive the challenges simmering beneath the surface of L.A.’s everlasting sunshine. The movie doesn’t let those palm trees and pastels fool us—pursuing dreams comes at a price, just like casting angry political votes. And while I did not see another contender, Arrival, I can imagine how its apocolyptic theme reflects the uncertainties of today’s world. I wonder if the humans ever consider just boarding those visiting spacecraft and flying away?

—Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief

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PLAY & LEARN] NEW CITY SCHOOL

PRE-PRIMARY TEACHER HEIDI KEHLE WITH STUDENTS

by alexa beattie

HEAD OF SCHOOL ALEXIS WRIGHT KNOWS the importance of academic rigor,

and also the importance of play. There’s a giant bin of Legos in his office, and eight more at his home down the street. He recently has introduced New City fifth-graders to the infinite possibilities of Lego design, and whenever he’s available, he’s almost always up for an impromptu session of constructing with the little colored bricks. “Being new, it’s been a great way for me to bond with the children,” he says. Wright took the helm at New City School this summer, having served for seven years both as head of school and dean of children’s programs at Bank Street College of Education in New York City. He says he’s had New City in his sights for quite some time. “This is a school with a local and national reputation,” he says. “It has a rigorous curriculum, puts the needs of children first and is a leader in progressive education. It was absolutely an environment I wanted to be a part of.” New City’s emphasis on its early childhood program is one of the reasons Wright believes its graduates are exceptional. And it’s a program that places as much importance on a young person’s social and emotional development as their academic growth. “Academic excellence is crucial, but children have to be excellent people, as well,” Wright says. The early years are critical for laying the foundation of integrity, and Wright stresses the importance of teaching children how to socialize and work together, how to be both pragmatic and caring. “The primary work of young

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children is play, and through play, we help our students work out rules for games, and learn to collaborate, compromise and take care of someone if they are upset,” he says. “Compromise is related to perspective and empathy, and it’s hard to build a relationship with anyone without those things.” New City’s adherence to the theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI), which holds that each child has eight intelligences that need to be nurtured, means that children of all ages are provided with many different ways to learn. “It’s very busy here,” Wright says, describing the math games, water experiments, drawing and dramatic play that can be going on in the pre-primary classroom at any one time. All activities, he says, are grounded in a deep understanding of child development. “Our teachers recognize that all the kids who come to us possess inherent strengths, and they meet the students where they are, designing learning experiences that are appropriate and meaningful,” Wright explains. The MI curriculum capitalizes on each child’s strengths, appealing to linguistic, mathematical, spatial, musical, kinesthetic, naturalist, inter- and intrapersonal abilities, and in doing so, makes learning joyful. “Our kids learn for the sake of learning, and they leave here [at the end of sixth grade] wanting to achieve, and with firm foundations for the work ahead,” Wright says. “I’m very proud to be leading an institution like this.”

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On February 23rd, New City School will be hosting an Alumni Panel, and we would love for you to join us! Come visit our school and hear first-hand from several of our alums, including high school seniors who are headed off to college (profiled on the right), a PhD candidate, and professionals in the work force. So many of our past students are out in the world, living the kinds of lives New City prepared them to create for themselves-lives of creativity, innovation, and service. Come see for yourself! This event will be held at our school, in Founders’ Hall from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/ncs-alums

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Science Olympiad competitor.

Lead pianist & vocalist for the John Burroughs Jazz Band.

Two sport varsity althlete at John Burroughs.

Sits on the Teen Advisory Board for Ready Readers.

Wells Scholarship recipient.

Teen Parliamentarian for Jack and Jill.

National Merit semifinalist.

Will attend Willams College in the fall.

Graduate of New City School.

Graduate of New City School.

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[ TALKOF THETOWNS ] by bill beggs jr.

More families in North County will have access to St. Louis Crisis Nursery Center services, now that the Ferguson Outreach Center has opened in the Ferguson-Dellwood Community Resource Center. The nursery has been serving North County families for more than 25 years through its location on the Christian Hospital campus. But the nonprofit realized the need was greater. During the 2014 community upheaval that began in Ferguson after Michael Brown was shot and killed, the nursery canvassed the community every weekend, knocking on doors and giving out formula, food, diapers and any other essentials that parents needed. Community leaders and supporters joined Jan. 27 to celebrate the outreach center’s opening at 1433 Stein Road. “Together, we offer hope and support to families struggling with overwhelming parental stress, homelessness, major health issues, any crisis. We wrap our arms around them and walk with them on their journey,”  says Crisis Nursery CEO DiAnne Mueller (pictured with Dellwood mayor). The new outreach center will provide families with crisis counseling, community referrals, home visits and parent education groups. When services are located in the community, officials say, neighbors become part of the solution. Crisis Nursery is renowned for an innovative program that provides short-term, safe havens for more than 7,200 children a year who might otherwise be at risk during stressful times of crisis for their families.  The nursery is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at five sites, serving families throughout the St. Louis metro, including St. Charles and southern Illinois. 

Old Bonhomme Elementary students are partnering with their local heroes— Olivette police officers and firefighters—to create community artwork for the new Olivette City Center, scheduled to open in April. The project is a mosaic tree pieced together from clay tiles to be installed in the foyer of the new building. And not only did students have a hand in being a part of their town’s history, but Olivette residents were invited to participate, too. The Old Bonhomme Art Department held two studio days for community members to craft a piece of the tree, the final one Feb. 4. Lisa Roth, the school’s art teacher, has been planning this community art project for more than a year with the help of police chief Rick Knox and the City of Olivette. Each student at Old Bonhomme has made a clay piece to be included, with the help of the city’s government officials and first responders. These public servants visited art classes to help the kids create their clay creations for the tree, which symbolizes the community’s growth, strength and individualism. Impressive. Many schools—this one included—make construction paper compositions to be posted awhile on the bulletin board. But this is a permanent piece that today’s kids can revisit in the future to show their own children with pride. Chesterfield is nothing if not sprawling. Some have called it, somewhat euphemistically, ‘dispersed geographically.’ And, bisected by an interstate, it’s not easy to get from here to there … on foot. Unlike many other municipalities that can tout their pedestrianfriendliness, Chesterfield just isn’t that walkable. But that will change considerably by May, when the new overpass taking Chesterfield Parkway East across I-64 is completed, widening the parkway from four to eight lanes. That opens things up for autos, but now there is reason for walkers, runners and cyclists to rejoice. They’ll no longer have to take their chances against traffic on a bridge that really was too narrow to accommodate everybody. A pedestrian bridge is part of the project and will run alongside the parkway bridge on the west side. Wildwood, an upstart community of sorts, has found itself a seasoned economic development manager in Julian Jacquin. Hired for the newly created position, Jacquin brings nine years of economic development experience to Wildwood, which was founded in 1995. His charge is

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to help the county’s youngest city continue to grow organically, to balance respect for the area’s natural beauty with creating more opportunities for residents and businesses. He previously served as a senior project manager with Economic Development Resources in St. Louis, where he worked with more than 30 municipal governments. Jacquin says his priorities include: learning the needs and desires of Wildwood residents and balancing them with the city’s many economic development opportunities; establishing a partnership with business owners to create a shared destiny for Wildwood; and identifying opportunities to fill Wildwood’s town center. While focusing on economic development, as his title suggests, Jacquin says he also recognizes that the city—the third-largest geographically in the state with space for residential development unlike anywhere else in the county—has a duty to protect its scenic hilly, wooded landscapes. The historic Railway Exchange Building downtown almost has been orphaned a number of times, but never lost its dignity. Now it is headed where so many of the StL’s finest examples of urban architecture have gone recently: nowhere, in a good way! No headache ball for this work of art from the ‘Chicago School.’ It will successfully avoid the 1984 fate of the Buder and International buildings and so many others before and since. Preservationists have said St. Louis has ‘great

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bones,’ and it is gratifying that so many 19th-century and early 20thcentury structures from an era of industry and manufacturing are worthy of preservation. (They don’t make them like they used to, right?) A Florida developer bought the building, which takes up the full city block facing Olive, 6th, Locust and 7th streets, reportedly for about $20 million. Apparently plans are to reconfigure the 21-story, white terra cotta gem from the inside out into what so many others have done: ‘multiuse.’ Vacant since Macy’s vamoosed in 2013, the building’s future is somewhat sketchy—developers have been fairly mum about what happens next—but we’d venture to say there’ll be street-level retail and offices, with more offices and residential lofts on higher floors. There could be a hotel (and maybe a disco roller rink and a paintball place … nah, that’s just my wishful thinking!). But there’s plenty of room for myriad concepts. The building never shrank, of course, but its occupancy gradually did. The downtown Famous-Barr department store was its major tenant for decades, with most of the remainder taken up by the retailer’s parent company, May Department Stores. When Macy’s, the incredible shrinking company, bought out Famous, it occupied fewer floors. The behemoth, at 1.2 million square feet, was the tallest in the Lou when completed in 1914. An early lithograph touted the 5,000 double-hung windows, which occupants could open at one time … and with any luck, may again.

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A glimpse at what’s going on around St. Louis and beyond.

Soaring in the design world is local stationery guru CHEREE BERRY, whose paper company just announced its first

retail collection at Target—yes, that

I JUST HAD A BIRTHDAY. I am not freaked out by

my increasing age because as I’ve mentioned before, with the right lighting, make-up and clothing, I still think I’ve ‘got it going on.’ I may be delusional, but no one should question my confidence! Anyway, my birthday did cause me to ponder a few minor aging changes I’ve noticed. Like, what happened to my freckles? I’ve had freckles my entire life. My mom used to refer to them as ‘kisses from God.’ Let me just say, God loved me. Freckles covered my entire body. But now, when I put my glasses on and I give my arms a look, all I notice are really large freckles. No, wait a minute—upon further inspecting, with glasses, I realize they’re age spots. When did this happen? Recently? Or is it just because the prescription in my glasses changed? Thankfully, I know these can be lasered off my arms, having read so in Town&Style. But I think I might wait until I can see them without my glasses on. In the meantime, maybe I should start wearing sunscreen. (I’m kidding, I always wear sunscreen. No, I don’t. Yes, I do—but just on my face.) As if the freckles thing wasn’t bad enough, half of my eyebrows are missing! I have been coloring my hair for such a long time that I didn’t notice the whole going-gray thing. Turns out, the hair on my body that isn’t getting a color touch-up every six weeks is so gray, it’s nearly invisible! I have nice, full brows, but you can’t see them very well because the ends are gray. Now they look like two ash marks on my forehead—you know, the kind of smudge Catholics have on Ash Wednesday? Yes, I have that above each eye. There’s an easy fix called an eyebrow pencil, but here is where it gets complicated. I can’t see well enough without my glasses to draw my eyebrows in, but my glasses get in the way when I do. Now let’s talk about clothing. Yes, I know I shouldn’t shop at Forever 21. But I don’t think I can cross over into what I call the ‘I give up stores.’ I won’t name any names, but you know the ones I’m talking about. The stores that no longer have traditional sizes, where everything you buy is flowey or a nice shade of black. So what am I supposed to wear? Am I too old for leather pants? If I can walk in stilettos, can I still wear them? In talking with Saks fashion consultant Nancy Cardwell, she says clothing has no age limit— it’s all about fit and quality. I look at all the fashion magazines for ideas and suggestions, but oddly they seem to stop making recommendations once you’re over 50. Do the editors assume that everyone dies after 50? Or doesn’t buy new clothes? Regardless, I am glad I have someone to give me the thumbs up or thumbs down when it comes to picking out the right clothes. I wouldn’t want to embarrass myself. So, happy birthday to me! I am happy being 57. Probably because I feel closer to 40 and everyone (except my brothers) knows to lie and tell me I don’t look a day over 45. CONTACT PATTY AT PHANNUM@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM.

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Good work should always be recognized. Senator JILL SCHUPP received the inaugural Betty Sims

Mental Health Advocacy Award last week for her work to mandate suicide prevention training for teachers and administrators in Missouri. The award was established by Provident in honor of former Senator Sims’ efforts to improve mental health services in our state.

Target! Berry, known for her gorgeous paper creations, designed the wedding invites for Chelsea Clinton’s 2010 wedding and for Tina Fey’s baby announcements. The company also has created custom Christmas decorations for the White House. Not bad at all for a boutique paper company!

A big, fashionable congratulations goes out to ALLISON MITCHELL, who earned

Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award. The handbag

designer just happens also to be a member of St. Louis Fashion Incubator’s inaugural group of designers, working in the incubator at T-REX on Washington Avenue. Mitchell’s handbag company, based in Dallas, gained its reputation making stunning clutch bags from sustainable animal skins costing into the four figures. Whoopi Goldberg was the keynote speaker at the NYC awards ceremony. Goldberg was honored last year for her line of ugly holiday sweaters!

Talk about a fun exhibition! The Impressionists have come to the SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM, en force, to show off their hats. Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade just opened at the museum to take a closer look at the Impressionists’ fascination with women’s hats. Several favorite artists are represented, and 40 exquisite period hats are also on display. The William T. Kemper Foundation is the exhibition’s presenting sponsor.

Kudos to GARY R. GAYDOS, the longtime manager of Florissant Civic Center Theatre, who was named one of six honorees for the 2017 Missouri Arts Awards. Gaydos retired last year after 38 years at the center. Used by several theater and music groups, the center also is the site of national performers, including Edward Asner, who staged his one-man show there a few years ago. Gaydos received his award last week in the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City.


