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The right-hand ring grew as a fashion statement that symbolized independence and growing spending power for women in the early 2000s. Today, it still proves a significant style choice \u2013 and in St. Louis, Genovese Jewelers has cornered the market on it.

\u201cAbout 15 years ago, we saw this big shift from women receiving jewelry as a traditional gift given by their husbands for an anniversary or birthday to women buying jewelry for themselves,\u201d president Joe Genovese says. \u201cWe had to become fashion-forward. With the majority of women working, especially since that surge 20 years ago, they no longer have to ask permission from their husbands to purchase jewelry. They make the money now to buy it themselves.\u201d

Right-hand rings at Genovese are reasonably priced, too \u2013 anywhere from $300 to $3,000. The true value, though, comes with the design. \u201cWhat came into style back then is still [relevant] today: an ornate, open design, with filigree and width,\u201d Genovese describes. \u201cA right-hand ring can\u2019t be bread-and-butter, no three-stone diamond ring. It has to be unique and with a little bling. Typically, right-hand rings are made of white diamonds. In the past few years, we\u2019ve done a tremendous amount with yellow and rose gold as well.\u201d

Genovese Jewelers, one of the largest jewelers in the country, has a history of innovative design and an incomparable selection. Genovese believes the difference in the company\u2019s service is evident from the moment you first walk in the store. \u201cA core behavior of every salesperson is to greet [customers] quickly and warmly, and offer a beverage, whether it be a beer, wine, Champagne or soft drink,\u201d he says. \u201cWe encourage the customer to look around. Once seated, we pull out all the pieces related to what they are looking for, so they can try them on. In those rare occasions when one doesn\u2019t look good on, we\u2019re honest and tell them.\u201d

That kind of transparency throughout the process, from sketch to computer-edited and wax design to finished product, ensures clients get exactly what they want. \u201cWe do a rough drawing [based on] what they want, like something a 3-year-old drew, and it always amazes them that we create this beautiful piece of jewelry based off of this terrible picture,\u201d Genovese says. \u201cThe process can go anywhere from a week to three weeks. You get something of tremendous value for less money than you can find anywhere else in the states or overseas \u2013 and it\u2019s manufactured right here in St. Louis.\u201d

Genovese Jewelers, 12460 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314-878-6203, genovesejewelers.com

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MISSION

Burns Recovered sets out to assist survivors by supporting medical facilities, educating the public and more. \u201cOne of the things burn survivors struggle with is getting back to a level where they feel more themselves,\u201d executive director Lynn Huelsmann shares. \u201cOur goal is to see every survivor live life to the fullest \u2013 without fear, limitation or insecurity.\u201d

HISTORY

Formed in 1983 by a group of burn survivors, alongside members of the Mercy Medical Center\u2019s burn care team, Burns Recovered sought rehabilitation for survivors at a level more than skin-deep. One of the significant ways the nonprofit organization seeks to heal is by building confidence in young survivors through a camp, where children can feel comfortable in their own skin.

\u201cThe woman who started the Burns Recovered camp is a friend of mine,\u201d Sheri Sherman, event co-chair of the upcoming More Than a Fashion Show, says. \u201cHer husband was severely burned when their car blew up in their driveway. She developed this camp \u2013 and not one child has to pay for it. They get to experience first-time friendships.\u201d They don\u2019t have to be afraid to go to the public pool.\u201d Funds raised through events, such as the upcoming fashion show with Neiman Marcus (see sidebar), go to essentials for campers, scholarships for higher education and adventures throughout the year.

\u201cThis year is our 21st camp for youth, ages 6 to 17, who have survived a severe burn injury,\u201d executive director Lynn Huelsmann says. \u201cOver 21 years, we\u2019ve helped more than 1,000 kids. Many of them have moved on to become counselors and stayed engaged in the community.\u201d

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Huelsmann explains the most important part of helping survivors to rehabilitate after a severe burn: \u201cThe first, and most urgent, need for burn survivors is peer support. Immediately after a burn, survivors are trying to wrap their minds around not just the physical trauma but also the mental challenge. Other survivors go to the burn unit to offer support as co-survivors. This gives an immediate level of hope, showing there is definitely life after injury.\u201d Burns Recovered also educates the community on burn prevention.

