Trish Headshot animal print shirt & jacket

One of my favorite Beatles songs goes like this: Listen, do you want to know a secret?...

Well, we’ve been talking about it for weeks; and now, the secret is out! In the following pages, we reveal our 2014 Platinum List, bringing together St. Louis’ very best in shopping, dining, attractions and customer service.

Speaking of secrets, one of the categories asked readers for St. Louis’ Best-Kept Secret. Of course, the responses were subjective, but I’m happy to report that I’ve actually experienced each and every single destination. Do you know that there’s a place to immerse yourself in a sea of beautiful, fluttering blue-winged creatures? Have you ever taken your puppy on an art-appreciation excursion? Or have you been to this nature-lover’s paradise where you can hike among pinetum and native wildflowers, or along the Meramec and atop a sandstone bluff?

If any of these scenarios sounds good to you—or maybe you’re just looking for next shopping find or a new place to try for brunch—have we got the list for you!