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[ future doc ]

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LYDIA FULTON

OLIVIA JONES

Lydia Fulton wants to help area students discover the joys of medicine and science. For a recent Girl Scout Gold Award project, the Rosati-Kain junior spent two years planning a daylong educational event for about 25 elementary and high school girls. Its aim was to spark their interest in health science careers, she says.

The event took place Jan. 2 at the office of St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation. Titled ‘Doctor Who? Doctor You!’, the program included learning activities for different age groups, including crafts illustrating human anatomy and a demonstration on extracting DNA from a strawberry. “We had experiments the students could participate in, and a presentation on the adverse effects of smoking. And they gave back by bringing stuffed animals to donate to Children’s Hospital patients,” Fulton says. She pulled off the event with help from Rosati-Kain faculty and volunteers, and used materials donated by Washington University. She also raised money for the event by babysitting. “My favorite thing about the project was how empowering it was,” says Fulton, 18. “I got such positive feedback from the students. Some of the older girls said they hadn’t thought about careers in medicine or science, but this event made them want to explore it further. That was exactly what I was hoping for.” Fulton says she plans to attend medical school, and is currently looking at colleges for an undergraduate degree in biology.

College will be a new experience for Olivia Jones, but one thing will stay the same: her considerable success in sports. The Ladue Horton Watkins senior has been awarded a fullride softball scholarship to Cleveland State University, a Division 1 program. A fixture on the field for the past 11 years, Jones has ranked as a high school all-conference player for three of the past four seasons— excluding only junior year, when she took a break from playing. She says the university has been interested in her since sophomore year, when recruiting staff came to see her in action on the field. “They asked me to come for a visit, and later offered me a spot on the team,” says the 17-year-old infielder. Jones also has distinguished herself as a member of a local select team, the St. Louis Prospects. It has taken her to tournaments in Nevada, California, Florida and other states. “We came in fifth at nationals this past year,” she says. “We’ve placed as high as second in the past, among 150 teams. Being involved in softball has taught me a lot about perseverance, building relationships and being a leader.” Jones enjoys pushing herself for success on the lacrosse field, too. “I started playing as a freshman,” she notes. “It’s something a little different when I need to get my mind away from softball.” She hopes to study criminology or interior design at Cleveland State.

talk to... [ lucy warren] Whitfield School junior Lucy Warren, 16, doesn’t believe in sitting on the sidelines. She’s been gaining a reputation for leadership in academics, the arts and other extracurricular activities. Warren has been busy reviving the school’s Model United Nations program, writing and performing music for Whitfield’s variety show, acting in plays and using her language skills to welcome foreign students. “Lucy is an outstanding school citizen who leads with her words and follows them with positive action,” says Becky Marsh, Whitfield’s director of communications and marketing.

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DESCRIBE YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE MODEL UNITED NATIONS PROJECT.

There used to be a Model U.N. program at Whitfield, but it wasn’t active anymore, so I did some research and talked to my history teacher about bringing it back. We have more than 30 people participating this year, and we hope to get more. This trimester we’re going to do a mock session at Whitfield, and we plan to participate in Model U.N. sessions in other cities, such as Chicago.

WHAT FINE ARTS AND LANGUAGE INTERESTS DO YOU HAVE?

I started writing music when I got a guitar in seventh grade, and I have a collection of songs. I wrote one for our variety show

this year, and performed it on piano. And I love acting; I was in a student-directed, one-act play called Sleep at Whitfield, and am auditioning for the role of Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray. I also am studying Mandarin Chinese. We have some foreign exchange students here, so I recently was asked to give a morning assembly presentation in Mandarin. It was about the Chinese New Year and cultural traditions.

WHAT DOES YOUR FUTURE LOOK LIKE?

I want to study political science and economics in college. I’m looking at universities like Northwestern, MIT, UCLA and UC-Berkeley. My goal is to go into politics.


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FAIRWAY ELEMENTARY

In January, students from Fairway Elementary and Wildwood Middle School stepped back in time at a special learning event focused on dinosaur fossils. The items had been brought back from a Montana dig by a group of Rockwood School District teachers (pictured). During the event, seventh-graders manned stations at the middle school and shared what they had learned with other students while viewing the fossils.

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Last month, students took part in a day of service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each grade worked on projects for the school’s new outdoor learning space and garden or assembled food donations for the All Among Us and Angels’ Arms nonprofits.

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Freshman Balaji Vijayakumar won the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Celebration essay contest at Southern Illinois UniversityEdwardsville, and freshman Vivian Lacson won the poetry contest. The theme for both was addressing racism and other forms of social injustice. KIRKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

The 2016 Pioneer yearbook took home a gold medal in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual yearbook critique, scoring 960 points out of a possible 1,000. The book also earned honors in the contest’s Reference, Verbal and Visual categories. It was headed by student co-editors John Killian and Lucy Rau, pictured.

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[PARENT TRAP JUST SAY NO! by dr. tim jordan IN 2016, CIGARETTE, ALCOHOL AND POT USE by teenagers

were at their lowest levels since 1975. But a new wrench has been thrown into the mix with legalized marijuana, raising concerns about its effect on teens. The view that regular use is not harmful is on the rise with youth; and many parents are still allowing high schoolers to drink in their homes. First, kids need more education. The unfinished teenage brain has an increased reward drive and an enhanced dopamine release, causing teens to gravitate toward thrills and risky behavior. It also leaves adolescents with an increased susceptibility to addictions, and the earlier they start, the more likely they are to become addicted. Early and frequent marijuana use has been found to have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ by up to eight points. These facts might have a sobering effect on their laissez faire attitude that “pot is less harmful than drinking.” As for adults turning a blind eye to alcohol consumption on their premises, I suggest parents never allow it. Beyond the obvious legal risks, it gives teens the impression that it’s OK to drink. Too many teenagers use these get-togethers to get wasted and build up the courage to hook up sexually. If your child comes home drunk, I suggest staying calm, not overreacting. The next day, use it as an opportunity to discuss their social lives. Ask why they are drinking: to fit in? Escape problems? Numb out? Overcome social awkwardness? Or just as a way to try out something that seems more adult and cool? Give them some education, help them find healthier alternatives to the above reasons, and reset your boundaries. Finally, model, model, model good behavior. They are watching you like a hawk, so whatever you want them to emulate, live it out. Many kids see their parents overdrinking at parties and family gatherings, and then driving home drunk. When my kids were young, I made a point of never drinking, not even a single drink, if I was getting behind the wheel. I wanted to be able to look them in the eye when they were 16 and remind them that they had never seen me drink and drive, and I expected the same from them. Don’t give in to temptations to be one of the ‘cool’ parents. When it comes to alcohol and drugs, kids need a strong parent, not a friend.

TIM JORDAN, M.D., IS A BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICIAN WHO SPECIALIZES IN COUNSELING GIRLS AGES 6 THROUGH COLLEGE. HE RECENTLY LAUNCHED AN ONLINE VIDEO PARENTING COURSE, TAKING FLIGHT: EVERYDAY PARENTING WISDOM TO HELP GIRLS SOAR. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT DRTIMJORDAN.COM.


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and resident school in the Marianist tradition, is ultimately to help boys ‘become the men the world needs them to be.’ It’s a big task, but Katie Reed, mother of two students and aunt to three more, says the school is more than up to it. Reed’s sons—Charlie, 14, and Joe, 16—have attended since seventh grade. “Most special is how the school speaks to the whole boy,” Reed says, citing Chaminade’s motto, esto vir (be a man), which challenges each boy to be the very best person he can be. One of the ways Chaminade does this, she says, is by emphasizing charitable participation. The school community believes service to be an integral part of adulthood, and requires all students to serve their families, churches, school and community. Both of Reed’s sons have taken part in the Chaminade Breakfast Club, which has regularly prepared and served food to homeless men at Father Dempsey’s transitional housing since 2008. Joe also meets the school’s service hour requirement by working at Whole Kids Outreach in rural Missouri in the summer, Reed says. The academics are challenging as well. “Chaminade offers more college credit courses than most schools in the St. Louis area,” says Tim Sartori, Chaminade counseling department chair. “Currently, more than 200 hours of college credit are available to sophomores, juniors and seniors.” This means that a student can shave time off their university career by taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses or Advanced College Credit (ACC) courses, if they are ready to do so. These are taught in affiliation with universities in the St. Louis area. Chaminade students registering for these classes are given full access to the university libraries at the time of their studies and are awarded their grade (A, B or C) through either Saint Louis University or UMSL. This credit is then transferable to various colleges on application. Reed says the school’s block system (with a different schedule of classes each day) not only prepares the boys for college, but helps with the homework load. Chaminade’s House System further enhances its mission by developing leadership and mentorship among the students, says Dr. Todd Guidry, middle school principal. There are five different houses, each overseen by two deans and one counselor. Students, both residential and day, belong to the same house for all seven years with the goal of building strong bonds among grade levels. “The dynamics of our house system are special, and they are not something you would get in a typical classroom setting,” Guidry says. “All mentor groups (Chaminade’s version of a homeroom) have senior leaders who take a daily leadership role while interacting with students from other grade levels. These groups also allow more adults to take an interest in the whole development of a student.” Reed says she has seen her boys respond to the school motto’s call. “I watched them walk in as little kids,” she says, “and now they are these wonderfully mature young men—trustworthy, loyal and accountable.” CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL IS AN INDEPENDENT CATHOLIC DAY AND RESIDENT SCHOOL IN THE MARIANIST TRADITION FOR BOYS IN GRADES SIX THROUGH 12. PICTURED ON THE COVER: JACK CARR (‘22) AND OWEN PISKOROWSKI (’22) WORK ON AN ENGINEERING PROJECT IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM CLASS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.993.4400 OR VISIT CHAMINADE-STL.ORG. COVER DESIGN BY ALLIE BRONSKY | COVER PHOTO BY HEIDI DREXLER PHOTOGRAPHY

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How long have you been a volunteer? A little more than three years.

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What made you interested in this particular cause? I was drawn to the organization because I like to make a difference in the lives of people who have Down syndrome like me. What kind of volunteer work are you involved with? I have many different volunteer jobs. One is working on the birthday card program. Everyone with Down syndrome in the greater St. Louis area receives a special birthday card, and I color and address the cards for the mail. I work on other special mailings, organize supplies, greet guests when they arrive, file, update the resource library, prepare for special events and help with other various projects as assigned. If you could do anything for the organization, what would it be? My dream come true for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis would be for the organization to always recognize and include the different aspects of Down syndrome. People can also have diagnoses like autism, hearing and visual impairments, and ADHD, and I hope all those people will continue to be included.

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[SHE SAID YES! CLAIRE FLOWERS & ROGER ROBERTS

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[ resources ] CEREMONY | Old Cathedral RECEPTION | Saint Louis Union Station GOWN | Essence of Australia CAKE | Cravings FLORIST | Schnucks MUSIC | Vote 4 Pedro HONEYMOON | Tahiti

[ wedding party ] MAID OF HONOR | Jane Kolb BRIDESMAIDS | Karen Grahn, Jacquie Bussen BEST MAN | Kyle Roberts GROOMSMEN | Mike Montgomery, Bret Brody FLOWER GIRLS | Kendall Grahn, Hannah Grahn, Jenna Grahn BRIDE’S PARENTS | Jim & Barb Flowers of Oakville GROOM’S PARENTS | Glen Roberts and Louise Roberts of Moberly, Missouri

LOVE CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, and Claire Flowers should know. She met her fiancé, Roger Roberts, entirely by chance after accepting an invitation to join friends at Cafe Napoli. “It was a last-minute thing,” she says. “I was still in my tennis outfit!” She ended up meeting Roberts there, they exchanged numbers, and the rest was a bit of a whirlwind, she says. Their first dinner date took place in October at J. Gilbert’s, and the two began seeing each other nearly every day afterward. “He realized I was the one for him when he took me on a hunting trip and I sat in his blind for three hours in 5-degree weather,” Flowers notes. “He proposed while we were on a walk in the same woods a few weeks later. He had picked up the ring that morning with the idea of proposing in the next few weeks, but then decided he couldn’t wait. He’d only had the ring for a total of 10 hours!” Flowers says her thoughtful fiancé once sent her a bouquet of roses representing the number of hours he’d be gone on a Boston business trip. It didn’t take long for her family to become smitten with him, either. “My mom and dad love him,” she notes. “They have a lot in common, and even hang out together. Sometimes I’ll call and he’ll say, ‘Oh, I’m at your parents’ house.’” The couple will marry Aug. 25 at the Old Cathedral in downtown St. Louis, and their reception is planned for historic Saint Louis Union Station. The rehearsal dinner will be downtown as well, at Carmine’s Steakhouse. “We liked the idea of being able to walk from the church rehearsal to dinner,” Flowers says. A Tahiti honeymoon will follow the wedding, with activities including ziplining, parasailing and snorkeling. “We’re going to stay in one of those vacation huts with a glass floor over the ocean,” Flowers says. A St. Louis native, she is founder and CEO of Claire Flowers, which sells apparel and shoes designed by her (she’ll be wearing a pair on the big day). Roberts is from Moberly, Missouri, and works in medical device sales.