Every year, the organization teams up with Neiman Marcus at Plaza Frontenac to host a fashion event unlike any other. \u201cNeiman Marcus puts on a world-class fashion show \u2013 something you would find in Paris or New York \u2013 with campers participating,\u201d Sherman shares. \u201cKids of various ages speak about their camp experiences. People are extremely moved by their words and the truly life-changing effects of the camp. You likely won\u2019t see a dry eye in the house.\u201d

Kate Duryea, event co-chair, looks forward to a fun evening with friends. \u201cI was drawn to this organization because of the women who organized it and what it does for the children in our community,\u201d she says. \u201cPeople can look forward to a great evening that touches your heart.\u201d

Huelsmann believes Neiman Marcus is the perfect partner because the company recognizes beauty both inside and out. \u201cYour external being is your wrapping paper, and as people get to know you, they see the gift underneath,\u201d she says. \u201cA medical professional will tell you a burn injury is one of the most difficult, painful things to overcome emotionally, physically and mentally. To overcome these shocking injuries takes courage, bravery and resilience \u2013 and we [at Burns Recovered] play a small role in that process, if we can. It is a privilege to serve such incredible people.\u201d

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE

5th Anniversary More Than a Fashion Show

Sept. 7 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Neiman Marcus St. Louis at Plaza Frontenac

Sponsored by:

Bengelina Hospitality Group

Berger, Cohen & Brandt, L.C.

BrickTop\u2019s

Destination Pictures

DeZign to Sell

Giovanni\u2019s Kitchen

Marvin & Mickey Goldman

J. Hope Enterprises LLC

Ladue News

Chase & Lynn McKeague

Neiman Marcus

David & Annalee Nissenholtz

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Mary & Sandy Pomerantz

Peggy Ross & Pam Toder

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream

Don & Sheri Sherman

Sweetology

West End Grill & Pub

Wolfson Family Foundation

Zodiac

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Lilly Pulitzer, an American Resort Wear brand, cultivates a lifestyle, still proving it inspires today as much as it did when first hitting the fashion scene. \u201cCreated in the late 1950s, Lilly Pulitzer [has] a heritage and aesthetic based on the Palm Beach resort lifestyle,\u201d Lori Ann Malugen, owner of Pink Magnolia, says. \u201cIt is unique among women\u2019s brands because of its multigenerational appeal. The \u2018Lilly Girl\u2019 lifecycle begins with infants and continues through grandmothers.\u201d

Pink Magnolia is a Signature Store that specializes in the brand. \u201cSignature Stores are independently owned and operated, and excel in the area of customer service,\u201d she explains. \u201cPink Magnolia carries 100 percent Lilly Pulitzer women\u2019s apparel, offering almost every style made in each of the four seasons, including accessories, gift and girls\u2019 apparel.\u201d

The boutique also fosters a community for Lilly fans. \u201c[I\u2019m] grateful to the community for their continued support,\u201d Malugen says. \u201cI\u2019ve always believed in giving back. Pink Magnolia supports community charities and organizations.\u201d

Malugen’s team goes above and beyond to show appreciation for customers. “Our staff will call customers when new product arrives, special order an item and gift-wrap free of charge, as well as offer hassle-free returns from lillypulitzer.com and bridal party savings,” Malugen states. “The store has a Loyalty Points reward program to continue thanking its customers. This program is getting updated and becoming even better! Pink Magnolia offers an excellent customer service experience. We assist with customer history, regarding sizes, previous purchases, et cetera – and above all, we always share our love for this unique brand.”

The impact on customers is perhaps most evident in one of Pink Magnolia\u2019s top customers, Leslie Kotiza. \u201cMaybe I was born to be a merchant; maybe it was fate,\u201d Kotiza says. \u201cI [only] know this for sure: I loved retail from the beginning. I have worked and been a customer at Pink Magnolia for 10 years \u2013 and every time I walk in, it is like coming home. Lori Ann and the rest of her staff are like family, and we pride ourselves on treating customers in the same way.\u201d Today, she and her entire family, including her daughter and three grandchildren, sport the Lilly line (as seen below).

\u201cComposed of women of all ages, the Pink Magnolia staff all share the same love of the brand,\u201d Malugen states. \u201cOur staff is knowledgeable and appreciates the history and uniqueness of the brand. Pink Magnolia is a Lilly-loving family \u2013 and the customers can see, hear and feel that genuineness in the store.\u201d

Pink Magnolia, 9810 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-997-6161, pinkmagnoliashop.com

Customer Appreciation Celebration

Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22

\u201cWe are celebrating customers with gifts, balloon-popping surprises, a raffle and tasty treats with yummy drinks,\u201d Lori Ann Malugen, the owner of Pink Magnolia, says. \u201cWe\u2019d like to thank our customers for their support and choice to shop small!\u201d

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The Laura McCarthy Real Estate team is constantly striving to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to technology and the real estate business. With a recently remodeled office, the company\u2019s agents are working together in a more collaborative space, rather than in isolated rooms.

Kathy Beilein, the company\u2019s president, noted that the brick-and-mortar design the company previously had become obsolete.

\u201cIt was built giving agents individual space where they could write contracts, etc.,\u201d she says. \u201cBut it\u2019s morphed into agents wanting collaborative space where they can work together. It\u2019s all about having a computer and all of the technology at their fingertips through the process.\u201d

Since the paperwork involved in buying or selling a home has all become digital, this new technology-focused remodel makes the process easier for both the agent and the buyer/seller.

