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When you sign up for a Vero Pizza & Pasta meal delivery kit, you add the perfect ingredient to fill a home with warmth and happiness this holiday season. \u201cWe\u2019re the only meal kit company that does fresh pizza and pasta in the U.S. market,\u201d owner Katie Collier, the talented chef behind Katie\u2019s Pizza & Pasta Osteria, says. \u201cOur kits are a great way to share one of your favorite restaurants with family and friends across the country.\u201d

Delivered to your doorstep, the boxed cooking experiences provide the freshest of ingredients, with simple instructions for crafting excellent Italian cuisine with the people you love most in the world. \u201cShare a kit with kids when they are home from school, and teach them how to cook,\u201d Collier suggests. \u201cStarting Dec. 1, the eat-all-day holiday feast kit creates a fun day at home, cooking with family or [guests]. It has a really beautiful feel, with coloring greeting cards designed by my [artist] mother. You can use them as thank-you cards or greeting cards.\u201d

The special holiday kit offers a bounty of ways for you to share its goods. \u201cThe kit is curated with enough food to have all at once or to eat it throughout the week,\u201d Collier explains. \u201cIt includes a thick Fig French Toast, Porchetta Style Roasted Chicken Sandwiches with warm Black Sea Salt Rolls and Sweet Potato Fonduta Fries, Truffle Risotto & Blood Orange Salad. Currently, we deliver throughout the Midwest, and as of Dec. 1, we will service 75 to 80 percent of the U.S. If you like to plan far ahead or want a kit to arrive within the next day or two, they will show up in safe, temperature-controlled packing, perfectly cold and with everything you need kept super fresh.\u201d

The interactive present can even begin with a gift card. \u201cIt\u2019s fun for people to go on our website and create their own kits or find an experience,\u201d Collier notes. \u201cThese kits are a unique gift for the people who already have everything. They are great for a girls\u2019 night or dinner party, or even if you are in charge of bringing something over to someone\u2019s house.\u201d

For Collier and her family, the true gift this season is spending time with the ones you love. \u201cThe idea of Vero is not just putting out the best food, making it easy and accessible for everyone,\u201d she says. \u201cVero is unique and fun. It creates incredible, cozy experiences.\u201d

Vero Pizza & Pasta, St. Louis, veropizzaandpasta.com

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You don\u2019t need a red-nosed reindeer to light your way to great holiday shopping. Colonial Marketplace has you covered with unique designer boutiques and specialty services, plus delicious dining destinations to keep you fueled throughout your gift-finding mission. Happy gift hunting!\u00a0\u00a0

Colonial Marketplace, 8801-8845 Ladue Road, Ladue, 314-994-4444,  facebook.com/colonialmarketplacestl

Blown Away Blow Dry Bar

314-932-1116

blownawaystl.com

Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique

314-721-0766

byrdstyle.com

Celsius Cryotherapy

314-279-9900

celsiuscryotherapy.com

City Sprouts

314-726-9611

citysprouts.com

Clarkson Eyecare

314-450-7305

clarksoneyecare.com

Dimvaloo

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Dominic Michael

314-721-4230

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Extra Virgin, An Olive Ovation

314-727-6464

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FedEx

314-725-8704

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Frill Home

314-696-2222

frillhomestl.com

Giovanni\u2019s Kitchen

314-721-4100

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Ivy Hill Boutique

314-721-7004

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MOD

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The Original Pancake House

314-932-1340

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Paper Source

314-881-0473

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Sole Comfort

314-727-1770

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Splash

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Town & Country Bridal Boutique

314-863-7200

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The Woman\u2019s Exchange

314-997-4411

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In 2018, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis will celebrate its 100th birthday. In celebration of serving the St. Louis community for a century, the group is launching its 2018 Urban League Centennial Campaign at the beginning of the new year.

Michael McMillan, CEO and president of Urban League St. Louis, says members of the organization are looking forward to the celebratory programming that will take place under the Centennial Campaign.

\u201cWe have a very committed and energetic team that is working on providing the agency with the resources and the volunteers to have a historic year filled with commemorations, exciting events and a bold plan for the future,\u201d he says.

The goals for the campaign include adding to the Urban League\u2019s endowment, stabilizing the existing 30 programs it provides to nearly 100,000 people and growing programs and partnerships with other nonprofits, government organizations and the business community.

\u201cThe goal is to provide the financial stability, awareness and education for the St. Louis region and to some of our national partners of what we have done,\u201d he says. \u201cWe look at how we can take those programs, services and innovative concepts that have gotten us to this historic moment and take them all to a bigger and better level.\u201d

Personally, McMillan says the 100-year milestone is momentous because he\u2019s been a part of the organization for so long.

\u201cI\u2019ve had the pleasure of being around the [Urban League] movement since I was 10 and have been a member since I was 16,\u201d McMillan says. \u201cHaving been a volunteer, board member, liaison and now CEO, I\u2019ve had the privilege of looking at all sides of how we impact St. Louis.\u201d

These last days of 2017 are busy ones for the local Urban League chapter as it prepares not only for a year of celebration but also for its Whitney M. Young Society Reception on Dec. 13 at Anheuser-Busch\u2019s Biergarten.