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Gaspari, landed the couple in the City of Brotherly Love for a romantic early summer wedding. The couple met in 2014 and got engaged the following year during a trip to Venice, Italy. Their honeymoon featured a romantic stay along the French Riviera plus a few days in Paris, another famous ‘city of love.’ The two were married at Old St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Philadelphia, a Jesuit parish, which Greenhall says was important to them because both are Jesuit-educated. A reception followed at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. “The party featured signature cocktails, peach bellinis,” Greenhall says. “When we got engaged in Venice, we had them at a famous bar called Harry’s.” She adds that her husband chose his proposal timing very carefully—the day of his parents’ anniversary. Greenhall, a Villa Duchesne alumna, says they selected the Merion for their reception because she and her husband have a long history there. “We really wanted to have the reception at a place where they know us,” she says. Bridal attendants wore cocktail dresses in navy silk taffeta, and the groomsmen sported navy suits. The couple’s wedding day was smooth sailing, but their honeymoon stay in Paris featured some serious weather complications, Greenhall says. “They had torrential rain and flooding while we were there, so bad that the Seine topped its banks and they had to close the Louvre,” she notes. “We went instead to places like the Musee d’Orsay. We ate, drank, shopped—all the things you typically do in Paris.” Greenhall is an attorney, and Gaspari works in investment management. They live in downtown Philadelphia.

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WEDDINGS ARE LIKE ANYTHING ELSE— fashion, interior design, makeup. A look that is in one year could be overdone and unthinkable the next. Although some trends absolutely have staying power from year to year: blush rose and metallic hues; feminine, romantic gowns; and making the 'biggest day of your life' an unforgettably fun party!

PASSÉ: Coordinating everything in gray and pink. ALL THE RAGE: Blush rose is still the 'it' color for weddings, but now, pair it with jade green or soft yellows and whites.

PASSÉ: Flowers alone in floral arrangements— all of the same kind

ALL THE RAGE: Mixing it up! Succulents are big requests, as are other more 'organic' components like moss, driftwood and smilax. These are transitioning from being background elements to taking center stage.

PASSÉ: Sit-down dinners or buffets with baked

chicken, tenderloin ... yawn. ALL THE RAGE: Share your story through food! Represent your culture, travels together, where you fell in love or where you hail from in the menu. The farm-to-table trend extends to weddings, and couples are more often doing small plates for a tasting menu or passed appetizers.

PASSÉ: Dessert tables in lieu of wedding cakes ALL THE RAGE: The traditional is coming back.

Couples want the 'cake' moment, which dates back centuries. Instead of the usual white cake, though, the bride and groom want unique designs that make a statement.

2017 TRENDS FOR ... THE GO WN :

PASSÉ: Party favors that involve candy in bags. Boring! ALL THE RAGE: Meaningful edibles, like

Plunging necklines Off-the-shoulder styles Large, statement bows Minimal looks with bold floral details Toppers, i.e. capelets, bomber jackets, boleros and ponchos Rose-colored or blue-hued gowns

T HE LOO K: Pink eyeshadow and monochromatic makeup (match lids and lips with similar shades of pink) Full brows and a natural, glowing complexion A 'crown' made out of jeweled hairpieces with pearls, metal and crystals A boho-inspired look with floral crowns and gentle waves in hair

PASSÉ: Tables that are perfectly set. Don't touch! ALL THE RAGE: Brides want a more laidback,

sending guests home with sugar cookies in the shape of states you've visited, boxed chocolates or treats from a late-night food truck

eclectic atmosphere with loose flowers and a mix of centerpieces in various sizes.

PASSÉ: Geometric patterns, like chevron and

lattice, for invites and decor ALL THE RAGE: Soft, romantic patterns. Think watercolor designs and florals. Ahhhhh ...

PASSÉ: A hotel ballroom reception ALL THE RAGE: Book a unique wedding venue

like a distinctive building with an amazing view, or just pick a plot of land, rent a tent and go all-out personalizing the blank canvas.

PASSÉ: Monograms on everything—so over it. ALL THE RAGE: Have a custom crest designed that includes elements personal to you as a couple—names, pets, graphics related to the wedding locale—and use it on your napkins, stationery, towels, artwork, etc. for the big day.

INFORMATION GATHERED FROM BRIDALGUIDE.COM AND BRIDES.COM.


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How to beat the gray of February? Get your brights on with bold colors in bold combinations. In this ’tween season, the weather outside may be frightful, but in your dreams, it’s sunny and warm and looking ahead to spring. So why not jump your fashion clock ahead with happy colors?

I ❤ RED

Tired of the LBD? How about the LRD? It’s a classic alternative!

Alice and Olivia three-quarter cape popover dress, $330, Zenzii bangles, $38; both from Nordstrom at West County Center Shoes, model’s own


GO GREEN!

Lime green will brighten any day. Paired with turquoise and orange, it’s the perfect teaser for spring. Elliot Lauren sweater, $155 from Mister Guy Women’s J. Crew Factory pencil skirt, $69.50 from Taubman Prestige Outlets Zenzii green and turquoise bangles, $48 each, Zenzii navy bangle, $28; all from Nordstrom at West County Center Shoes and necklace, model’s own


OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Color blocking is big this season. Don’t be afraid to combine two completely different colors with no apparent relationship (other than your attraction to them!). J. Crew Factory ‘Teddie’ sweater, $59.50 from Taubman Prestige Outlets Escada wool pants, $575 from Neiman Marcus Liza B ‘Ursula’ handmade, hand-stitched satchel, price upon request, ej4lizab.com Earrings, $8, and faux turquoise ring, $30; both from Shine Boutique


THE POWER OF PINK Dreaming of spring yet? A color little girls everywhere adore, pink can be grown-up, too. How pretty is an all hot pink outfit paired with orange sandals and a gold satchel?

Ellie Kai ‘Mimi’ top, $155 samanthaoster@elliekai.com MAC ‘Dream’ jeans, $230 from Mister Guy Women’s Balenciaga classic metal edge ‘City’ small bag, $1,895 from Neiman Marcus Shoes, model’s own


A ROYAL COLOR

Recognize the versatility of royal blue, which is seasonless and looks fabulous on everyone! Rag and Bone ‘Francis’ sleeveless wool midi dress, $395, Yves Saint Laurent ‘Cabas Rive Gauche’ medium tote, $2,450; both from Neiman Marcus Sunglasses, $10 from Shine Boutique Shoes, model’s own


DON’T BE JADED, WEAR IT! Remember the color jade? It’s back, and it’s a shade that goes well in any season.

J. Crew Factory boatneck blouse, $75 from Taubman Prestige Outlets Up! Pants with tulip hem, $105 from Mister Guy Women’s Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ 100 pump, $595 from Nordstrom Liza B statement collar in leather with freshwater pearls and vintage aurora borealis crystal brooch, price upon request, ej4lizab.com

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[ fresh threads ]

Get ready for a new season of fashion! MISTER GUY WOMEN’S is launching two new lines for spring: KnitSS, athleticinspired luxury knits from Spain, and washable, packable Mahi Gold print dresses and separates in SPF 50 fabrics.

[ in shape ]

BARRE3 is expanding its reach with a new

location in the Heritage Place shopping center in Creve Coeur. Local owner Melissa Stolze is adding to the ballet barre fitness studio’s more than 100 locations around the globe.

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Andy and Elizabeth Coffin are the new owners of BROOKSBERRY & ASSOCIATES KITCHENS AND BATHS. It was founded in 1994 by Chris Berry, who plans to remain involved with the design firm and will continue to see clients by appointment.

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One surgeon. Two triathletes. One amazing story. When two triathletes found out they needed heart surgery in the same week, they chose one hospital and one surgeon. See how Ray and Mike’s journey made their bond, and lives, stronger. View their story at stlukes-stl.com.

February Is Heart Month – Take Care of Your Heart! Join Us for These St. Luke’s Heart-Healthy Offerings. I’M A REGULAR PERSON WITH IRREGULAR HEARTBEATS

February 21 • 6 to 7 p.m. • St. Luke’s Hospital Is your heart beating too slowly, too fast or in an irregular way? It may be nothing or something that’s much more serious. If your irregular heartbeat is causing an intense pounding in your chest, fainting, lightheadedness, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath or temporary inability to breathe, join Jonas Cooper, MD for a discussion about warning signs and treatment options for this condition. To register for this free class, visit stlukes-stl.com. Questions? Call 314-542-4848.

CHOLESTEROL AND GLUCOSE WELLNESS SCREENINGS

February 24 • 8 to 10 a.m. • St. Luke’s Women’s Center-Chesterfield Valley Knowing your cholesterol and glucose numbers can help identify risk factors for heart disease. A oneon-one consultation with a HeartCaring professional also includes blood pressure and body composition measurement. A 10 to 12-hour fast and appointment is required. Fee $20. To register, visit stlukes-stl.com. Questions? Call 314-542-4848.

HEART AND VASCULAR DISEASE SCREENINGS

Find out your risk today. Screenings include: Carotid Artery Disease, Vascular Age Determination, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) and Atrial Fibrillation Screenings. The AAA screening may be covered by Medicare (call for questions and eligibility). Fee: $40 per screening or $160 for all five. No physician referral required. To schedule an appointment, call 314-205-6074. 2-2594

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1. COVERED 8. ANCIENT ANDEAN 12. BACCHANAL 16. LIKE A LION 17. COME INTO VIEW 18. PINK, AS A STEAK 19. BULLFIGHTER 21. BOTHERS 22. BEFORE 23. “EH” 24. BIG LOAD 25. ALLIANCE THAT INCLUDES UKR. 26. OBSTACLE 30. LUNX RUFUS 33. TRICK TAKER, OFTEN 34. OBLIVION 35. HUSK 36. 20-20, E.G. 39. GOLF BALL TOOL 41. COOL, ONCE 42. TERRACED PORCH 44. ANNEXES 46. WERE NOT

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1. DRESDEN’S RIVER 2. WARM, SO TO SPEAK 3. CAKE OR SUGAR 4. “GO ON ...” 5. REASON TO CLOSE UP SHOP 6. COMING 7. BELIEF IN THE NATURE OF A GOD 8. “___ SAY!” 9. RELATING TO THE MIND 10. SMALL CROWN 11. A WORD THAT IMPLIES MORE THAN TWO 12. CASSANDRA, E.G. 13. X-RAYS 14. AUSTRIAN COIN 15. “ABSOLUTELY!” 20. COURT PLOY 26. EYEBALL MEMBRANE 27. VIEW OUTSIDE 28. HIGH PITCHED NOISES 29. SET ASIDE 30. ___-RELIEF 31. CRUMB 32. STUDY OF DISTRIBUTION OF LIVING THINGS

48. CARETAKER OF ESTATE’S GARDENS 51. DOES A SLOW BURN 53. BATTERY CONTENTS 54. MASSAGE TARGET 57. SEINFELD UNCLE 58. RING BEARER, MAYBE 60. ANDY’S RADIO PARTNER 62. RAPIER WITH THREE-SIDED BLADE 63. HAVING TO DO WITH POND SCUM 65. CLAIRVOYANCE, E.G. 67. CLEAN 69. BELONGINGS 73. ___ DEFERENS 74. ALADDIN PRINCE 75. “@#$%!,” E.G. 76. HARPER VALLEY ___ 79. PALM FROM THE PHILIPPINES 80. MAKING AMENDS FOR WRONG 83. FAR FROM RUDDY 84. CATCH A GLIMPSE OF 85. BACK PART OF THE SKULL 86. OTTOMAN EMPIRE CHIEFTAIN 87. EYE AFFLICTION 88. CHINAWARE FOR SIPPING 37. DELIVERY VEHICLE 38. ICELANDIC EPIC 40. “CONCENTRATION” PRONOUN 43. BIG CITRUS FRUIT 45. WHOLE ALTERNATIVE 47. EBB 49. CABLE NETWORK 50. TOKYO, FORMERLY 51. HIGH-FIVE, E.G. 52. AIR 55. COIN OF ROMANIA 56. DASH 59. MOST GENUINE 61. SEA LAVENDER 64. TESTINGS OF METALS 66. SLIPPERY 68. CORNELL’S HOME 70. HOLES IN THE HEAD 71. BOOZEHOUND 72. DIVINATION DECK 76. SNOWMAN PROP 77. PLUG 78. AARDVARK FARE 79. APPREHEND 81. AFFIRMATIVE VOTE 82. “___ THE SEASON ...”