Beilein says more desks have been added, along with two large worktables where employees and clients can spread out. If, however, an agent needs to make a private phone call or meet with a client, there are also seven private rooms.

\u201cThe attitude has shifted to being more about collaboration over isolation,\u201d she says. \u201cAgents want to have a space where they can hear what\u2019s going on and brainstorm about properties.

\u201cWe used a local architect for the basic plans and had a space designer out of New York finalize the rest,\u201d Beilein continues. \u201cShe had really good ideas and had her finger on the pulse of what the office of 2020 looks like instead of 2010. We\u2019re ahead of the game with what she helped

us do.\u201d

Being ahead of the game is important in a real estate market that\u2019s been tight lately. Beilein says though the first quarter was quick-moving this year, the market is suffering from having supply in the right price range or not having the right type of home the buyer is looking for. She says she has seen many buyers looking for ranch houses and properties under $400,000.

\u201cThat price range is what\u2019s been driving the market,\u201d she says. \u201cThe first-time buyer market is going crazy, too. It\u2019s been stronger than I\u2019ve seen in seven or eight years.\u201d

At Laura McCarthy, Beilein says staff members are \u201cvery cognizant\u201d of the kind of agent they align themselves with and, because of that, have a team that\u2019s informed, savvy, responsive and hardworking.

\u201cWe have the best agents in town,\u201d she says. \u201cYou want someone who is going to be there for you and give you the answers or be able to get them for you. Those are the kind of people we have here at Laura McCarthy.\u201d

Laura McCarthy Real Estate, 29 The Boulevard, St. Louis, 314-725-5100, lauramccarthy.com

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Porsche St. Louis has a whole new look and feel. Less than a year ago, the company opened a new, more modern dealership on South Hanley Road. The all-new dealership serves as a true destination for enthusiasts of the automotive brand in the Midwest. The 44,000-square-foot building features 17 service bays, three 66-foot climate-controlled indoor service reception lanes, a customer lounge, a boutique and an Internet caf\u00e9 with Wi-Fi.

National automotive company indiGO Auto Group formed Porsche St. Louis in 2015 after acquiring and merging Plaza Porsche and Parktown Porsche. In December 2016, the dealership was moved to a temporary location on Manchester Road while the new facility was under construction.

It proved to be worth the wait. indiGO Auto Group chairman and CEO Todd Blue says St. Louis deserves the outstanding Porsche facility.

\u201cI\u2019m so grateful to have the opportunity to share our company\u2019s passion for Porsche with the great city of St. Louis,\u201d Blue says.

Since the dealership\u2019s opening, Porsche St. Louis has become a Porsche Flagship dealership and a Porsche Premier Dealer, which allows the location to offer additional bonuses for customers. As a Porsche Flagship store, Porsche St. Louis participates in the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur program, which provides a platform for customers to order fully customized models.

The Premier Dealer designation is awarded to those Porsche dealerships that best embrace the Porsche business model, which includes the principles of achieving the highest performance in brand utilization, excelling in product representation and developing key Porsche business drivers. In following this model, Premier Dealers succeed as independent entities that routinely exceed the expectations of their customers.

\u201cTo attain Premier Dealer status in indiGO Auto Group\u2019s first full year in business of operating Porsche St. Louis when our focus was to rebuild the customer ownership experience in St. Louis is an acknowledgment of our indiGO team\u2019s hard work and a clear message that the wonderful and passionate car community in St. Louis was craving for the Porsche brand to be represented with respect and celebration,\u201d Blue says.

Shopping at Porsche St. Louis is a white-glove experience like no other. The store and the staff embrace the heritage of the Porsche brand to make car buying both exciting and enjoyable. To stay up-to-date on Porsche news and upcoming events, follow the dealership\u2019s blog and Facebook page.

Porsche St. Louis, 2970 S. Hanley Road, St. Louis, 888-377-4319, porschestlouis.com

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As classic as a black-and-white film, saying, \u201cI do,\u201d inside the beautiful ballroom of an elegant hotel still remains a picture-perfect way to be married. \u201cThere\u2019s a misconception that having your wedding at a hotel can be very expensive,\u201d Sarah Johnson, director of sales and marketing at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel St. Louis, says. \u201cBack in the day, that may have been true, but we are able to work within a range of budgets.\u201d

At the Sheraton, weddings may range from small to big, with a versatility in floor plans and a list of valued vendors at hand. \u201cWe have a number of vendors we trust to do a great job,\u201d Johnson shares. \u201cBased on what the bride and groom want, we get them in touch with the vendors, so they can morph the space into the couple\u2019s vision.\u201d

That initial consultation begins with the Sheraton\u2019s wedding specialist. \u201cOur catering manager, Deedy Johnson, takes a consultative approach with couples,\u201d Johnson says. \u201cShe guides them through [the space], learning how they envision it \u2013 down to every detail \u2013 and finding the best way to create that.\u201d

