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December 2014

SLM December 2014 Cover

St. Louis Magazine’s December issue is out now, and it’s all about comfort food! Read about 50 mouthwatering, soul-satisfying dishes: fried chicken, potpie, meatloaf, and more. Plus, discover the people and places to know. Also inside: our annual guide to women’s health, great gift ideas for all interests, and a one-on-one profile with Rams punter Johnny Hekker. Pick up your copy today!

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Between politics and protests, it’s been a tumultuous fall in St. Louis. And some weather forecasters are predicting a trying winter. If ever there were a time for comfort food, this is it. After all, nothing soothes frayed nerves and warms cold... more

News

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Photography courtesy of Midwest Airborne Media

Using hand-held controllers, a TV monitor, and a gimbal that lets them move and manipulate their cameras, they began shooting photos and video of local landmarks from fresh vantage points. more

News

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The O-scale diesel engine hums down the track, pulling a parade of freight cars across the countryside, over rolling hills, past lush stands of trees. It passes a mine, a Harley-Davidson dealership, and a meatpacking plant. more

News

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Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Sure, holiday light displays might strain the power grid and burn some extra fossil fuels, but there’s just something magical, something truly and honestly special, about the look on a child’s face as he or she marvels at these shining scenes. more

News

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Photography by Katherine Bish; gear provided by The Alpine Shop

Tom Boldt didn’t learn to snowboard in St. Louis. But at some point during family vacations in Colorado, the kid got good. more

Sports

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Kevin A. Roberts

Embellished items make a strong statement this holiday season. more

Culture

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Courtesy of Opening Ceremony

A look at eight boutiques worth a visit more

Culture

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Tower Grove Park director John Karel has overseen the transformation of the city’s second-largest park from neglect to restored 19th-century splendor. After 27 years on the job, Karel, who retires this month, offers some perspective. more

News

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Kevin A. Roberts

The CEO of digital creative firm B/C Designers blends style and strategy. more

Culture

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Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

Hotel ballrooms are generally remembered more for dinners dished out to the masses than for their superior design notes. Things are done differently at The Ritz, though. more

Design

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Kevin A. Roberts

After creating its own niche, this store thrives downtown. more

Design

Nothing brings out the fa-la-la of the holidays like picturing the season during the Victorian era. more

Design

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Alise O'Brien

There’s no need to go out when there’s a theater at home. more

Interior Design

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Kevin A. Roberts

These twins’ bespoke touches go beyond the cuff. more

Culture

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

A mobile-home park’s not what you expect to find here. more

News

For a few years now, I’ve been warning that all signs pointed to the likelihood that the St. Louis Rams would bolt out of town at the earliest opportunity. This earned me the distinction of having been dubbed the original Chicken Little... more

Think Again

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Photography by Ashley Gieseking

Mac and cheese offers comfort in so many ways. more

Dining

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Ashley Gieseking

Vote for your favorites weekly more

Dining