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HEART HEALTH F11 COVER STORY – SLUCare Physician Group F12 HEALTH – From the Heart F14 SPECIAL FEATURE – French Girl Beauty F15 HEALTH FLASH F16 TRENDING – Lip Service

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SSM HEALTH AND SLUCARE PROVIDERS COLLABORATE TO BRING HIGH-QUALITY CARE TO PATIENTS. PICTURED ON THE COVER: DR. ANISH THOMAS, SSM HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP CARDIOLOGIST; DR. MICHAEL LIM, SLUCARE CARDIOLOGIST; DR. DAWN HUI AND DR. RICHARD LEE, SLUCARE CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEONS; DR. DAVID THEODORO, SSM HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 314.977.4440 OR VISIT SLUCARE.EDU/HEART. COVER DESIGN BY ALLIE BRONSKY | COVER PHOTO COURTESY OF SLUCARE


APRONOMICS CHRIS MEYER OF KITCHEN KULTURE ]

OWNERS MICHAEL MILLER AND CHRIS MEYER

by karyn williams | photos by bill barrett

WHEN YOU WALK INTO THE SMALL BUT MIGHTY KOUNTER KULTURE,

you’re met with a friendly greeting. It’s a very cozy atmosphere, especially on a cold night—so cozy that there’s no on-site seating, just a waiting area and large, open kitchen where you watch your meal being prepared. The warm cup of delicious miso broth offered to you while you wait for your order doesn’t hurt either. Customers line up in a row against the windows wishing they could stay and hang out a while. The restaurant on Watson Road is an extension of Kitchen Kulture, a name regulars of the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market know well. That’s where owners Chris Meyer and Michael Miller offer prepared foods, and now a popular breakfast sandwich, every week. To understand the allure of their operation, you need to go back about eight and a half years, when the two met while working as waitress and line cook, respectively. “The restaurant we were at was shutting down for four months to remodel, so we had to find something else to do,” Meyer explains. She chose to return to a previous job, landscaping, for a brief stint and invited Miller to join her. “I knew he was a hard worker,” she says. “And after getting to know each other even better, we ended up cooking together quite often and realized we had similar values about food.” Those values include using high-quality, sustainable products from local crops. Meyer has always had an interest in farming and organic produce and even worked on an organic farm in Missouri for a few years. “When preparing dishes, you want to start with beautiful, pristine products and treat them with the utmost respect to bring out the essence of the food,” she says. The two devised a plan to continue working together—one that initially didn’t involve cooking. “I approached Patrick, who runs the Tower Grove market, about our idea to sell kitchen-themed T-shirts, but he said we would be required to sell food as well,” Meyer explains. The new business partners

accepted the challenge of offering prepared, packaged foods made with items from farmers at the market. “We started in spring of 2011 and offered about five different products, things like salad dressings and pickled radishes,” she says. Quickly, the demand for their food increased. Phased out now, the T-shirts became just a memory of their humble beginnings. Now in their sixth year at the popular Saturday market, they offer between eight and 18 dishes every week when the market is open, from mid-April through November. “The items continually change depending on the season and produce available,” Meyer says. “We try to offer frozen options as well as fresh sides. We have a very sophisticated culinary approach in a very unassuming setting. It’s a little bit of a hidden gem.” To raise some capital, they kept their full-time jobs for a couple of years and dabbled in catering before fully diving in to grow the business. After five years, they decided to stop being ‘nomads’ and find a physical location. Roughly six months ago, they opened the doors at the Watson location. They had hoped for a dine-in restaurant (still the ultimate goal), but the carry-out spot is what worked at the time. The menu is based on sustainable, local products. “Asian food lends itself to seasonal cooking, and we wanted to help area farmers grow their business, for this to be a continuation of what we do at the market,” Meyer says. “Farmers are some of the greatest resources in the Midwest.” McKaskle Family Farm, which produces all of Kounter Kulture’s rice and grits, is run by fifth-generation farmer Steve McKaskle, and Meyer has strong relationships with Three Rivers Community Farm and Buttonwood Farm, among others, she notes. “The biggest response has come from the neighborhood, and it was immediate,” Meyer says. “Our customers wanted to support us outside the market, and we wanted to serve more people. Everyone is happier now!”

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6 OZ. COOKED FRESH RAMEN NOODLES 2 EGGS, LIGHTLY WHISKED 1 C THINLY SLICED CABBAGE 1 C MUNG BEAN SPROUTS 1/4 C THINLY SLICED SCALLIONS

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2 OZ. COOKED AND CHOPPED CHICKEN (OPTIONAL) 1 T LIGHT SOY SAUCE 1 T ROASTED SESAME OIL 2 T VEGETABLE OR ANY OTHER NEUTRAL OIL SALT

Preheat oven to 400 F. Heat neutral oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat until the oil just begins to smoke. Add the noodles and cook until they start to crisp up slightly stirring constantly. Add the cabbage, scallions and sprouts (and chicken if using). Toss in the pan with the noodles so that everything is wellincorporated and then spread the mixture out evenly in the pan. Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil and eggs. Season with salt.

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KEWPIE MAYO OR ANY OTHER STORE-BOUGHT VARIETY BULLDOG SAUCE (JAPANESE WORCESTERSHIRE) TOASTED SESAME SEEDS THINLY SLICED SCALLIONS PICKLED RED GINGER

Slowly drizzle the mixed eggs over the noddles as evenly as possible. Remove the pan from the heat and put directly into the oven. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or just until the eggs barely set. Remove from the oven. Fold the omelette in half, drizzle with mayo and bulldog sauce, and sprinkle with scallions, sesame seeds and pickled ginger.

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[ ON THE TABLE ] by jonathan carli | photos by bill barrett

[ HERBIE’S ]

8100 maryland avenue | 314.769.9595

[ amuse bouche ] THE SCENE

Upscale, bustling Euro-American bistro

THE PRICES

$7-$14 starters, $9-$50 entrees

THE CHEF

Chris Vomund

THE FAVORITES

Beef Wellington, Dover Sole, Shrimp and Grits, Firecracker Shrimp, Steak au Poivre

IT MAKES TOTAL SENSE THAT HERBIE’S, which

occupied the old Balaban’s restaurant in the CWE, chose to move into the stately space vacated by Cardwell’s in Clayton. The two feel so sympatico in ambience that it hardly seems like a change. Chef-owner Aaron Teitelbaum (and partners Charles and Carolyn Downs) basically have re-created their beloved spot a little west, and right in the heart of a busy business district about to get busier with the Centene expansion. The decor is a bit stark and cold, but the familiar Balaban’s art posters help. The menu, too, is reminiscent of yore, focusing on upmarket fare with mostly French and Italian leanings, although several starters include Asian flavors. One example, Firecracker Shrimp ($14), is quite nice with large, wonton-wrapped scampi sitting on a bed of ‘Asian slaw,’ red chili sauce and sriracha swirled around them. The crustaceans were excellent, sweet and tender. Just as good was a plateful of Shrimp and Grits ($15) topped with irresistible ‘buttermilk fried leeks.’ The grits were buttery-cheesy rich (the truffle oil

didn’t hurt) and laced with an excellent gravy of veal demi-glace. Bits of porcini mushroom added an earthy quality. A cup of carrot-ginger soup ($4) blended its delicate flavors nicely, but the drizzle of hot oil on top was a spicy misstep—it was the first thing we tasted and overpowered the soup. The Herbie’s salad ($9), however, was really good, with a light buttermilk dressing, romaine, bacon and a few thick wonton strips that added their pleasant crunch. And the Smoked Trout Pancake ($9) was exceptional, not too smoky and served as three thick blini with minced onion baked in. If Herbie’s and its predecessor, Balaban’s, have a signature dish, it has to be the Beef Wellington ($33). The slab of filet cooked inside puff pastry is superrich: beefy and buttery, with duxelles in a heavy demiglace with porcini mushrooms. Every bite is divine, exemplifying why French food is revered. It also comes with marvelously prepared French green beans, sautéed to crisp at the ends, and large carrot chunks. The Dover sole (m.p. $50 when we visited), is as good

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a thin crêpe and puff pastry

PEDIGREE

BEEF WELLINGTON A rich entree of filet coated with pâté and duxelles, and then wrapped in

» chris vomund

DUXELLES Chopped mushrooms sauteed with garlic, onions and parsley BLINI Thin buckwheat pancakes traditionally served with caviar and sour cream

Forest Park Country Club; I’ve been in the business for 15 years.

[ aftertaste ] » So glad he moved to Clayton. We love going there for everything from a burger to a steak.

— LARRY S. OF LADUE

» The ambience here is special. It’s casual but still elegant. And the live music in the bar really makes it a fun place to stop in.

— SHERRI L. OF CLAYTON

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a piece of fish as you’ll find. Flash-seared in hot butter on the cooktop, the fish is served whole with skin wellbrowned and the pan juices deglazed with white wine. It is filleted tableside and served with a judicious drizzle of brown butter. The accompanying fingerling potatoes and roasted asparagus were perfect accompaniments. When done well, a steak dinner can be transcendent, which is what our Steak au Poivre ($42), was. The prime New York Strip was judiciously peppered (rarer than you’d imagine) and beautifully seared on the outside. The meat was impeccable, with excellent texture and flavor. Sides of French green beans, simply buttered, and chive mashed potatoes rounded out the dish. The bourbon cream sauce had a mild anise-like flavor, but was basically a demi-glace with alcohol. The scallops ($30) entree also delivered, with four jumbo sea scallops lined up on a puree of parsnips, sautéed bok choy and dabs of sweet hoisin sauce. The scallops were impeccable, but the puree and sauce were super-sweet. A couple of desserts, Blood Orange Cheesecake and Chocolate Fritters (both $9) were good.

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[ DRIVEN ] CLASSIC CARS by robert w. paster

The biggest appeal of this movie, in my view, is the way it’s shot. The cinematography is light-infused and makes it feel like the very air in Hollywood is energized. It starts on a sun-drenched, palm-lined highway packed with L.A.’s legendary traffic. The drivers, who all appear to be actor, singer and dancer wannabes, spring out of their cars and perform right there on the highway, dancing between lanes and hopping along the car roofs. Why let a little traffic get you down, right? It sets the tone for the movie—this dichotomy of sun-soaked pool parties in Beverly Hills and the burden of repeated rejections and hardship. There’s plenty of trouble in paradise, right alongside the bright lights. The storyline revolves around the parallel lives of actress Mia and jazz musician Sebastian. They meet, spar, fall in love, and experience the challenges of pursuing their dreams. Emma Stone is especially wonderful as Mia. Her range of facial expressions as she auditions for a role while casting agents alternately answer their cell phones, get coffee and chat among themselves is brilliant. Ryan Gosling as Sebastian is believable as a brooding musician dedicated to defending the purity of his craft. Both do a nice job singing and dancing their way through the film, although none of the music is particularly memorable. The ending, which I won’t reveal, will feel familiar to anyone who ponders what might have been.

SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Yes, it’s light and fun .—D.W. VIEWED AT THE CHASE PARK PLAZA CINEMA

TYPICALLY THIS COLUMN REVIEWS ONE OF THE LATEST AND GREATEST automotive

masterpieces, but this month, it’s about another worthy automotive topic: antique and classic cars. The summer I was born, my father bought a pre-war Buick that has been a member of the family ever since. Growing up riding in and working on that old car has given me an appreciation for classic cars that has only grown over the years. Just as life was simpler back then, so were cars, and when you open the hood of an antique, you usually can identify all parts of the engine and understand how they work, unlike with today’s autos. From an historical viewpoint, I also appreciate how cars are a reflection of the technology and design of their time; they offer a glimpse of a bygone era. Old cars have style too, like rolling pieces of sculpture. You can look at one and tell immediately what decade it belonged to. You should, however, know that when you buy an antique or classic car, you’re not just buying a car, you’re buying a hobby. Older cars were a lot less reliable than modern vehicles; they often require mechanical and/or cosmetic repairs, maintenance or restoration. You probably don’t think about breaking down in a modern car, but in an antique, every ride is an adventure. There’s a vintage car gem right under our noses here in St. Louis, Hyman Ltd. in Maryland Heights. The brainchild of Mark Hyman, a Ladue High School grad, the successful enterprise deals with buyers and sellers all over the world. In fact, Hyman’s international sales range from 40 to 60 percent of his business and include clients in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and South America. Hyman caters primarily to the high end of the market, and his reputation has been built over 25 years of buying and selling exceptional motorcars, including early 20th-century steam, electric and brass era vehicles. If cars need repair or refurbishment, he has the staff and facility to accomplish it. He and I like the same types of cars: pre-war American and European and post-war European, with a focus on sports cars. He rarely has a car in his inventory I wouldn’t love to own, if I had the budget and garage space! With something as important in common as the love of exquisite old cars, Mark often befriends his clients, and more often than not, they turn to Hyman Ltd. again when looking for their next purchase. Or when selling a treasured classic car. Incredibly, Hyman says 97 percent of the cars he sells are sold sight unseen. He attends automotive events and auctions all over the country and around the world, and could be a buyer or seller at any one of them. Far from a typical car dealer, Hyman Ltd. is a great source for a high-end car hobby, or for the serious collector looking for a special or unique antique or classic car. We’re lucky to have it in our St. Louis automotive community. ROBERT PASTER (ROBERTPASTER.COM) IS ALSO AN ATTORNEY IN PRIVATE PRACTICE, CONCENTRATING IN ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE.

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This is a stark and dark movie about the challenges faced by youth in our depressed urban neighborhoods. It’s about how easily the spirit of a child can be crushed by his environment—by factors well beyond his control—especially a sensitive/different child. That describes Chiron, whose youth is chronicled in a cinematically interesting way through three distinct ‘chapters’: boyhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Three different actors portray the character, and screen blackouts that simulate the old ‘reel changes’ separate the segments. Set in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood, Chiron is tormented by bullying classmates. His single mother, while loving, struggles with addiction. I found the film difficult to relate to, not only because the world it depicts is alien to me. A movie should transcend that, drawing the viewer into its world. But the drama is disjointed—perhaps intentionally, just as this boy’s life is disjointed. Also, he grows up to be a very different man from his younger self, so different that it is not believable. On the plus side, the film is poignant and relatable in the relationship between mother and son, and in the pure human kindness shown by some of the people who impact Chiron’s life.