The Sheraton ensures its staff stays up to date on the latest and greatest happenings in the wedding world. \u201cDeedy can step up and say, \u2018I\u2019ve seen this on the East and West coasts. You\u2019d be the first to do that here,\u2019\u201d Johnson explains. \u201cShe attended a conference in LA and brought back a suggestion, a doughnut wall, which has been a huge hit. It\u2019s the little things she keeps up with that can really make the bride and groom\u2019s night special.\u201d

From trendsetting details to the meal served on each plate, the hotel focuses on personalizing each couple\u2019s wedding. \u201cSmaller weddings don\u2019t always, but sometimes [do], have smaller budgets,\u201d Johnson notes. \u201cIf a couple really loves the venue, but their budget isn\u2019t matching the menu prices, we are happy to sit down with them and have our chef [present] new offerings. We always do a tasting for the couple.\u201d The hotel even specializes in kosher events, being one of only five venues in St. Louis to offer a dedicated kosher kitchen.

\u201cUnlike some freestanding venues, all of your [extras like] linens, flatware, the bar and dance floor are here,\u201d Johnson says. \u201cElsewhere, they could be an additional cost. We offer it all.\u201d Set aside a block of rooms for your out-of-town guests, who will appreciate the hotel\u2019s convenient location to shopping, restaurants and more, and make your affair one to remember. The Sheraton proves the hotel wedding is never going out of style. \u00a0

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel St. Louis, 7730 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton, 314-719-4303, sheratonclaytonhotel.com

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For 60 years, Old Newsboys supporters have worked tirelessly to help hundreds of local charities.

The campaign, which was founded in 1957, is a volunteer-driven charitable project of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. To date, Old Newsboys has raised more than $20 million for local charities. Last year, campaign supporters raised nearly $700,000 for more than 200 charities in St. Louis. Billy Busch, this year\u2019s chairman, has even higher hopes for this year.

\u201cWe\u2019d love to raise close to a million dollars this year,\u201d he says. \u201cWe\u2019re helping provide care for kids and their basic needs, whether they don\u2019t have a toothbrush or shoes or school supplies.\u201d

This is Busch\u2019s second year as chairman, though he\u2019s no stranger to the Old Newsboys community. His father, Gussie Busch, chaired the campaign just 10 years after its founding.

\u201cMy favorite part of this campaign is meeting the people involved,\u201d he says. \u201cSharing a common goal as a team with all of these wonderful people who have the passion and desire to give back to St. Louis charities is great to see. People here really care about St. Louis and its children.\u201d

In addition to the 2017 goal of $1 million, Busch hopes to pass the chairperson reins on to someone new next year.

\u201cWe\u2019re always trying to find new people to get involved with the organization,\u201d he says. \u201cI\u2019m hoping to find someone [to be the 2018 chairperson] who\u2019s very passionate about these kids and giving back to St. Louis.\u201d

He doesn\u2019t anticipate this being a problem, though, since the organization has so many supportive and well-connected people involved.

\u201cWe\u2019d love to get more organizations behind us,\u201d he says. \u201cNew sponsors and new honors will help us reach that goal of $1 million. I know we can do it.\u201d

Every Thursday before Thanksgiving, supporters of Old Newsboys hit the streets of St. Louis for a special part of the campaign: Old Newsboys Day. This Nov. 16, thousands of volunteers will sell a special issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper written by local high school students. The special edition highlights\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 the regional charities that benefit from Old Newsboys funding.

\u201cOld Newsboys Day is the biggest day for our campaign,\u201d Busch says. \u201cEveryone is busy and has a lot going on, but when you see how much the people in this organization truly care about what they\u2019re doing, it\u2019s so gratifying.\u201d

This past spring, Old Newsboys was able to allocate the money raised in 2016 to local charities. Some of these included Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, St. Louis Crisis Nursery, Voices for Children and many more. The money is distributed to small nonprofits in the form of grants. Old Newsboys focuses on helping nonprofits that have small budgets and limited resources.

\u201cI\u2019m very lucky and fortunate to be the chairman of such a great organization,\u201d Busch says. \u201cTo give back to children in need is something I truly love doing.\u201d

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McKnight Place Assisted Living elevates seniors\u2019 lifestyles \u2013 and with new construction, its vision of everyday elegance is as clear as day. \u201cResidents always have had a good experience here,\u201d Bob Leonard, partner and director of operations, says. \u201cOur goal is to give a better experience by updating the community with larger living spaces and more options in this state-of-the-art living residence.\u201d

At the center of the senior living community\u2019s care is the importance placed on restoring residents\u2019 independence.

