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May 2014

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St. Louis Magazine’s May issue is all about our great outdoors! Read about 50 parks where you can hike, bike, and explore without leaving town. Also inside: the annual Excellence in Nursing Awards, a conversation with sportscaster Tim McCarver, and an in-depth look at the death penalty in Missouri. Pick up your copies today!

Do you love St. Louis parks? In honor of  SLM 's "Park Place" feature in the May issue, we want to know your favorites! From the best nature parks to the best historical parks, vote for your fav... Read more

August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Center Watch for the serene view of Lake 19, located midway along the looping trail. Must-Hike Trail: Busch Hiking and Biking Trail Distance : 3.2 miles ... Read more

Outdoors

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Courtesy of Boxing Clever

Boxing Clever is a growing creative group, a downtown ad-and-design agency with an eclectic range of clients. It’s also a record label—and soon, a book publisher, along with a few other things that... Read more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

They balance balls on their noses, jump through hoops, and sometimes kiss an audience member. They’re the sea lions of the Saint Louis Zoo ( stlzoo.org ), and trainer Ashley Duflo is their best bud... Read more

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Photography by Kate Munsch

Mizrahi returns to town for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' The Magic Flute Read more

Culture

Lafayette Park The oldest park in St. Louis, Lafayette is a perfect square, surrounded by Victorian architecture. Enter through any of several wrought-iron gates, and make your way toward the ce... Read more

Klondike Park Here’s how to make a single weekend both rugged and civilized: 1. Reserve a camping spot at Klondike Park ideally, a primitive site tucked away from others for a Friday night, and ... Read more

Where to go for sports, strolling, nature, hiking, history, and more Read more

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Citygarden Igor Mitoraj’s sculpture Eros Bendato (that wonderful giant head) is one of the landmark sculptures here. In nice weather, sit and watch: Not a moment will pass without someone peepin... Read more

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Photography by Alise O'Brien

William Shearburn reestablishes his St. Louis roots with a truly gorgeous new gallery space. Read more

Interior Design

First Bite: The Salted Pig from St. Louis Magazine on Vimeo . Like a star baseball player, Mike Del Pietro swings for the fences. When the 47-year-old über-restaurateur acquired Frontenac G... Read more

First Bite

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

At Gringo Jones, the merchandise is eclectic, bordering on the eccentric. Read more

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Photography courtesy of TR,I Architects

400 DeMun Clayton 314-725-4999 wilsonschool.com The Wilson School may be a century old, but its use of technology has rocketed it into the future. Headmaster Thad Falkner explains that the... Read more

Boulee Marilyn techno dress

Kevin A. Roberts

By Helene Sayad Black and white have always made a strong design combo, bringing to mind memories of old Hollywood. Designer Dorothy Draper often used the combination in furniture and home designs, an... Read more

Culture

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Photography by Wesley Law

Sometimes a police dog can accomplish what guns and sirens can’t. Read more

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Photography Courtesy of Missouri History Museum

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Designer Timo Weiland has gone from the Midwest to New York's hottest runways. Read more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

When seasoned diners tell you, “Don’t ever go to a slow sushi place,” they’re not talking about the Drunken Fish, a locally hatched stringer of sushi restaurants created by neophyte Munsok So when ... Read more

Tilles Park Though known for its holiday lights display, St. Louis County’s Tilles Park draws St. Louisans year-round. Approximately 1,200 to 1,500 people visit the park every day, says Mike Fla... Read more