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[PARTNERING FOR PATIENTS SLUCARE PHYSICIAN GROUP by alexa beattie A RECENT PARTNERSHIP FORMED

especially suited to very sick people who may not be good candidates for open between SLUCare Physician Group heart surgery. “We still operate on those and SSM Health St. Louis is changing who can undergo an operation safely, the face of health care for the St. Louis but for sicker, higher-risk patients, the region in a positive way. “With this percutaneous option is a really good one.” partnership, we are able to give our Lee says since the MitraClip was approved patients every single new technology two years ago, he has performed more with excellent results,” says Dr. than 50 such procedures. “We were one Richard Lee, SLUCare cardiovascular of the first sites in the country to offer it surgeon and co-director of the Center outside of trial,” he notes. for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Thanks to the partnership between Care. Not only that, Lee explains, but SLUCare and SSM Health St. Louis, Lim it also allows for a seamless pathway and Lee have a new colleague who brings of care when it comes to referrals his vascular skills to the table, as well. and communication between doctors. Dr. Anish Thomas is an interventional “It’s better for the patient if a system DR. RICHARD LEE, SLUCARE CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON; DR. DAVID THEODORO, SSM HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP cardiologist with SSM Heart & Vascular can offer a comprehensive package of CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON; DR. ANISH THOMAS, SSM HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP CARDIOLOGIST Care, who, later this month will launch a services across systems,” he says. Just one of the fields benefiting from this joining of through the skin, and the heart never even has to stop clinic for peripheral vascular disease (PAD) with other SLUCare physicians in the SLUCare Physician Group’s forces is cardiovascular care, and SLUCare cardiologist beating,” Lim says. Dr. Michael Lim, who co-directs the Center for Sometimes, however, a valve needs only to be University Tower in Brentwood. PAD is a common circulatory problem in which Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care, says it’s a repaired. Mitral regurgitation—the most common type particularly exciting time in heart medicine. “It used to of heart valve disorder—occurs when the leaflets or peripheral arteries (which carry blood to limbs, organs be that surgical options for heart failure [the insufficient ‘double doors’ in the mitral valve don’t close properly, and the head) become narrowed by plaque, reducing pumping of blood to supply the body] meant open-heart allowing blood to leak backward into the lungs. The blood flow. Although surgical bypass once was the surgery. But less-invasive, percutaneous methods have mitral valve lies between the heart’s left atrium and left only option for getting around blockages, now tiny evolved over the past few years and are becoming much ventricle, Lee explains, and its leaflets open and close instruments for ballooning and stenting arteries can be more commonplace.” as the heart beats. Normally, when open, blood flows inserted via catheter into veins through small punctures Percutaneous procedures, explains Lim, are those through from the heart’s upper chamber into the lower in the skin. (In severe cases, the instruments can even done through small tubes placed into arteries or chamber. When the heart contracts, the valve closes. be used to drill plaque away.) “We now have a cross-pollination of expertise,” veins via needle punctures in the skin. Transcatheter With mitral valve malfunction, there’s a problem of Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is one example of leakage, and a MitraClip is inserted via catheter through Thomas says. “And with this expanded pool [of this: “Where once, replacing the [aortic] valve meant a vein in the leg and into the heart, where it ‘clips’ and doctors], the chances are we won’t necessarily need to refer patients out.” Thomas says he treats 200 to 300 stopping the heart and involved a lot of cutting and tightens the valve, preventing back flow. sewing, now we can give a patient a brand new valve “It can work fabulously,” Lee says, adding that it is patients a year, mostly outpatient, and many travel quite a distance for this standard of care. “This is a rapidly evolving field with multiple sub-specialties,” he says. “When you form a collaboration like this, you end up with many physicians with niche areas of expertise, and you can cover many more bases.” Lee says there are other benefits to this expanded partnership, as well. “Not only do more patients mean we are performing complex procedures more frequently, but our higher numbers allow us to qualify to take part in more clinical trials,” he explains. One such trial is for another kind of minimally invasive valve replacement that uses the Tendyne valve. Unlike the MitraClip, which repairs the mitral valve, this Tendyne device replaces it altogether through a small incision in the chest. Saint Louis University School of Medicine is among select institutions in the country to get approval for studying the implant, Lee says. Procedures are performed at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. “I believe that in the near future we will be able to replace nearly all valves with a mere poke in the vein,” Lee says. “These are exciting times, and with this partnership, we can offer even more services than we did before.” ◀ DR. RICHARD LEE, SLUCARE CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON; DR. MICHAEL LIM, SLUCARE CARDIOLOGIST

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BY JULIA M. JOHNSON

February is an ideal time to think about the heart—not just in a Valentine way, but in the context of keeping your blood circulating and your body functioning. As wonderful and complex a machine as the human heart is, it’s also subject to potential health problems. This month, we’re looking at three types of conditions that affect this magical muscle—and how modern medicine can address them.

CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS These are genetic problems with the structure of the heart or major blood vessels, and they can range from serious to hardly noticeable, doctors say. Common congenital conditions include abnormal valves that don’t push blood properly through the heart’s chambers, and holes in the heart muscle wall. Dr. R. Mark Grady, associate professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, says congenital heart defects are more common than you might think. “Babies born with heart defects can be as many as 75 out of every 1,000 live births,” he notes. “With really serious conditions, it’s about six out of every 1,000.” In the past, Grady says, a patient’s only option for a bad valve or other defect was to have open-heart surgery. Newer procedures, however, are far simpler and involve much less recovery time. “Now, we can fix a heart valve through a cardiac catheterization,” he says. “The catheter goes in through a blood vessel in the leg and up into the heart. Through the catheter, we implant a new valve, either a transplanted human or animal one, or an artificial one.” The catheter procedure is a real boon for young patients, Grady says. It can save them from needing multiple openheart valve replacement surgeries as their bodies grow. And it usually requires only an overnight hospital stay compared to several days for an open-heart procedure, he notes. “In general, the insurance companies are willing to approve these catheter procedures because they are much less invasive, and they certainly beat a long and expensive stay in the hospital.”

Dr. David Kardesch, an interventional cardiologist at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-St. Charles, says many people have minor congenital heart defects that don’t show up until later in life when they have tests for other conditions. “As a young adult, the person may be fine,” he notes. “Then he or she develops diabetes, high blood pressure or an arterial blockage later, and tests for those conditions uncover a congenital heart problem.” Minor defects are more common because people tend to survive them and may not even know they have them, according to Kardesch. “Small septal (heart wall) defects or holes and valve problems may have very little consequence for the person’s health,” he says. “They may require nothing more than regular monitoring by a doctor. It’s like having a birthmark: it’s not harming you, but it’s there.” Grady says there is a recent push to screen all newborns for congenital heart problems, which don’t always produce obvious symptoms. “The American Board of Pediatrics is advocating a pulse oximeter test to look for oxygen saturation levels in every newborn’s blood,” he says. Doctors don’t have to take blood for this test; it involves a sensor placed on the hand and foot, and uses light wavelength technology to detect low oxygen levels that may be a subtle sign of heart defects. Patients with more prominent congenital heart problems may see symptoms like irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, dizziness and weakness, Kardesch notes. When these occur, it’s important to see a doctor right away.

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MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE Dr. Jeremy Leidenfrost, a cardiothoracic surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital, says mitral valve prolapse is a serious heart condition that can be congenital and may require surgery. But it also can go undetected if the patient doesn’t have noticeable symptoms. He describes it as an incomplete closing of the heart’s mitral valve that causes blood to leak backward toward the lungs instead of being pumped out to the rest of the body. It happens when the valve, a double flap between the heart’s left atrium (upper chamber) and left ventricle (lower chamber), is misshapen. When working properly, the valve keeps blood flowing smoothly from the atrium to the ventricle; when not, it can lead to heart failure, Leidenfrost says. “Mitral valve prolapse is first diagnosed by listening to the heart,” he notes. “After that, the patient may have an echocardiogram to look at the valve and see if it’s leaking. If it is, and it’s severe, it’s usually treated with surgery.” The abnormal valve tissue can be surgically cut away, replaced with an artificial valve or repaired with stitches, he says. There’s also a less-invasive catheter procedure called MitraClip that can help correct the problem for patients who

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are too ill for surgery. And less serious cases of the condition may be treatable with drugs, Leidenfrost adds. Newer mitral valve surgeries involve smaller incisions and are less invasive than past procedures, he notes. And the latest diagnostic technology, including 3-D echocardiography, can help doctors get more detailed images of the valve so they can understand how to fix it before the patient goes into surgery. “With earlier procedures, the surgeon had to open up the patient, see the problem and then decide what to do,” he says. Symptoms of mitral valve prolapse can include chest pain, shortness of breath and irregular heartbeat, according to Leidenfrost. Again, it’s important to see a doctor if you experience this.

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E HEART HIGH CHOLESTEROL ‘Statins’ are a class of drugs that control cholesterol, a waxy substance that your body makes and that is also found in some foods. It can cause blood vessel blockage and contribute to serious cardiovascular disease, doctors say. Cholesterol-lowering drugs like atorvastatin, simvastatin and rosuvastatin are called ‘statins’ because of their common suffix. The medicines are used to treat patients who have high cholesterol, and to help prevent it in people who are at risk. Statins have been around for many years and are considered effective and safe, says Dr. Denise Janosik, a Mercy Hospital St. Louis cardiologist and medical director of its Lipid Center. “Statins lower the risk of heart disease and stroke,” she notes. “One reason they work so well is that they’re not just about lowering cholesterol; they also reduce inflammation, which has a positive effect on blood vessels.”

Statins also reduce inflammation, which has a positive effect on blood vessels.”

Dr. Mark Friedman, a cardiologist at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, says the patents on some statins such as Crestor (rosuvastatin) recently have expired, and they now can be dispensed as generics at a lower cost. “You might find a generic statin on the $4 price list at your pharmacy,” he says. Friedman explains that there have been recent advancements in other drugs to combat high cholesterol, but statins likely will remain the medical profession’s main choice because of their long safety record and affordability. “The new drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, recently were approved for use and can lower LDL cholesterol by a significant amount,” he says. But they’re generally for patients in the highest disease risk categories, and they haven’t yet established the long safety history that statins have. Plus, their cost is still far higher than that of statins, Friedman notes. Although statins are known to be safe, there are some patients who shouldn’t take them, Janosik says. These include people with allergies to the medicine, some patients with liver or kidney disease, pregnant and nursing women, and those who plan to get pregnant.

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Chic, effortless and elegant: just a few of the words commonly used to describe French style and beauty. From Brigitte Bardot to Marion Cotillard, French girl beauty is a category all its own. While contouring, striking lip color and bronzer are staples of current American beauty routines, the simplicity of French beauty is something that never goes out of style. Here’s a quick guide to achieving French girl beauty without a passport.

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» brain cancer risk

Researchers have shown that a particular metabolic pathway associated with slowing aging also drives brain cancer. The pathway, known as NAD+, is overactive in a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma, according to researchers at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE. Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive brain cancer in adults. Over 70 percent of patients die within two years of diagnosis. The study, published Dec. 5 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that inhibiting the NAD+ pathway may improve the outlook for glioblastoma patients, but also may affect other biological processes such as aging. “There’s a lot of buzz about taking NAD+ precursors for their anti-aging effects, which is based on good science,” says DR. ALBERT KIM, assistant professor of neurological surgery. “But while we didn’t directly demonstrate that taking them makes tumors grow faster, we don’t yet understand all the risks.” Kim and colleagues showed that a high expression of an NAD+ pathway gene known as NAMPT helped cancerous stem cells survive and proliferate, fueling the growth of existing tumors. Inhibiting NAMPT, however, reduced the ability of those cells to renew themselves and made them easier to kill with radiation. “This could mean that if you suppress the pathway, the same dose of radiation may be more effective at destroying the tumor,” says Kim, who adds that it may be possible to modulate the pathway so as to suppress cancer without accelerating aging or interfering with other important processes.

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By measuring brain waves, researchers at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE have found that clinically depressed children don’t respond to rewards the same as other children. Prior research by the same group found that a reduced ability to experience joy is a key sign of depression in children. “The pleasure we derive from rewards—such as toys and gifts— motivates us to succeed and seek more rewards,” says DR. JOAN LUBY, director of W.U.’s Early Emotional Development Program. “Dampening the process in early development is a serious concern because it may carry over to how a person will approach rewarding tasks later in life.” The research involved 84 children playing a computer game that involved receiving a reward. An electroencephalogram measured electrical brain activity; while the brains of depressed children responded similarly to those of non-depressed children when points were lost, the response when points were earned and a reward was imminent was blunted. “A decreased ability to enjoy activities and play is a key risk factor. And if a child is persistently sad, irritable or less motivated, those are markers that may indicate depression,” Luby says. The findings were published in a recent issue of Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

» manganese dangers

A recent issue of Neurology reports that welders exposed to airborne manganese exhibit neurological problems similar to Parkinson’s disease. The findings by researchers at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE suggest that current safety standards may not adequately protect welders from the dangers of the job. At high levels, manganese—a component of industrial processes such as welding and steelmaking—can cause manganism, a severe neurological disorder that can result in difficulty walking and speaking. “Many researchers view what’s allowable as too high, but until now, there wasn’t data to prove it,” says DR. BRAD RACETTE, professor of neurology and senior author of the study. Racette and colleagues studied 886 welders at three Midwest worksites. Each participant underwent at least two clinical evaluations of motor function spaced a year or more apart. A score of six or lower was considered normal. At their first evaluation, the welders had an average score of 8.8, and 15 percent scored 15 or higher.