\u201cWe empower residents by offering choices,\u201d he explains. \u201cIt\u2019s hard for some people to leave their home, where they\u2019ve maybe been for 30 or sometimes 50 years. They think they are living an independent lifestyle, but by moving into a community like ours, they discover even more independence. Any kind of maintenance they\u2019ve been saddled with, such as fixing shingles or mowing the lawn, is taken care of by us. They don\u2019t have to worry about going to the grocery store. McKnight Place opens their lives to doing more of the things they want to do.\u201d

Expanding the community was a natural next step for the company. A new section of McKnight Place Assisted Living is set for completion this fall, offering larger residences and additional amenities. \u201cYou walk into the new apartments and are greeted by the look of wood as well as soft carpet,\u201d Chris Leonard, VP of GateCo Development, describes. \u201cAll living areas and bedrooms have 10-foot ceilings. Many of the apartments have walk-in closets. Apartments all offer kitchenettes, with granite counters, and large vanities. Huge Pella windows provide lots of natural light, and decorative crown molding gives a homelike feel.\u201d The bathrooms marry luxury and safety by offering spaciousness and a zero-entry shower, with grab bars available. Plus, the living spaces aren\u2019t the only areas to receive an upgrade.

\u201cThe residential lounges feature a fireplace, bookcases, lovely furniture and built-in televisions,\u201d Chris Leonard adds.

Those lounges serve as a center point for each part of the building, says Bob Leonard, which gives a feel of different neighborhoods. \u201cThe goal is to make the community feel like an all-inclusive, resort environment,\u201d he comments. Amenities go a long way to create that vibe, such as a new theater, a billiards room, a full-size gym and two courtyards connected by walking paths. Additional amenities include a greenhouse, a beauty salon and opportunities to learn from an art instructor or catch a music performance.

Even the dining experience offers individualization, with personalized menus and fantastic eating spaces, from the bistro to the two-story fine dining area. \u201cChef Anthony [Lyons] had a lot of input on the second commercial kitchen\u2019s design and equipment, so that we can have an \u00e0 la carte menu, with selections made to order for residents,\u201d Bob Leonard says. \u201cBeing our own contractor gives us so much more control over quality. We understand what our residents want \u2013 and so do our subcontractors, who have worked with us on many projects.\u201d

Chris Leonard confirms. \u201cThere is a seamless relationship between the contractor and leadership,\u201d he says, noting this allows them to closely evaluate client needs. \u201cIn the event of a power outage, we now can run 100 percent of the community\u2019s power with our new full generator backup.\u201d

McKnight Place Assisted Living is an extension of The Gatesworth, which gives residents access to a full continuum of care, from independent living to skilled nursing. The expansion opens in fall 2017 and is now accepting reservations. Once construction is complete, McKnight Place will even offer a memory care unit. \u201cWe are locally owned and operated,\u201d Bob Leonard says. \u201cThe key to our success is the management team and wonderful staff. All three owners have offices on campus. Our worry-free pricing is all-inclusive, making it simple and predictable. If your needs change, your costs won\u2019t.\u201d

McKnight Place Assisted Living, Three McKnight Place, Ladue, 314-993-3333, mcknightplace.com, gatecodevelopment.com

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If you\u2019re looking to give your patio some life this summer, look no further than Amini\u2019s.

Amini\u2019s in Chesterfield has been offering the largest selection of the top brands in outdoor furniture for decades. The family-owned company caters to all price ranges and has a knowledgeable staff that can help customers find exactly what they\u2019re looking for to spruce up summertime outdoor living spaces.

Peggy Dollard the store\u2019s outdoor furniture manager, notes that Amini\u2019s patio furniture has quickly become popular.

\u201cWe have a long history with the manufacturers we sell,\u201d she says. \u201cWe have the years under our belt and can attest to the quality of the products we\u2019re carrying.\u201d

In July, Amini\u2019s hosts an \u201cIt\u2019s Hot Why Not\u201d patio sale, where customers can save thousands of dollars on in-stock merchandise. Dollard says the sale items are ready for immediate delivery and contain full collections with all pieces, along with separate features like fire pits.

She notes that upgrading an outdoor space can be as simple as adding throw blankets and pillows, outdoor rugs and umbrellas. These items effortlessly incorporate color and texture into an outdoor entertaining space.

\u201cYou can create a new focal point to spruce up a set you already own,\u201d Dollard says. \u201cWe sell a lot of fire pits, which are perfect for creating that cozy ambiance. There are many ways you can come into [Amini\u2019s] and reaccessorize or redo your color palette.\u201d

Customers unsure of exactly how they want to upgrade their patio can receive assistance from Amini\u2019s graphic designer. She can take either a computer-aided design drawing or the patio\u2019s dimensions and present the customers with a variety of options for their outdoor area. The professional presentation can give the customers an idea of what to expect for their new space, along with price points.