\u201cAll of our leadership and donors will celebrate the success of the year and look forward to the next year,\u201d McMillan says. \u201cWe\u2019re grateful to Anheuser-Busch and our board members for hosting the event for the past several years.\u201d

This year has been a busy one for the Urban League, as it celebrated the opening of the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center on the site of that city\u2019s burned-down QuikTrip and hosted the National Urban League conference, in addition to all of its yearly events like the annual dinner meeting and Salute to Women in Leadership Gala.

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, 3701 Grandel Square, St. Louis, 314-615-3600, ulstl.com

Whitney M. Young Society Reception

When: Dec. 13

Where: Anheuser-Busch\u2019s Biergarten

More Info: Call 314-615-3668 or email specialevents@urbanleague-stl.org

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The fullness of life isn\u2019t just found in one\u2019s memories. At Parc Provence, the in-between moments have just as much meaning. The memory care community is recognized nationally for its ability to navigate dementia and Alzheimer\u2019s disease in residents through person-centered care.

\u201cWe empower senior adults to function at their highest potential by promoting individual physical and cognitive abilities,\u201d administrator Kathy Aragon, RN, says. \u201cOur environmental design and active life enrichment program, as well as our history, set us apart. We\u2019ve stayed true to our model of care since we opened and have a core staff that\u2019s stayed the same. We remain locally owned by the original owners.\u201d

Aragon applies 30-plus years of experience in nursing to her role as administrator, with 25 years in long-term care. \u201cI have a clear understanding of Parc Provence\u2019s philosophy of care,\u201d she explains. \u201cOur programming enriches the lives of residents with meaningful, purpose-filled activities. Our staffing remains stable and consistent. I want to ensure Parc stays true to that model of care.\u201d

As the administrator, she ensures a continuity in the type of care each resident receives. \u201cThe most important part of my role is to be a link between our various departments, and to meet the needs of our residents\u2019 social well-being,\u201d she adds. \u201cI make sure our residents\u2019 lives are full and as independent as they possibly can be.\u201d

Creating an atmosphere of comfort and familiarity is key to best serving residents. \u201cParc does not look like a typical community,\u201d Aragon describes. \u201cIt has a homelike environment, with different households that feel like small communities. We try to place our residents with their peers who are at the same functional and cognitive level while maintaining consistent staffing, so residents and staff can build a special bond. That connection allows residents to feel secure.\u201d

Building on that level of trust, Parc Provence offers a diverse schedule that includes cognitive, spiritual and sensory stimuli, from our golf and basketball to aromatherapy and massage therapy. \u201cOur daily activities are interspersed and engaging, with the goal to keep residents happy,\u201d Aragon shares. \u201cParc Provence offers a variety of activities based on interests and cognitive levels that are lead throughout the community simultaneously. It\u2019s important for adults with memory issues to stay active and keep their minds busy, so they can retain their abilities and minds for as long as possible, which gives them purpose and improves quality of life.\u201d

Residents have a particular interest in the music-based activities, no matter the stage of dementia, as well as social gatherings such as happy hours that often include ice cream. The sensory-based activities can activate and trigger memories.

\u201cThe reactions you can get from different smells and touches may be something you haven\u2019t seen in a long time \u2013 and that makes it all worthwhile,\u201d Aragon describes. \u201cBeing at different levels of dementia, everything a resident participates in is important. Brushing your teeth, styling your hair, folding laundry \u2026 It all gives purpose, and residents take pride in it. It\u2019s comforting to know they are enjoying life and that we\u2019re providing that quality of life.\u201d

Many components of life make it feel more complete, and memory is only one part of that. Parc Provence goes beyond to help residents capture happiness through every aspect of life. \u201cWe look at residents as a whole \u2013 cognitively, functionally, socially and physically,\u201d Aragon says. \u201cNo two residents seem to have the same dementia or cognitive level, and for us, it\u2019s about meeting the needs of where each is at. That can vary from hour to hour and day to day. However, seeing the joy they have when they rediscover a memory makes all the difference.\u201d

Parc Provence, 605 Coeur de Ville Drive, Creve Coeur, 314-542-2500, parcprovence.com

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St. Luke\u2019s Hospital honors four local women with the St. Luke\u2019s Hospital 2017 Healthy Woman Award at its Spirit of Women \u201cAll Decked Out\u201d event on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel \u2013 Chesterfield. The award, now in its 12th year, recognizes and celebrates women who not only take steps to improve their own health, but also inspire better health and improve the quality of life within their community. Meet this year\u2019s remarkable recipients:

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Jessica Dederer

Having always worked in nonprofits, Jessica Dederer says her whole career has been in a place she loves. Currently, that place is as chief development officer of FamilyForward, an organization committed to helping vulnerable children and their families build safer, healthier relationships by offering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services. Outside of work, Dederer volunteers at her children\u2019s schools, serves on the parish council and development committee of her church, volunteers with local charities, and serves as a mentor through the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network \u2013 St. Louis.