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[TRENDING LIP SERVICE by dorothy weiner

THIS SPRING, THE LIPS HAVE IT. Every cosmetic line is

focusing on products for the lips, from lip scrubs to lip butters. And colors have burst out of the traditional gamut to mimic their atypical counterparts for nails. Look for blues, browns and greens (really!). For the less adventurous, there are still plenty of new reds and nudes popping up, too. Why not try something different this spring that gives your lips some extra TLC?

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This gentle lip exfoliator uses sugar as a scrub, combined with ultra-moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and grapeseed oil to soften. Shown in Fruit Of Passion, Candied Nectar and Sweet Brown Sugar, it comes in five sugary flavors. $16 AT MAC STORES, MACY’S, NORDSTROM

[ pucker up ] » BUTTER LONDON SHEER WISDOM LUSH LIP OIL

Brand new, this delicious lip coating is incredibly buttery and shiny. No annoying scent or taste gets in the way of its layer of coconut oil, green tea extract, and prickly pear, chia and cloudberry oil. Available in pretty neutrals, including Ballet Blush (shown) with a unique cushion applicator. $22 AT SEPHORA, NORDSTROM

[ out, damn lines! ] » VENEFFECT ANTI-AGING LIP TREATMENT

A treatment just for lips, this has plant-based phytoestrogens to plump lips and help minimize those annoying vertical lines. Use daily morning and evening to improve lipstick bleed, as well. $85 AT SOFT SURROUNDINGS

[ head-turning tones ] » MAC MATTE LIPSTICK

Get ready for something different in lip colors. MAC’s softening short chubbies include Indigo-go and Night Mint, a blue and green that are on-trend. $17 AT MAC STORES, MACY’S, NORDSTROM

[ it’s a classic ] » CHANTECAILLE MATTE CHIC LIPSTICK

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[HOME]

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[T&S HOME by julia m. johnson

IT WOULD BE HARD TO IMAGINE the home of

whimsical artist Mary Engelbreit being anything but creative and delightfully unique. That’s how the current owners of 162 N. Central Ave. describe their striking single-family dwelling, built for the renowned St. Louis artist in 1997. Former St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Jake Long and his wife, Jackie, say they are moving to Nashville but leaving part of their hearts behind in this nearly 7,000-squarefoot, 5-bedroom home. They will always remember the three-story structure’s lovely neighborhood, comfortable liveability and history as the first home of their 2-year-old daughter, Jackie says. “We looked at a lot of houses before we bought this one in 2013,” she notes. “As soon as we walked in, we said, ‘This is it.’”

PHOTOS: STEVEN B. SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

162 N. CENTRAL AVE., CLAYTON listing price | $2,750,000 listing agent | holly bry of gladys manion real estate

Previous owners renovated the home’s interior, but reminders of Engelbreit remain, including cabinet knobs and other touches she hand-painted. Jackie describes the home’s style as “transitional, but definitely Clayton. It’s long and tall with high ceilings and great light. It’s like a grand version of a townhome.” Other highlights include marble accents in the kitchen and master bath. “They make the home feel luxurious, but it’s still comfortable,” Jackie says. “It’s not one of those houses you have to be ‘careful’ in. You can raise kids and really live here.” Her favorite rooms are the kitchen and living room, which are connected and very open. “The layout makes for seamless entertaining, and I love that the whole family can be together while we’re cooking and eating,”

she says. There’s even a fully equipped catering kitchen in the basement. The property also boasts a large backyard, an unexpected bonus for the Longs. “My husband dreamed of a big green yard for our dogs,” Jackie says. “We wanted the amenities and location of a Clayton house, but we never thought we’d get this much yard.” She even is effusive about the basement and storage space. “The lower level is a 2,200-square-foot finished area with a ‘man cave’ and game room,” she says. “It has a huge walk-in storage area that is so convenient!” Jake adds, “We love that the home is a block from Taylor Park, and you can walk to downtown Clayton. We’ve really appreciated being in this area with its restaurants, great neighbors and lots of good memories.”

Fine Home Services for a real estate experience that is truly upper end, give us a call or visit us online at upperendproperties.com 743 Harvest Lane, Olivette $710,000 | 4 bed 3.5 bath

Jeannette Thompson, ABR®

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35 Somerset Downs, Ladue $1,645,000 | 5 bed 7.5 bath

4 Slate River Way, Wentzville $3,600,000 | 6 bed 10 bath

Jennifer Ross Cross, Realtor®

314-265-0617

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IN FOCUS

CWE $1,450,000 37 Portland Place 8 Bedrooms, 5 Full, 2 Half Baths 8,822 Square Feet

WELDON SPRING I $3,800,000 11 Upper Whitmoor Drive 6 Bedrooms, 9 Full, 3 Half Baths 11,748 Square Feet

LADUE $2,250,000 25 Randelay Drive 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths 5,654 Square Feet

ST. ALBANS $1,599,000 555 Deer Valley Court 7 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths 6,551 Square Feet

LADUE I $3,500,000 8 Fordyce Lane 6 Bedrooms, 7 Full, 2 Half Baths 7,372 Square Feet

janet

LADUE $2,450,000 2 Fordyce Lane 5 Bedrooms, 5 Full, 2 Half Baths 7,631 Square Feet

mc afee

LuxuryCollection

REAL ESTATE

64 Briarcliff, Ladue Offered at $1,089,000.

15 Ladue Court, Ladue Schools Offered at $1,049,500.

5105 Lindell Boulevard, CWE Offered at $1,495,000.

9044 Clayton Road, Ladue Schools Offered at $1,299,000. Open 2/19, 1-3 PM.

1312 Eaglewinds Court, Chesterfield Offered at $1,149,900.

24 West Windrush Creek, Ladue Schools Offered at $1,095,000. Open 2/19, 1-3 PM.

12033 Robyn Park Drive, Westwood Offered at $1,325,000.

32 Westmoreland Place, CWE Offered at $1,649,000.

janet mcafee inc. I 9889 clayton road I saint louis, missouri 63124 I 314.997.4800

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HOMEWORK]

DEAR HOMEWORK,

We are on the cusp of remodeling the interior of our Des Peres home, including the kitchen, baths and windows, and possibly adding a family room off the back. While construction crews are on site, we would like to update the look of the front of the house. My wife says the front porch overhang looks like someone with bangs down to their eyebrows. Hoping you can help us ‘get a trim’ to reflect current styles. Sincerely, —SHOULD I CUT MY BANGS?

DEAR SHOULD I CUT MY BANGS?,

I always think it works best when the area around the front door of a house is its most interesting and prominent feature. In ranch homes like yours, the overhang actually hides the front door from view, so I agree … let’s cut those bangs. With the porch gone, I suggest adding a gable roof above the living room window. Some arched casing around the windows gives the façade a dash of interest. A bracketed overhang and some bright red paint make the front door stand out in a new way. You also will see that I have added a flower box to one of the bedroom windows and lowered the sill of the other. These and other windows get new paneled shutters painted green. This all imparts a ‘cottagey,’ happy feel to the façade. The landscaping close to the house has been made more continuous, but not too formal, and the shade tree in the foreground gets a fresh dose of under planting. These changes create a new ’do to bring out some charming possibilities that went unnoticed before. —HOMEWORK

HOMEWORK IS PENNED BY PAUL DOERNER, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE LAWRENCE GROUP. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR HOME CRITIQUED, CONTACT US AT HOMEWORK@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM. FOLLOW US ONLINE

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13644 river valley Court

5540 PiNe wood Forest

Chesterfield | $519,000 4 Bedrooms | 3 Full and 1 Half Baths

St. Louis | $465,000 4 Bedrooms | 2 Full and 1 Half Baths

Jennifer and Curt Wintrode 636-394-2424

George Braun 636-394-2424

232 North KiNgshighway Blvd, #1110

12960 Beaver dam road

Central West End | $495,000 1 Bedroom | 1 Full and 1 Half Baths

Des Peres | $475,000 4 Bedrooms | 2 Full and 2 Half Baths

Nancy Gorgen 314-775-2050

Mary McGrath 314-775-2050

WE ARE A FAMILY In every market you will find companies that are run like corporations, and ones that have a family atmosphere that put people first.

CALL THE CLAYTON OFFICE AT 314.726.6442 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Proud to be Locally Owned and Operated Since 1936 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com

3660 Bouquet Road | Exquisite Wildwood Estate

Thank You for a Successful 2016! A Selection of 2016 Sold Properties

REPRESENTED BUYER & SELLER!

12443 Ballas Meadows | $749,000

SOLD!

16314 Valley Oaks Estate s | $485,000

SOLD!

7 Dogwood Lane | $715,000

SOLD!

16138 Walden Pond | $373,000

SOLD!

9445 Old Bonhomme | $670,000

SOLD!

1838 Dougherty Estates | $362,000

SOLD!

235 Sunway Lane | $512,000

UNDER CONTRACT!

14732 Timberway Court | $379,000

Experience Matters. Expect Excellence. Margie Kubik

A Professional Realtor® with Proven Results

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“Margie was a perfect fit for us and always goes above and beyond for the client. We highly recommend Margie if you’re interested in buying or selling your next home.” - Chesterfield Buyer/Seller


OPEN SUN 1–3

31 LOREN WOODS | LADUE | $1,149,000 GINA BUNDY | 314.267.6262

This impeccably maintained home in the heart of Ladue is within walking distance to Reed School. The home boasts four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and is 4,300 square feet on .53 acres. Gorgeous master bedroom suite with updated master bath, kitchen/hearth room, chef’s kitchen, sun room, and partially finished lower level with recreation room are some of the many amenities. A must see!

Proud to be Locally Owned and Operated Since 1936

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NEW LISTINGS 162 N. CENTRAL AVENUE | $2,750,000 Outstanding custom Ellerman-built home in Old Town Clayton. Updated throughout w/ main level master suite, finished walk-out LL, elevator, screened porch, & more! 547 TREGARON PLACE | $1,149,900 1.5 story home in heart of Frontenac. Main floor master suite, formal living/dining rm, renovated kitchen, pool w/patio & 3-car garage.

CLAYTON/RICHMOND HEIGHTS

5 BARCLAY WOODS DRIVE | $2,995,000 Magnificent 5 bedroom custom built home on 2.61 park-like acres. Pool, hot tub & pool house. 10 BRIARCLIFF | $1,895,000 One of the finest homes in Briarcliff. Sits on double lot with over $2,400,000 invested in this stately home 5 BR/6 BA/7,100sqft. 00 FORDYCE LANE | $1,549,000 Situated on 1.8 acres, offering 5 BRs+apartment, approximately 7,550SF, walkout LL, 2 separate attached 2-car garages. 50 RANDELAY DRIVE | $1,399,000 Mid-century home on 1.8 private acres. 4BR/6BA with updated kitchen & secluded gardens and pool.

1193 HAMPTON PARK | $1,599,000 Gorgeous 6+ BR, 5 BA estate w/chef’s kitchen, pool, pool house & outdoor fireplace area.

8970 MOYDALGAN ROAD | $1,249,000 Sophisticated updates to classic contemporary 5BR, 4.5BA Bernoudy home enhancing this well known architect’s original design.

34 ABERDEEN PLACE | $925,000 Lovely Hillcrest home in the sought-after Clayton School District. 4+BR/3.5 BA w/ updated kitchen, master suite & more!

1 LORENZO LANE | $959,000 Charming 4 bedroom/4 bath stone cottage on 1+acres in Ladue. Sprinkler system, security lighting, & oversized 2-car garage.

LADUE/FRONTENAC 17 TRENT DRIVE | PRICE UPON REQUEST A World-Class Residence crafted in hand chiseled limestone on 2.2 acres, built to exacting standards with opulent finishes. 2660 SOUTH WARSON ROAD Elegant French Country Estates on 3 landscaped acres w/ 7 bedrooms/8 full, 2 half baths. Outstanding architecture that suits a variety of lifestyles. 10088 LITZSINGER | $3,750,000 Magnificent Higginbotham built home on a majestic 2.61 park-like acres. Classic design offers formal and casual spaces, perfect for entertaining & everyday living. 12 APPLE TREE LANE | $2,999,000 Beautifully updated estate on 1.8 rolling acres w/ gourmet kitchen, sprawling terraces, infinity pool & much more!

CENTRAL WEST END 5083 WASHINGTON PL. | $725,000 Old world charm meets stylish sophistication in this 6 BR century home.

WILDWOOD 3660 BOUQUET ROAD | PRICE UPON REQUEST Stunning estate nestled on 70+ majestic acres featuring 4 bedroom, 4 bath w/ in-ground pool, hot tub & finished lower level.

CREVE COEUR

ST. LOUIS COUNTY

105 N. MOSLEY ROAD | $1,295,000 Only 2yrs old. 6 BR/9 BA home. 7,000SF on 1 Acre. Gourmet kitchen & main level master suite.

7356 STREAM VALLEY CT. | $325,000 4BR Oakville home w/2-sty entry, finished LL, covered patio & beautiful yard backs to trees.