\u201cWe\u2019re also happy to go to a customer\u2019s house and get an idea of their style and dimensions for the proposal,\u201d Dollard says. \u201cA lot of times, customers don\u2019t know exactly what they want, but we\u2019re here to help.\u201d

With a plethora of selections in their showroom, narrowing down options at Amini\u2019s can seem tricky. But with the right guidance, finding what\u2019s right for a space can turn into more of a fun treasure hunt.

\u201cA lot of times, people are still figuring out what they like, let alone what will fit,\u201d Dollard says. \u201cWe can help them get an idea of what will be best for their space.\u201d

Amini’s, 17377 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, 636-537-9200, aminis.com

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Leaving your home to move into a new community can be a difficult process, but when Dorothea Schmidt came to McKnight Place Assisted Living, she found a place to call home. \u201cOriginally, I moved to The Gatesworth with my husband,\u201d she says. \u201cWe liked the area and ambiance. After my husband died, I decided I needed more help and came over to McKnight Place Assisted Living.\u201d

The new administrator, Tracy Cecil, leads a dedicated team of highly trained professionals. \u201cI have visited other places but couldn\u2019t get the service or help I needed. Here, they have a wonderful staff who gives lots of attention,\u201d Schmidt shares. \u201cAll I have to do is ring a bell. Patti Romeo, the director of wellness, comes around and asks if there\u2019s anything you\u2019d like. They take care of everything.\u201d

That dedication to personal service is evident in every interaction. \u201cI\u2019m a late sleeper, so I have breakfast in my room,\u201d Schmidt says. \u201cDuring the day, menus are posted with choices. Two of us asked the chef if we could have cheese and crackers with our soup. He said that was a good idea. Now, lots of people take it that way. They also have wonderful desserts \u2013 all kinds of ice cream, pies and cakes.\u201d St. Louis specialties often are brought in, including custard from Ted Drewes and Imo\u2019s Pizza.

Currently, the community is undergoing an expansion to include 90 new suites with luxurious details, plus additional amenities and services. \u201cI\u2019m looking forward to the new building,\u201d Schmidt says. \u201cI would like a room with a walk-in closet [because] I have plenty of things to put in there.\u201d

Schmidt has found a way to keep an active lifestyle at McKnight Place. \u201cThere are all kinds of things you can do,\u201d she relates. \u201cI take exercise classes, like tai chi and stretching. I also like arts and crafts. We painted nice little jewelry boxes. I put a picture of my sister, who is no longer with me, in its lid.\u201d

\u201cWe have a beautiful garden outside that I walk around. Right now, it\u2019s in full bloom,\u201d she shares. \u201cWe have a happy hour every day. There\u2019s a birdcage in the middle of the room. When my friends come with their three young children, the kids love to run around and see all the birds. It\u2019s nice to have family spend time with me.\u201d

At McKnight Place, Schmidt has found a community where she can thrive at every age.

McKnight Place Assisted Living, Three McKnight Place, Ladue, 314-993-3333, mcknightplace.com

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Visitors to the Saint Louis Art Museum will have the chance to experience 300 years of men\u2019s fashion all in one place.

\u201cReigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015\u201d is on display at the museum from June 25 to Sept. 17 and will celebrate the rich history of men\u2019s attire through the ages.

Textile conservator Zoe Perkins and assistant curator Genevieve Cortinovis speak highly of the collection\u2019s variety and the way it\u2019s displayed.

\u201cRather than approach the exhibition chronologically, it\u2019s divided into five themes,\u201d Perkins says.

When the exhibition, which comes to St. Louis from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was originally assembled, curators kept seeing recurring themes in the clothing through the years, and decided arranging it thematically would intrigue its viewers.

\u201cThis exhibition was presented to us and was a rare opportunity for us to showcase men\u2019s costume,\u201d Perkins says. \u201cMany costume shows don\u2019t travel because of the delicacy of the clothing, so it was an opportunity we jumped on. Fashion is an art form that relates to all other arts.\u201d

Perkins says one of the exhibition\u2019s highlights is a complete zoot suit ensemble with pleated trousers.

\u201cWhile it\u2019s been documented and written about, there\u2019s only one known example to exist,\u201d Perkins says.

The exhibition contains more than 150 looks and examines how elements of the uniform have shaped fashionable dress. From the 18th-century three-piece suit to the 21st-century \u201cskinny suit,\u201d \u201cReigning Men\u201d is a journey through the themes and cultures that have shaped menswear through the years.

Cortinovis says her favorite parts of the exhibition include some of the historic and contemporary fashions. She notes the macaroni ensemble of the 1770s and the use of pastels paired with extravagant wigs.

\u201cThey\u2019ve been able to re-create so many looks,\u201d she says. \u201cThere\u2019s such an amazing amount of research, time and energy that go into the presentation of the mannequins.\u201d

Cortinovis hopes visitors will leave the exhibition with an understanding that menswear has been \u201cas dynamic and impactful as women\u2019s fashion.\u201d She says she also hopes visitors can look at fashion in the context of the Saint Louis Art Museum and other art forms and make connections between them.

