July 2006

As told to Jeannette Batz Cooperman Photograph by Mark Gilliland Daughter of a Cuban horse trainer, Anna Navarro came to the United States at 12 and “learned in short order how to enter an environ... more

By Stefanie Ellis Photograph by Danny Elchert Grown-ups have always had the good fortune of fun drinks. We get martinis, frozen drinks with umbrellas in them and all kinds of libations that you ca... more

Culvert photograph by Danny Elchert Flung across Thomas Jefferson’s lap in the atrium of the Missouri Historical Society ... puddling blood on the downtown library’s famous glass-floored stacks ... ... more

By Martha K. Baker Photograph by Danny Elchert Rae Mohrmann moved into the Old Ferguson West neighborhood 28 years ago, back when downtown Ferguson, which included a movie theater and a bowling al... more

By Matthew Halverson Photograph by Katherine Bish You have to be a risk-taker to open a nightclub. Party people will love you and leave you quicker than you can say “appletini,” and, before you kn... more

By Steve Pick It’s 1976, and many Americans have just discovered The Harder They Come , a cult movie about a Jamaican outlaw who became a reggae star. For most of us, it’s an initiation into a ... more

By Alexi Zentner Photograph by Katherine Bish  Kyo fits nicely into the hip environs of Washington Avenue. On the lower level, booths frame an open area where the beautiful people stand, and those... more

By Suzy Bacino Photographs by Mark Gilliland road thrill Lust, Bentley be thy name. The Continental GT convertible seats four, but you’ll want it all to yourself. Don’t hit the gas just yet, thoug... more


By Sarah Baicker Photograph by Sarah Carmody Last December, Laura Bryan, 27, bought a pair of gorgeous, gold heels. Excited to show them off, she wore them to her next party. Laughing gaily, she g... more

By Alexi Zentner Photographs by Katherine Bish If you’re like us, the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Argentine food—if you think about Argentine food—is beef. People who’ve be... more


By Stefene Russell In 1966, a Chicago bellhop named Ted Serios became famous for claiming that he could burn images onto Polaroid film with the power of his mind. Holding a little black tube he call... more

NASCAR Driver By Leslie Gibson McCarthy Son of legendary short-track driver Russ Wallace and brother of NASCAR stars Rusty (retired) and Mike (still racing), Kenny Wallace is the youngest in St. L... more

By Dave Lowry Photograph by Katherine Bish This always happens. We get some boondoggle—this time it was the private tour of the kitchens and food booths at the new Busch Stadium we were offered la... more

Designer and textile artist Katie Kantley takes the silk road By Jeannette Batz Cooperman Photograph by Frank Di Piazza In London and Paris, Katie Kantley learned the traditional couture techniq... more

By Lynnda Greene Photograph courtesy of Alexandra Ballet Ballet’s history is relatively short; less than 400 years as the formal art we know. Americans knew little of it until the young George Bal... more

The French define chemistry a little differently By Susan Caba You only know that Sylvie Chantecaille is wearing makeup because you’re looking for it. Founder of the makeup line that bears her nam... more

An old St. Louis standard is reborn with a new look and a simple yet sophisticated menu By Dave Lowry Photographs by Katherine Bish Busch’s Grove. For years the name epitomized genteel, gracious... more

By-the-hour is the new free for the girls who get paid to soiree By David O’Neill Photograph by Katherine Bish These days, there’s a party for everything. Movie premieres and nose-to-the-heavens... more

Is this the beginning of the end of Fair St. Louis as we know it? By Matthew Halverson Photograph courtesy of Fair St. Louis Blame it on the Black Eyed Peas. The multi-platinum pop rap group pro... more

The genteel hit men of St. Louis’ “vintage base ball” league By Daniel Durchholz Photograph by Mark Gilliland Should you stroll into Lafayette Park on a weekend afternoon and see a group of men ... more