12249 LADUE ROAD | $1,099,000 Secluded estate on 1.5 acres in Ladue w/floor to-ceiling windows, eat-in kitchen & more!

CONDOS/TOWNHOMES

11 MOSLEY ACRES | $895,000 Luxuriously renovated & expanded. Vault ceilings, distressed hardwood floors & hand laid stonework. 4BD/6BA/5,000+SF 12741 MASON MANOR ROAD | $865,000 Fabulous opportunity to live in newer construction in 4bd/4ba home. Only 2 yrs. old. 20 NORTH WALLING | $795,000 Newer construction 5 BR/5 BA home offers 5,700 SF, sits on 1 acre w/ custom details throughout.

WARSON WOODS 1591 FOREST VIEW | $739,000 4 BR/5 BA newer construction home in sought after Warson Woods. Main floor master suite, finished LL & more!

TOWN AND COUNTRY 14331 MANDERLEIGH WOODS DR. $775,000 Fabulous 1.5 story home with dramatic lightfilled spaces & open floor plan. Salt water pool, home theater, & much more!

CHESTERFIELD/BALLWIN

1510 HOMESTEAD SUMMIT | $1,199,000 Former display home w/luxurious upgrades. 5BR/7BA, 6,292 SF total. Full Viking kitchen.

14732 TIMBERWAY COURT | $379,000 Thousand Oaks Subdivision home features 4 BR/2.5 BA w/spacious living/dining rooms & master suite.

HUNTLEIGH

ST. LOUIS CITY

30 HUNTLEIGH WOODS | $1,575,000 5 bedroom/7 bath home all on 3+ acres in Ladue school district. Finished lower level, pool, pool house.

Nine-year-old Victorian townhome located in historic Soulard! 2800+sqft. 3 BR, 3.5BA. Balcony & 2-car attached garage!

$ 2355 SOUTH 7TH STREET | $328,900

11 CHATFIELD PLACE | $899,000 Beautiful townhome with 10ft ceilings, wood flrs main floor master suite & interior courtyard.

$ 232 N. KINGSHIGHWAY # 1106

$859,900 The Chase Park Plaza Residences. Exclusive with every possible amenity. 2 BR/3 BA, 2,100 SF.

13351 FAIRFIELD CIRCLE DR $650,000 Maintenance-free living in this 3,500sq villa. Completely renovated, main flr master suite, gated community. 663 SPYGLASS SUMMIT | $529,000 Carefree living in 4 BR/3.5 BA 1-story villa in gated community with 2,500 sqft. 4540 LINDELL BLVD. # 301 | $349,900 Elegant and luxurious condo in the 816 building with breathtaking views of downtown Clayton!


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Are you a native St. Louisan? Yes, I was born and raised in St. Louis. I have chosen to make this my home because it’s a wonderful community. What are some of the best things about the city? St. Louis has so much to offer as a city and community, and it’s all within easy reach. I love the (free) zoo, The Muny, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint Louis Science Center, the Katy Trail. We have great restaurants and outdoor concerts, and wonderful events like the Great Forest Park Balloon Glow. Not to mention sports teams, theater and other major attractions! What is your favorite room in your house, and why? My office. It’s just a cozy space, all my own, where I can read and meditate.

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If you could have your dream home, where would it be, and what would it look like? My house would be a cabin on the Madison River in Ennis, Montana. It’s such a peaceful place to unwind and relax. Although, I’m not sure I could make it through the winters! Where do you like to vacation? I love taking my girls, Ellie, 8, and Catherine, 4, to Rosemary Beach, Florida. The town has beautiful architecture and is a wonderful vacation spot for families.

What do you like to do in your leisure time? I love playing tennis, working out, coaching lacrosse and spending time with my family and friends. If this weren’t your profession, what else might you have done? I really can’t imagine doing anything else. Real estate has always been my life and came naturally to me. My mom worked at Laura McCarthy from the time I was 14. She had owned her own real estate business for 10 years before that. Some of my most rewarding experiences in life have been helping people sell or buy their home, and making it a happy experience for them. If I were to change professions altogether, I might do something more servicerelated to help others, like social work. I also would be a full-time lacrosse coach. It’s so rewarding and fun! What’s your favorite movie/book? The book I have enjoyed most this past year was On Fire by John O’Leary. It inspired me to prioritize my life and realize what’s important.


26 Countryside Lane · Frontenac · $2,395,000

Newer construction, custom home on sought after lane. Built in 2003 with nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, this gracious home features six plus bedrooms, six full and two half baths, a first floor master suite with sitting room and palatial walk-in closet, generously sized two-story formal living room with fireplace and French doors overlooking the pool, plus a wet bar. A formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with hearth room, lower level complete with kitchen and two family rooms, large utility/mud room, walled-courtyard, pool and three car garage complete the home.

35 Overhills Drive · Ladue Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a classic Ladue Estate with pool and tennis court on private secluded 4 plus acres. Timeless design, superb condition, quiet setting in the heart Ladue! The house could serve as a great place to be while building on another portion of the lot. Lots of options at a great price! $1,575,000

Clayton - 314.725.5100 Town & Country - 314.569.1177

1123 Bella Vista Drive · Frontenac Welcome to this custom home! Two story grand entry with curved stairway leading to a game room, four bedrooms and two baths, plus a laundry room. The main level includes a dining room, living room with marble fireplace, and library. Plus, an exceptional kitchen, breakfast area and hearth room. $1,499,000

10 Maryhill Drive · Ladue Amazing one and a half story family home! Lush and comfy living room and handsome office. Main floor master bedroom includes an updated marble bath! The kitchen opens to the hearth room. The family room, dining room and in-law suite finish the main floor. The second floor features a kid’s family room and four bedrooms. $939,000

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[ ROOM BOOKCASE OF YOUR OWN ] STYLE by kate pollmann I LOVE A WELL-STYLED BOOKCASE. IT CAN ELEVATE AND PULL TOGETHER A ROOM LIKE NOTHING ELSE. IT’S NOT AS TRICKY AS YOU MIGHT THINK IF YOU STICK TO A FEW SIMPLE RULES AND FILL THE SPACE WITH BOOKS, OBJECTS AND ARTWORK YOU LOVE.

PHOTO: MARY SUMMERS HAFNER

◀ IMAGE COURTESY OF CASSIE FREEMAN OF HI SUGARPLUM HISUGARPLUM.COM

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Your Life, Well lived.

2017 is a great year to make a new start in a home that frames your lifestyle. Check out these listings and visit us weekly at WarnerHallThornhill.com to see what’s COMING SOON!

16 Ridgemoor Drive, Clayton 63105 Sold before Premiere 2017

37 Westmoreland Under Contract 2017

What our clients say about us... “Their team is a perfect representation of the service and respect granted to customers from years gone by.” “The entire team exceeded our expectations at every turn. Always professional, conscientious and thoughtful, they had an answer for every question—and it was sage advice.”

12915 Conway Road, Creve Coeur 63141 $850,000 – 6 bedrooms 5 full 2 half baths Premieres Sunday 3/5

7246 Wydown Under Contract 2017

“No matter your wants, needs or budget, if you are looking to buy a home and in need of someone to go the extra mile, look no further than Warner Hall Thornhill!” “They are smart negotiators, understanding well the dynamics of the sales process. Plus, they’re a lot of fun! You should hire them, period.”

520 Rotherwood Court, Sunset Hills 63122 $569,900 – 3 bedrooms 2 baths Premieres Sunday 2/19

Success is never a joy unless it’s shared. A heartfelt thanks to our past clients for all the laughter, friendship & joy we have shared together.

57 Aberdeen Place, Clayton 63105 $950,000 – 4 bedrooms 3 baths Premieres Sunday 2/12

J. Warner 314.795.9219 Alex Thornhill 314.239.4993

80 Arundel Place, Clayton 63105 $775,000 – 4 bedrooms 2.5 bath Premieres Sunday 2/19

66 Chesterfield Lakes, Chesterfield 63005 $725,000 – 4 bedrooms 4 baths Premieres Saturday 2/11

Sam Hall 314.596.8069 WarnerHallThornhill.com

9252 Clayton Road Under Contract 2017

6 Princeton Ave, University City 63130 $1,050,000 – 5 bedrooms 4.5 baths Premieres Sunday 2/12

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BAUBLES ■ THE BOOKS ■

■ THE ART ■

■ THE OBJECTS ■

Pink patent leather book set, $159 from onekingslane.com

Gold leaf mirror, $1,190 from Wilson Lighting

Seashell vases, $139 from Wilson Lighting

Penguin Classics set of 10 books, $225 from juniperbooks.com

Minted for West Elm ‘Infusion’ print, $349 from westelm.com

Eightmood ‘Umbria’ vase, $105 from Nordstrom at West County Center

F. Scott Fitzgerald Penguin Classic books, $13 to $17 each from amazon.com

Z Gallerie ‘Fiore’ Mirror, $359 from zgallerie.com

Michael Aram ‘Rainforest rhino beetle’ figurine, $150 from michaelaram.com

Assouline ‘Ultimate Oversize Collection’ set of five books, $3,995 from juniperbooks.com

Kristi Kohut ‘Be Bright’ print, $189 from onekingslane.com

Set of 2 ‘Avondale’ boxes, $249 from onekingslane.com

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Home Seeking Owner: Meet Clara 19 Southmoor Drive, Clayton, MO 63105

Clara is a stately home that can transport its owner back

to the Roaring Twenties. She loves parlor games, full dresses, elaborate parasols, lace, a reliable corset, entertaining, and more. Clara is seeking a family who appreciates history—and updated amenities—to call her home.

Clara can’t wait to entertain interested visitors.

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Updated for today’s lifestyle, Clara is rich with modern details: • Expansive Kitchen • Hearth room • 4 large bedrooms, each with an attached full bath. • Sun room converted to a wonderful home office • Gorgeous grounds include a putting green, a stunning pool, garden beds, plant house, and charming shed.

To meet Clara, call Sarah. Sarah Bernard 314-780-9070 314-692-7200 RedKeyStLouis.com | 10333 Clayton Road | Saint Louis 63131 | 17107 Chesterfield Airport Road | Chesterfield 63005 F30 | TOWN&style | FEBRUARY 15, 2017


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Congratulations to our 2016 top agents! Your Professionalism And Work Ethic Are To Be Commended

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Wayne norWood & Ben patton

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ann Wroth

Margie KuBiK

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Proud to be Locally Owned and Operated Since 1936 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com

Fabulous New Price

2660 South Warson Road

Understated elegance and uncompromising quality are the hallmarks of this stunning French Country Estate situated on 3 beautiful acres in the heart of Ladue. This home boasts nearly 10,000 square feet of rich architectural detail that features a chef ’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, fireplace, and breakfast area, a magnificent family room with soaring ceiling height that walks out to a stylish outdoor living room with fireplace and remarkable views of the pool and lush gardens. Also boasting a splendid first floor master or guest suite, an incredible second floor master suite with fireplace, his and hers baths, and sitting room, a perfect lower level for entertaining that walks out to the pool & features wine cellar, squash court, theater room and full bath. No detail is left untouched! All of this and more offered at a fabulous new price!

Visit www.2660southwarson.com to View Aerial Drone Video

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Sally Goldkamp

314.479.9396 SallyG@Gladysmanion.com


Proud to be Locally Owned and Operated Since 1936 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com

10088 Litzsinger Road - $3,750,000 Situated on a majestic 2.6 park-like acres in Ladue, this beautiful Higginbotham-built brick estate combines modern amenities with old-world craftsmanship, offering formal as well as casual spaces, and perfect for entertaining and everyday living. Step inside to a grand two-story entry with a wall of windows and French doors allowing views of the patio, luscious gardens, pool and pool house. Other amenities include an outstanding chef ’s kitchen, breakfast and hearth room, five bedrooms including exquisite main level master bedroom suite, finished walk-out lower level with home theater and workout areas. Oversized 3-car garage.

Ann Wroth

314.440.0212 AnnW@Gladysmanion.com

Holly Bry

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41 Woodcrest Drive | Ladue

This stunning 2011 built custom home on a .96 acre level lot has everything your heart desires! The fabulous flowing floorplan connects great indoor entertaining spaces with the breathtaking outdoor living area that has a fireplace, TV, built-in grill, pool and hot tub. The Master suite boasts a fireplace, attached study, luxurious master bath with steam shower, air tub and indoor and outdoor showers! Four additional bedroom suites and a family room comprise the upstairs. So many features and amenities are included with this fabulous home and all within the award-winning Ladue School District!

Offered at $2,125,000

Amy Goffstein

314-712-0599 | AmyGoffstein.com 8077 Maryland Avenue | Clayton | 314-997-7600 Š2017 BHHS Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchises of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.Ž Equal Housing Opportunity

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IT’S A DUNN DEAL!!

WHY OUR DEALS GET DUNN • Strong knowledge of market direction & neighborhood values • Well respected names and brand among community & peers

• Unique & powerful negotiation skills • True concern & commitment for buyers & sellers • Utmost level of professionalism & intergrity

Let our knowledge, experience and negotiating skills work for you.

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Cell: 314-503-7999 jdunn@bhhsall.com Office: 314-997-7600

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dream it. Your spectacular dream home built by Michael Lauren: it’s not just another pretty face. It exudes Quality, Integrity and Impeccable Design.

FOR SALE Premium Building Lot at Westmoreland & Brentwood in Clayton Gardens At nearly 15,000 square feet, this lot on a beautiful tree-lined street is the perfect spot to build your dream home. Large enough to accommodate gracious living spaces, an at-level garage and a first floor master, a lot this size and caliber in Clayton Gardens or Old Town is almost impossible to find. The premium location is just steps away from all that Clayton has to offer and also boasts an award winning school district. Ultimately, your home is a reflection of you. It’s our passion to bring that vision to life. Call Mike Rechan today for more details on building your spectacular dream home. Our team will be pleased to walk you through every step from design through completion to bring your vision to life.

