June 2014


St. Louis Magazine’s June issue is out now, and it’s all about what’s new in brew! Discover 45 bars, brewpubs, and beer joints—plus the best beer lists, tasting tours, and breweries on the rise. Also inside: a guide to wedding season in St. Louis, a transgender teen’s story, and much more. Pick up your copy today!


Photography by Mark Gilliland

Jarek Steele co-owns Left Bank Books, a rarified center of literature and politics created in part by his wife, Kris Kleindienst... Read more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Local business leaders talk about retaining talented young people, but sometimes, the call of the coasts can’t be ignored. That was the case for Jerry Schlichter. The Mascoutah, Ill., native went w... Read more


Kevin A. Roberts

Styling by Helene Sayad. Photography by Kevin A. Roberts. Florals, the dress, decor, and more for a beautiful vineyard wedding Read more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Amorsel of meat and a drop of alcohol—these, Nepalese tradition has it, are the first food and drink given to a newborn. So we figured, why not invite someone from Nepal to join us at a chophouse w... Read more

Restaurant Reviews


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

When a child needs to be airlifted to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for emergency care, Skip Barthle gets the call. As senior lead pilot for the KidsFlight program, he swoops down like an angel t... Read more


Illustration by Sarah Ferone

How to weather the storm—and still get wed. Read more

Angels in the Garden Walk and Garden Party Held every other year, this event, sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, tours six gardens in University City, Olivette, and Ladue. $25 before Ju... Read more

Outdoor Living


Illustration by Lisa Fields

Locals on Jeopardy! Read more


Image courtesy of Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Opera is always about transformation—but how does one become someone as formidable as Gertrude Stein? Stephanie Blythe’s laugh tumbles like kids rolling downhill. “I don’t think you become anythi... Read more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

It is worth popping into Arlene Lilie Interior Design & Sohaila ( 4739 McPherson, 314-367-4000, ), a mother-and-daughter–owned business in the Central West End, if only to see the ... Read more

Interior Design


Courtesy of Circus Flora

For its 28th season, Circus Flora is raising the big top in its usual spot behind Powell Hall in Grand Center—but it has all kinds of new stuff up its puffy clown sleeve. First, it’s partnering wit... Read more

Connecting pop icons to the world's most ubiquitous actor Read more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Casual, playful weekend essentials for every man’s closet Read more

Raising the Bar Six watering holes with impressive selections 21st Street Brewers Bar We’re not sure what we like the most: the slew of available brews, the rathskellar vibe,... Read more



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Colorful fall foliage created a stunning backdrop to this couple's Hermann wine-country wedding at Hermann Hill Vineyard, Inn and Spa. In an event replet... Read more



Photography by Aaron Bunse

Opening a theater in 1913 featuring German-speaking plays would be a classic case of bad timing. Deutschland went to war with the world the following year, and the Victoria Theater went dark. It re... Read more


Photography courtesy of Chandler Hill Vineyards

These nearby Missouri wineries offer extensive options for a stunning wedding. Read more



Heather Roth Fine Art Photography

After this couple’s ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, the Funky Butt Brass Band entertained guests at a pool cocktail... Read more



Photography by Matt Marcinkowski

Transgender identity is emerging as the next civil-rights frontier. But there still aren’t any easy answers to the question this St. Louis family faced: Do you let your 12-year-old tough it out in a body that doesn’t feel like hers, or take medical s Read more


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This couple's over-the-top wedding took guests down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland themed brunch wedding at the Lemp Mansion. The incredib... Read more