Both curators note the approachability of the exhibition, saying that it\u2019s accessible and enjoyable for all people, regardless of their interests.

\u201cPeople can truly take away from it what they want. They can just look at costumes or delve deeper into the social aspect of the costumes,\u201d Perkins says. \u201cThere\u2019s something for everyone here. It\u2019s a feast for the eyes.\u201d

Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, 314-721-0072, slam.org

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Connecting with the community is pivotal to changing it for the better. Executive director Josh Wilson began with that seemingly simple idea when he founded Mission: St. Louis by creating partnerships with local schools. Those relationships broadened as the community revealed a new need.

\u201cWe are committed to addressing deep-rooted issues of poverty,\u201d Wilson says. \u201cEducation plays a big role. With Beyond School, our educational component, we focus on literacy and math \u2013 and that led us to other needs of the students and their families. We saw hope came from the idea of opportunity. How work plays into that scenario makes a big difference with identity and economically.\u201d

As a result, Beyond Jobs was born. \u201cWe take 120 guys through a yearlong process of workforce development,\u201d Wilson explains. \u201cWe became the bridge between men in our neighborhood, who were excited and motivated to change their lives, and St. Louis employers. With roughly 500 graduates coming through, we noticed some needed to work a little closer with us to become a part of the economic development of our city. We developed a social incubator by starting a thrift store, where they could enter the workforce through a training ground. That concept really flourished, serving them well by providing transferable skills to other job markets.\u201d

Revive goes beyond expectations. \u201cThis is not your typical thrift store,\u201d Wilson shares. \u201cIt\u2019s fashion-forward, with an unbelievable team behind it. It\u2019s more Anthropologie than Goodwill. It has much more of a boutique feel. We get quality items people want to wear and want to decorate their homes with \u2013 both new and used. We also partner with local businesses who donate their product to us, from dry-cleaners to jewelry stores to furniture companies - and we\u2019re always looking for additional partners.\u201d

As Mission: St. Louis proves, connecting with your community is as easy as shopping. \u201cWhen you shop at Revive, you invest in the lives of the families we serve, but also, the idea of what it looks like for a community to rally around the restoration of our city,\u201d Wilson says. \u201cThe beautiful thing about Mission: St. Louis is not just its idea of restoration in one\u2019s life but also [of one\u2019s] dignity.\u201d

Revive Thrift + Boutique, 2202 S. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, 314-776-7520, revivethrift.org

Mission: St. Louis, 3108 N. Grand, St. Louis, 314-534-1188, missionstl.org

3 ways to get involved

1. Shop. \u201cBe blown away by the quality and beauty [found at Revive Thrift],\u201d says founder and executive director Josh Wilson.

2. Donate. \u201cWith a box truck available to pick up donations, we can make it easy for you to give new life to items you once enjoyed.\u201d

3. Volunteer. \u201cBe a part of the transformation of our city.\u201d

Go to revivethrift.org or call 314-776-7520 to learn more.

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Remodeling a home is no easy feat. Many times, however, it\u2019s unnecessary to do a full home remodel when a room addition can give a client what he or she is really seeking.

Designers like Jill Worobec at Mosby Building Arts help clients achieve their dream home without having to leave the one they\u2019re in. Mosby handles ground floor additions, adding a story to the home, family room, breakfast room additions, sunroom and more. Mosby\u2019s professionals can even help clients add a new wing to their home or simply assist with space planning.

When a previous Mosby client came to Worobec looking to add a master suite and deck to her home, Worobec figured out how to best implement the vision to the University City ranch home.

For the master suite, the client planned to expand her house into her backyard. She wanted to take her current master bedroom location, flip it with the location of the guest bedroom and push the back wall out. This would enable her to have a large master bathroom with new closets. For the existing master bedroom, she sought to make it a secondary master bedroom when family came to visit.

Worobec got to work and made her client\u2019s dream a reality \u2013 all while keeping with the home\u2019s existing theme.

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She and the Mosby staff pushed the master bedroom out 3 feet and put in a new cedar deck to create a nice outdoor living area.

\u201cThe client also wanted to vault her ceiling, so we were able to do that and install a chandelier,\u201d Worobec says.

In the master bath, the client \u201chad a lot of fun shopping,\u201d Worobec says. \u201cShe was very open to not having a shower door, so we did an open shower with a rain head and handheld. We put in a half-wall and double vanity, too. It was a very confined space, but we were able to maximize it.\u201d

One key component to maximizing the space was elevating the vanities. Worobec says they sit about 9 inches off the floor to make the space appear bigger.