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More than top-selling real estate agents, the ROBB PARTNERS are dedicated advisors. Demonstrating an expertise in marketing and selling distinctive luxury homes in the Western Corridor of Saint Louis, the ROBB Partners are consistently ranked as one of the top teams for both client service and production.

NEW LISTING!

165 N PLANT AVENUE, WEBSTER GROVES, 63119 – $549,000

Charming home on double lot nestled among a tree lined street in sought after Webster Groves neighborhood. Enter this lovely home thru the traditional center hall foyer with Brazilian hardwood floors throughout. Step into the Living Room flooded with natural light from the large bay window overlooking the front yard. The Dining Room is perfect for hosting dinner parties and opens to the spacious Kitchen with center island/breakfast bar. The chef in the family will delight in the custom cabinetry, double sink and extra counter space. Main floor laundry and atrium door leading to the private deck and beautiful backyard. The Family Room has a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors and door leading to the deck and covered porch. The Master Bedroom suite has a dressing room, his and her closets, and full bath. Three bedrooms and a full hall bath complete the 2nd level. The partially finished lower level is perfect for game day parties with its gas fireplace, spacious sitting area, built-in shelving, wet bar, microwave and fridge. Sleeping area and full bath are also down there. Plenty of unfinished area for storage. Newer zoned systems and roof. 2 car detached garage. Enjoy strolling in the evening to your favorite downtown Webster restaurant or coffee shop on a weekend morning.

Now is the time to start planning for the Spring market. Call Sabrina today to discuss how we can assist you with achieving your real estate goals. please call

SABRINA ROBB 314.677.6490

www.robbpartners.com

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Slip into something more comfortable‌

Luxurious, carefree living awaits you in one of St. Louis’ many posh condominiums. Call Rex to discuss transforming from your present home to your fabulous new lifestyle! Direct: 314.800.4755 Office: 314.721.4755

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Proud to be Locally Owned and Operated Since 1936 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com

Stephanie Connell | Broker Associate A Distinctly Different Agent 314.265.4739 | stephanieconnellstlhomes.com 15+ Years of Experience Lifetime Sales of Over $113,000,000 Broker Associate as of 2015 In today’s increasingly complex and competitive real estate market, buyers and sellers of luxury homes need an edge to ensure a smooth transaction. Experienced buyers and sellers lean on Stephanie for that edge.

Here’s What Her Clients Are Saying: Contact Stephanie at stephanieconnellstlhomes.com or 314.265.4739.

“We enjoyed working with Stephanie and would recommend her without reserve as a Realtor. We contacted her about selling our house and she instantly responded and had comparables ready and comprehensive knowledge of the neighborhood. She knew how to market it, what to fix, what not to fix, etc. We loved her professionalism, politeness, and extensive knowledge. We would wholeheartedly recommend Stephanie to anyone looking to sell their house in the St. Louis area.” -Seller

NEW LISTING 547 Tregaron Place | Frontenac | 63131 Offered at $1,149,900

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THE #1 AGENT IN THE LADUE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN 2016 CONTACT ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION CELL 314.607.5555 EMAIL TED@TEDWIGHT.COM WEBSITE TEDWIGHTREALESTATE.COM SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN ST. LOUIS WWW.STLOUIS.STYLE OFFICE 314.725.0009

BE CAPTIVATED BY THIS EXCEPTIONAL HOME 110 DIELMAN ROAD LADUE $1,749,000 110Dielman.com

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when you are ready to live well.

Doug Cohen has been in the real estate business for 30 years. He spent the first 12 renovating more modestly priced homes, then made the jump to new construction, starting Douglas Properties in 1998. In this capacity, he was the builder of several well-known midrise condominiums in the Clayton area. They are located on Brighton Way near Shaw Park, Cromwell Drive in the Moorlands & a soon to be marketed 18 unit condominium complex at 900 Mcknight Road in University City where each condo will be offered for $269,900! The company is best known for building luxury single family homes in the central corridor. Many of the homes are in the Olivette area, where Doug and his family reside; others are in Frontenac, Creve Coeur, Ladue and Clayton. In the 2016 calendar year, Douglas Properties built 10 homes—an impressive number for an ‘infill builder, especially a ‘one-man-shop.’ The secret, Doug says, is to “generally use the same sub contractors, so they learn how I expect them to perform.” Doug’s wife of 15 years, Esther, is also involved with the company, selecting all the finishes for spec homes. That arrangement, he says, resembles an HGTV reality show where “I am focused on trying to curtail over-budget selections, and she complains when over-budget items are set to be rejected!” (She usually wins the argument and they end up looking awesome once they are added to the home, he says.) The company is moving into yet a new, higher-priced phase, with four homes that are either already started or soon to break ground: Frontenac Estates, Alexander Drive in Clayton, Sunnymeade Drive in Ladue and Stoneleigh Towers in Olivette. So it looks like 2017 is going to be another banner year for Douglas Properties!

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24 OvErbrOOk DrivE | LADuE $2,999,000

Luxury Living on 3.8 Acres in the Heart of Ladue.

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11 Brentmoor Park in Clayton Stunning renovation by Higgonbotham, this combination of state of the art finishes and historic original features on a 1.6 acre lot in Brentmoor Park create a modern elegance buyers crave! The entryway pulls you into a music room that overlooks the 3 French doors leading out to loggia with a spectacular view of the grounds. Original stained glass windows in the renovated main floor wine room, complete with a custom wall/wine cooler. New chef’s kitchen

offers top-of-the-line appliances and finishes. The renovated Butler’s Pantry expands storage and entertaining flow. Master suite offers custom his/her walk-in closets, gorgeous master bath, and sunroom off the bedroom. Custom high quality 18 zone audio /video automation system installed by Eco High Fidelity and Fusion Media. 2nd floor laundry/utility room. 3 additional 2nd floor en suites each completely renovated and unique.

Offered at $3,775,000.

janet

mc afee REAL ESTATE

janet mcafee inc 9889 clayton road saint louis, missouri 63124 314.997.4800 www.janetmcafee.com

katie curran 314.570.0418 katiedcurran@gmail.com

susan hurley

314.308.6636 susanhurleyhomes@gmail.com

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HOME IMPROVEMENT

SERVICES $ CASH 4 OLD STUFF $

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CALL + JANIE SUMNER = 314.749.7078 EMAIL + JSUMNER@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM

ACCOUNTING/TAXES

CLEANING SERVICES

FOR SALE

QUICKBOOKS HELP

BRIGHT CLEANING SPECIALIST

QUEEN SIZE SOFA SLEEPER Brand new Dryden queen size sleeper sofa in Prussian blue fabric with hickory legs. Check crateandbarrel.com to view or see model in store. Originally $1899 plus tax and freight. Now $1500 with no waiting for custom piece to be made. Can be picked up immediately in Clayton or delivered for $99. (314) 240-5687

Small Businesses & Individuals

We Specialize in Chandelier Cleaning

Accountant - 30 years experience. Will teach you QuickBooks or process for you.

Cheerful resolution of any quagmire.

Jane Fitzgerald 314-680-2929

ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES

Drapery Cleaning On-Site Pressure Washing And Much More Over 21 Years of Service 314-484-0128 BrightClean.net

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE

Affordable Cleaning for any Budget

Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly, Move-in & Move-out Insured & Bonded Satisfaction Guaranteed Family Owned & Operated Call 314-426-3838 ***$10 OFF New Customers***

February 20, 2017 10 am – 6 pm

Warson Woods Antique Gallery 10091 Manchester Rd. St. Louis, MO 63122 www.warsonwoodsantiques.com

CLEANING SERVICES

CLEANING BY OLLINGER, LLC Deep & detailed cleaning. We are professional & experienced. Green products available. Excellent references & Insured. We even do laundry grocery shop! 314-660-2006

SCRUBBY DUTCH CLEANING

DAZEY HOUSE CLEANING Established in 1997 Call Linda at 314-898-3524

Family Owned & Operated Since 1983

Bonded • Insured • Supervised $10 Off For 1st Time Customers Free Estimates by Phone Satisfaction Guaranteed 314-849-4666 or 636-926-0555 www.scrubbydutch.com

GUTTERS/ROOFING THE GUTTER GUY

Cleaning, Repairs, Drainage Solutions, Screen Installation & Window Cleaning Professional, Reliable & Insured No Mess Left Behind • Free Estimates Contact Tony 314-413-2888 thegutterguy-stl@hotmail.com

HOME HEALTHCARE

St. LouiS

St. CharLeS

314.631.1989 636.724.4357

“Helping people remain independent & safe at home.” -Allen and Sally Serfas, Founders

ESTATE SALES HERITAGE ESTATE SALES, LLC

AssistanceAtHome.com

Estate Sales & Private Brokering www.heritage-stl.com Krys Galakatos (314) 732-3018

HOME IMPROVEMENT

FOR SALE

REMODEL & REPAIR

MAID TO CLEAN

I Love To Clean! Let Me Show You! Deep, Thorough & Detailed Cleaning,

plus Move-In & Move-Out My Job Isn’t Done Until You Are 100% Satisfied. 15 Years Experience. Excellent Ref’s. Please Call Dana - 636-577-7158

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CARDINALS TICKETS • SECTION 252 • ROW 8 (LAST ROW) • SEATS 1-4- AISLE SEATS • 5 GAME MINIMUM • GAMES SPREAD ACROSS REGULAR HOME GAMES 314-960-3900 OR 314-660-4556

Rotted Wood, Painting, Tile, Drywall, Floors, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Insured. Free Estimates. 40 Years Experience. Don Phillips 314-973-8511

HELPING YOUR LOVED ONES STAY SAFE AT HOME! We Specialize in: • Fall Prevention • Grab Bars/Handrails • Pathway Lighting • Ramps • And So Much More!

314-993-4307 C.H.I. INC.

---------Light Hauling--------We Cleanup, Haul Away and/or Purchase: Garage, Estate and Moving Sales! Also, Warehouse, Business & Storage LockerLeftovers! FAY FURNITURE 618-271-8200

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Commercial & Home Interiors Interiors & Exteriors Kitchens, Baths, Basement, Room Additions, Decks, Painting, Handy-man Services, Plumbing, Electrical, Air Conditioning, Flooring: Hard-wood, Carpet, Tile, Marble & Stone. Mike Copeland 314-265-4568

A Handyman For All Your Technology Needs!

LAWN & GARDEN

314-282-6614

Fully Insured • All Work Guaranteed!

● Media/Theater Rooms ● Whole House Streaming/ Audio & Video ● Networks & Wifi ● Security Cameras ● Smart Thermostats & Locks ● Outdoor Sound Fields Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling, call us for the latest & greatest technology.

TREE SERVICES Complete Lawn Maintenance for Residential & Commercial Leaf Cleanup & Vacuuming Planting, Sodding, Seeding, Mowing, Mulching, Edging, Spraying, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Bed Maintenance, Brush Removal, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios & Drainage Work Licensed Landscape Architect/Designer For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833 www.mplandscapingstl.com

Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial Tree Pruning & Removal, Plant Healthcare Program, Deadwooding, Stump Grinding, Deep Root Fertilization, Cabling & Storm Cleanup Cary Semsar ISA Board Certified Master Arborist OH-5130B Free Estimate, Fully Insured Call 314-426-2911 www.meyertreecare.com

PAINTING M & M CUSTOM PAINTING Interior & Exterior Painting, Staining, Powerwashing, Wallpaper Removal. Insured and Free Estimates. Dependable. Owner & Operator Matt 314-401-9211

PIANO TUNING MCGREEVY PIANO

Stay Tuned for the New Year! Bill McGreevy Associate Member Piano Technicians Guild 314-335-9177 wrmcgreevy@gmail.com

TREE SERVICE PROFESSIONALS

Trimming • Deadwooding Reduction • Removals Stump grinding • Year round service • Fully insured Contact Michael Baumann for a free estimate & property inspection at 636-375-2812 You’ll be glad you called!


A Selection of 2016 Sold Listings

2 Holiday Lane in Frontenac SOLD

19 Maryhill Drive in Ladue SOLD

8253 Parkside Drive, Unit 1A in Clayton SOLD

8 Sherwyn Lane in Creve Coeur SOLD

7394 Norwood Ave. in University City SOLD

6459 Wydown Boulevard in Clayton SOLD

766 Bellerive Manor Dr. in Creve Coeur SOLD

21 Berkley Lane in Ladue SOLD

15 Portland Drive in Frontenac SOLD

26 Briarcliff in Ladue SOLD

2739 Bopp Road in Town & Country SOLD

19 Ladue Manor in Ladue SOLD

14041 Agusta Drive in Chesterfield SOLD

2 Little Lane in Ladue SOLD

315 N. Meramec Ave., Unit 15 in Clayton SOLD

13 Ladue Crest Lane in Ladue SOLD

Thank you for making me the #1 agent at Janet McAfee Real Estate. Spring is right around the corner. Contact me today for your confidential consultation. Julie Lane Broker/Sales Associate The 2016 Janet McAfee Top Agent 314.303.6504 julielane@sbcglobal.net janetmcafee.com/julielane

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