Trish La Patisserie Chouquette Teal
Trish Muyco-Tobin photo by Sarah Crowder; makeup by Amy Koehler; hair by Ren Binder of Renditions Salon. Shot on location at La Patisserie Chouquette.

On a recent calm, cool spring evening, St. Louis Union Station was all aglow, as it officially heralded a new era in its glorious history. The Muyco-Tobins found themselves among local ‘glitterati,’ dressed to the nines and prepared to embark on an historic excursion. Outside, a line of vintage luxury passenger cars awaited, ready to take us on a two-hour ride through town for a preview of what’s in store this summer: the return of train service to what was once one of America’s grandest terminals. Soon, passengers departing from Union Station will have their choice of excursions to Chicago, Kansas City or Missouri Wine Country.

Before our train ride, we gathered inside for a show—a jaw-dropping 3-D light, video and sound display, which unfolded across the Grand Hall’s 65-foot ceiling. Narrated by St. Louis native John Goodman, the show not only pays homage to the city’s past, it also imagines what’s next. One can’t help but feel the anticipation as Mr. Goodman’s booming voice declared, The city’s jewel shines on…

Our coverage begins on p. 6.