\u201cWe think things through very thoroughly at Mosby,\u201d Worobec says. \u201cEven in the earliest stages, we\u2019re planning how to achieve what the clients want to do. We work as a team to make sure the final outcome is exactly what the clients were expecting.\u201d

Mosby Building Arts, 645 Leffingwell Ave., Kirkwood, 314-909-1800, mosbybuildingarts.com

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The Fountains of West County echoes the sentiments of a picturesque, white-picket-fenced community, where neighbors know each other by name, and everyone seeks to be helpful and happy. \u201cWhen you walk in, it doesn\u2019t feel like a hotel \u2013 it feels like home,\u201d regional director Julie Sanford says. \u201cEvery resident has their own personality, which you can see throughout the community in each entryway.\u201d

\u201cResidents are very active,\u201d Sanford describes. \u201cWe offer transportation 7 days a week, to doctor appointments, a variety of local stores and, of course, planned activities. Just recently, our lifestyle director had a full bus with trips to to Fairmont Park and a riverboat cruise. She continues to keep our community upbeat.\u201d

The Fountains opened an assisted living and memory care addition in January 2015, expanding the campus\u2019 capabilities and providing the staff with specialized training. \u201cOur new memory care neighborhood focuses on providing meaningful days to residents with Alzheimer\u2019s and dementia-related diseases,\u201d Sanford notes. \u201cIt is important to us to offer families and their loved ones options for aging within the campus. We also are breaking ground this summer on an addition to our independent living community, which will open in the early fall 2018. It will give residents more options with larger apartments and upgraded amenities, including washers and dryers. There will be new community spaces, including a multipurpose craft room, card rooms, a social center and a Starbucks coffee bar for residents.\u201d

The most important part of the health care community is its foundation of local ownership, which determines the best ways to expand based on what residents need most.

\u201cThe owners are on-site and accessible to the staff and residents,\u201d Sanford says. \u201cOur owners are involved in the day-to-day operations, allowing our team to provide 100 percent resident-centered care.\u201d

Co-owner Janie Gammon has always been a part of health care communities, which has strongly influenced her life pursuits. \u201cMy parents had a residential facility,\u201d she shares. \u201cI have a background in nursing. This has been a passion of mine for nearly 40 years. Residents are like family to us.\u201d

Gammon\u2019s straightforward dedication has passed onto the staff. \u201cWe want residents to live [according to] their own lifestyles,\u201d Sanford states. \u201cWe provide meals, outings, in-house events and shows.\u201d The energetic vibe is evident throughout the campus, allowing each person with a desire to live his or her best life.

The Fountains of West County, 15826 Clayton Road, Ellisville, 636-779-2600, fountainsofwestcounty.com

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Changing up people\u2019s expectations was on order for Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill when it took on a new owner. \u201cUpon the change of ownership in December 2016, we embarked on improving the menu first thing,\u201d that new owner, Greg Georgas, says. \u201cThe food at Stir Crazy has been [excellent], but it lacked variety. So we\u2019ve added food people will like every day and not just every month or so.\u201d

For regulars who already have a few favorites on the menu, these new additions mean a lot more choices, allowing customers to try something different every day of the week. With a wider assortment to sample, occasional visitors to the restaurant are likely to become regulars. \u201cWe\u2019ve added a lot more to munch on,\u201d Georgas shares. \u201cDuring the daytime, Stir Crazy gives people the opportunity to have a great lunch in a fun atmosphere. Dinner is great for families and their children, who can enjoy seeing the fire woks burning and food being cooked.\u201d

The fire woks he speaks of are Stir Crazy\u2019s biggest draw. The open kitchen concept allows dining to become a spectacle as families admire the flames flying high and chefs tapping their utensils on the cooking surface. Currently, the special menu additions appear in only three locations across the nation. \u201cThe restaurant service needs to be [at a certain level], and Creve Coeur qualifies,\u201d Georgas explains. He highlights another appeal of the Pan-Asian restaurants. \u201cThe Fresh Market Bar is filled with the freshest vegetables we can find,\u201d he says. \u201cYou get to choose your own, along with either shrimp, beef or chicken protein; add noodles. Then, we cook it up for you and bring it to your table.\u201d

Lunch specials include the all-you-can-eat market bar for $9.99 on Monday through Friday. \u201cWe also have a new South Sea Super Mega Margarita, with everything you can think of in 25 ounces for only $5,\u201d Georgas says. \u201cWe\u2019re excited to own the Stir Crazy brand! It\u2019s a national brand in the making.\u201d

WHAT TO TRY

Appetizers: Chicken Yakitori, Duck Tacos, Foie Gras Beef Sliders, Boom Boom Shrimp or the Shrimp Shumai.

Specialties: Oriental Chicken Salad, Vietnamese Pho Sho Soup or the Ahi Tuna Poke with ginger-lime sauce.

Grilled: Japanese Steak with two 5-ounce filet mignon medallions.

Creve Coeur Pavilion, 10598 Old Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, 314-569-9300, stircrazy.com

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