January 2009

Flowers, wedding tulle and desserts were in abundance at St. Louis Magazine's Unveiled Bridal Show at the Chase Park Plaza. Brides-to-be chatted with 40 exclusive wedding vendors while sipping on mimo... Read more

The Khorassan Ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza was the site of the 2009 St. Louis Arts Awards, presented by the Arts and Education Council. The evening included dinner, an awards presentation and en... Read more

The Holga Camera is an unlikely art star—it’s a Chinese toy camera that’s notorious for light leaks, blurring, distortions and overexposure. The back panel tends to fall off, so in the freakin’ Holga... Read more


Photograph by Greg Rannells

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If a traditional June wedding leaves you feeling a little tired and uninspired, a seasonally themed wedding might be the special touch you hadn’t considered. Read more


Photograph Courtesy of the Missouri State Archives

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Photograph by Krista Sucher

Young filmmaker Joe Leonard tackles huge topics—national tragedy, generational identity, American anomie—in small, elegant ways. But with a possible Sundance acceptance of his new movie, this understated artist may be on the verge of big things Read more


Photograph by Nick Schnelle

Metro Theater Company’s production pulls no punches in reviving a civil-rights classic for young audiences By Margaret Bauer Read more


Illustration by Travis Foster

A youth-focused dental program lives up to its name Read more


Illustration by Travis Foster

Can the green movement come to the dentist’s chair? Read more


Illustration by Travis Foster

Go back to the basics for healthy teeth Read more


Photographs by Whitney Curtis

St. Louis’ fight to end homelessness has all the makings of an epic: shame, glory, scandal, triumph and an ironic twist of fate Read more

Planning a wedding in a down economy can be daunting. How do you keep it personal, keep it together and keep your guests entertained while maintaining the bottom line? We talked to nearly a dozen local wedding planners to learn how they made their clients’ special day fabulous on a budget Read more


Photograph Courtesy of Grand Velas

Want a relaxing wedding experience? Whether your definition of relaxation includes golfing in Arizona, hiding away in the British Virgin Islands or simply letting loose with Mexican flair, one of these four destinations just might be the ticket Read more

Sure, some brides start planning their weddings in grade school, but grooms, this is your day, too. A wedding should be a celebration, not a hassle, so we asked some newlywed men what they think are the best ways to be helpful, avoid headaches and, most important, let it all soak in Read more


Photograph by Katie Clancy

One of the city’s premier pastry chefs helps one couple’s duct-tape dreams come true Read more


Photograph by Katherine Bish

SLM talks to wedding and event planner Rachel McCalla, founder of Lucky You Productions, about environmental-friendly weddings—and learns a lot in the process. Turns out it’s not so tough to go green here after all Read more


Photograph by Susan Jackson

Longing to spend hours sitting by the fire in a cozy sweater this winter? Read more


Photograph by Mark Gilliland

David Van Camp, Ice Sculptor Read more


Photograph Courtesy of Scotttrade Center

What impression has the Lou made on AC/DC? Read more