December 2011

Community leaders Elizabeth Heitman, Gloria Ross, Jeigh Singleton and Carol Voss were awarded the Sheer Elegance Award for their achievements in a variety of areas at Mathews-Dickey's Sheer Elegance No. 23 Fashion Show at the Chase Park Plaza. Read more

The annual Snow Ball to benefit Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri (MHA) was held at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Read more

The Missouri Coin Company Y98 MISTLETOE SHOW at the Peabody Opera House featured multi-platinum artists The Fray, O.A.R, Colbie Caillat, and Andy Grammer. Read more

Washington University in St. Louis, University College in Arts & Sciences hosted an International Affairs Reception at Jimmy's on the Park in Clayton that featured a presentation by Prof. Marvin Marcus on Japan and its recovery. Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

A mother/daughter team serves up home-style Bosnian fare. Read more


Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

The Block is part restaurant, part butcher shop. Read more

Restaurant Reviews


Photographs by Matthew O'Shea

He's spent his life in a pub and come away with the equivalent of three Ph.D.s—and more insight into human nature than most of us could bear. Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Charlene Bry’s new book, Ladue Found , is already in its second printing, and it’s little wonder. The nation’s 28th-wealthiest city packs a lot of secrets, customs, and history into its 8.6 square... Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts; bottles provided by The Wine Merchant

Seek out "grower champagnes." Read more



Photograph by Paul Ockrassa, from the collection of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

In the ’30s, every big city had another little city within its borders, built near train tracks or industrial waterways or dumps. It was where you went after you lost your job and your house, where... Read more



Photographs by Mark Schiefelbein

Part 1: The Tornado It was a lazy Sunday afternoon, and Jennifer Donaldson decided to take a nap. She had worked late at Freeman Hospital the night before, so she wasted little time climbing to ... Read more

Banjo lessons. Yoga classes. Welding. Carpentry. Honey. Handmade stuffed animals. Jewelry. Hair wraps. Apple-cranberry pie. GRE tutoring. Portraits. Thai massage. Wine classes. Fig cultivars. Spani... Read more


Illustration by Eva Vazquez

I sat in a diner with Rocco, a lifelong drug user and motorcyclist with a penchant for insane blondes. When I reached for the plastic pepper mill to season my eggs, he shook his head. “I wouldn’... Read more


Photograph by Signature Studio

Raise your hand if you’ve been to Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, a drag show at the Grey Fox Pub, or the Saxquest Saxophone Museum. Amanda Doyle has. She’s been just about everywhere in the metro a... Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

It normally takes considerably longer than a day to build a marionette from scratch, explains Dug Feltch, vice president/puppeteer at Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes. But when producers of the Science Ch... Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Bags: Vintage pillbox handbags, large totes. Furniture: Anything antique. Fashion Designers: Elie Saab, Betsey Johnson, Rodarte, local designers Michael Drummond and Laura Kathleen Planck. Shoe... Read more



Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

What do you get when you mix a lush interior with sumptuous clothes? A boutique fit for a queen. Read more

Look inside one of SLM's favorite breakfast spots. Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

It might be the state song of Kansas, but “Home on the Range” just took a local turn. David Bailey designed Baileys’ Range, a gourmet burger-and-milkshake joint, as a rural-meets-industrial-meets-c... Read more


Photograph by Mark Schiefelbein

Read more about Joplin's ongoing recovery from this spring's tornado, including information about how volunteers are helping the city get back in business. Read more