September 2011


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Salt 4356 Lindell Central West End 314-932-5787 Dinner Wed–Sun, brunch Sat–Sun Dress: Yes, it’s a former funeral parlor, but there’s no need to dress accordingly. Averag... Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

200 N. Kirkwood Kirkwood 314-984-8899 Lunch and dinner daily Not long ago, the new Ranoush was a humble—and vacant—former Velvet Freeze on a corner in downtown Kirkwood. Syr... Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Master of the garden Read more

Fall's fashions seduce with deep glowing reds, exotic materials, and structured lines. Read more


Welcome the new class of St. Louis' most stylish Read more


THEATER & DANCE The Addams Family Fox Theatre, September 27 through October 9 When Charles Addams first published his Addams Family cartoons in The New Yorker in 1938, he probably didn’t th... Read more


Photographs by Frank Di Piazza

Kiel Opera House has been rechristened the Peabody and is finally opening after two decades of false starts, failed plans, and sticky politics. But does St. Louis have the audience to support it—and every other large venue in town? Read more

Guests got a sneak peek at Nordstrom at the Saint Louis Galleria at the Nordstrom Grand Opening Gala: an evening of fun, fashion, and food and raised money for COCA, Contemporary Art Museum, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Saint Louis Art Museum. Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Sure, driving to Chicago is easier than navigating West County’s Manchester Road—but this Italian eatery’s worth it. Read more

Restaurant Reviews


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

People in retirement communities are sitting around tables arguing about the causes of happiness, the importance of doubt, the definition of luck... Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Plaid laptop bag, $68. Ziezo, 6394 Delmar, 314-725-9602. Tan-and-mustard leather Lane Lines bag, $278. Anthropologie, Saint Louis Galleria, 314-727-7419, . Antonio Melani S... Read more



Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

When Soulard resident Rebecca Routson appeared on TLC’s Extreme Couponing earlier this year, she spent five hours in Shop ’n Save with her boyfriend, Chris Kervick—and whittled her bill from $562... Read more


Illustration by Phil Wrigglesworth

Chowing down and cleaning up at the Gateway Cup Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

More than two years ago, photographer Michael Eastman stepped inside Kiel Opera House to shoot a series of photos for this magazine’s pages. Standing inside the cavernous building, Eastman aimed hi... Read more

The 10th annual Spatacular featured an evening of salon and spa services, a silent auction, raffles, door prizes and an Aveda gift bag for each guest. Proceeds benefitted Friends of Kids with Cancer. Read more

Spectators enjoyed a breathtaking view of inflated balloons lighted by their burners at the Balloon Glow in Forest Park and a fireworks display finale. Read more

From Spain to Costa Rica to Singapore, St. Louis Magazine had a travel-filled summer, thanks to our readers who packed a favorite issue in their luggage, and let St. Louis Magazine be a part of their memorable vacation. Thank you to everyone who participated—we are still all smiles. Wanna know who won the grand prize of two round-trip American Airlines tickets? Check out the October issue of St. Louis Magazine. Read more

Danny Amendola and his St. Louis Rams teammates traded in their uniforms and helmets for plates and aprons to serve guests at Morton's The Steakhouse in Clayton to benefit the Catches for Kids Foundation. Read more

Guests had the best view of St. Louis' biggest art fair while sipping cocktails and munching on hors d'oeurves on the rooftop terrace of the Campbell House Museum in Clayton. Read more

Therapeutic Horsemanship held a fun afternoon of fine wine, polo, children's activities, pony rides, rider demonstrations & half-time golf cart polo at the McGehee Polo Fields at Spirit Valley Farms. Read more