Dederer describes herself as a \u201creal\u201d person who always looks for ways to balance work, health and family. One thing she insists on is family dinners together, even if it means not eating until 8 p.m. when all the family\u2019s activities have ended. She also strives to model healthy living at home and at work.

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Dr. Kelley Humphries

Kelley Humphries\u2019 passion for health, human performance and service is evident in all that she does. As a former college athlete, health and wellness always has been a priority in her own life. Professionally, she segued that passion into her career as a chiropractor, serving as assistant director of the Human Performance Center at Logan University. She also leads the university\u2019s integrative clinic at Paraquad, promoting health and wellness for individuals with disabilities.

In the community, Humphries has served as a strength and conditioning coach for Harris-Stowe State University\u2019s women\u2019s basketball team; on the board of Young Variety of St. Louis; as executive council member for Young Ambassadors \u2013 Wings of Hope; on the medical staff for The World Games 2017, Wroclaw in Poland and the 2017 American Open Finals in weightlifting; as a high performance administrator for Para Powerlifting \u2013 Team USA; and she helped found the Women\u2019s Leadership Council at Logan University, which aims to educate, inspire, empower and guide women personally and professionally .

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Kelsey Koenig

Making a commitment to prioritize her health, Kelsey Koenig lost weight by challenging herself to consistent exercise and healthy meal planning.

Motivated by her own lifestyle changes and guided by a passion to ensure that all people have the resources to be successful in creating a healthier lifestyle, Koenig has volunteered for the past two years with The Fit and Food Connection (FAFC), a nonprofit organization that strives to provide healthy living resources through nutrition and physical fitness to families in need in North St. Louis City and County. She currently leads the organization\u2019s marketing, social media and website committees, helping the FAFC\u2019s services reach as many families as possible. She also recently started teaching free yoga classes at FAFC. Koenig inspires others to make the best of their current circumstances with the motto \u201cdo what you can, with what you have, where you are.\u201d

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Nancy Lieberman

Nancy Lieberman first took up running to help manage stress and migraines. She went on to run her first marathon at age 47. \u201cI realized through exercise how much better I felt and the camaraderie it builds,\u201d Lieberman says. Since then, she has completed 12 marathons and dozens of triathlons, as well as five IRONMAN 140.6 and 28 IRONMAN 70.3 races, including five IRONMAN World Championship events.

Helping other people get active became a mission for Lieberman and led her 18 years ago to found GO! St. Louis, a non-profit organization that encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle year-round through fun fitness events, school-based programming and community collaborations. Since retiring as founder and president of GO! St. Louis, Lieberman has remained active in the community and beyond, chairing the St. Louis Senior Olympics, serving on the St. Louis Civic Pride foundation, volunteering with the Wyman Center, and serving as a camp counselor in South Africa for children of families impacted by HIV and AIDS.

For more information on the award and to see past honorees, visit stlukes-stl.com/healthy-woman. For information and tickets to All Decked Out, visit stlukes-stl.com/spirit.

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As we head into the holiday season, surprise your loved ones with the natural elegance of Todd Reed jewelry, found exclusively at YLANG YLANG in Ladue.

Reed describes his jewelry line as beautiful and unique, noting that inspiration for his pieces is around him all the time.

\u201cI love the simple beauty you see when you look a little closer at things,\u201d he says. \u201cThe things that are the most ordinary are the things that I am most drawn to: a sunset, a shadow, a ripple in a pond, a short, meaningful conversation, a passionate moment.\u201d

He says there\u2019s so much wonder in the obvious and in things that are already present. People around him also serve as an inspiration.

All Todd Reed jewelry is designed and made by hand at Reed\u2019s studio in Boulder, Colorado. All stones used in designing a piece are completely unique. He uses recycled metals and sustainably sourced raw and fancy-cut diamonds for distinctive pieces of art.

\u201cEvery piece we make is one-of-a-kind \u2013 even styles we replicate have their own unique quality,\u201d Reed says.

This holiday season, Reed highlights some new pieces using turquoise and black diamonds that are getting rave reviews.

\u201cOur black and gold mixed metal styles are now incorporating rose gold as well as yellow,\u201d he says. \u201cWe are getting a great response from those!\u201d

At YLANG YLANG, customers will find a variety of items from Todd Reed\u2019s collection, including rings, necklaces, cuffs and earrings. Kick off holiday shopping with a gorgeous addition to your jewelry collection from Todd Reed.

YLANG YLANG, 8845 Ladue Road, Ladue, 314-725-RING (7464), ylangylang.com

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Thrilling sports cars often prove impractical as go-to vehicles for everyday errands, like taking the kids to school or toting clients around. Recognizing the need for a powerful, exciting vehicle with space for everyday life, Porsche developed the Panamera Sport Turismo \u2013 a 4-door sedan coupled with the fierce style and impressive power of a sports car.

Making its debut in March at the Geneva International Motor Show, the Sport Turismo recently arrived at United States dealerships. To satisfy drivers\u2019 need for speed, the Panamera Sport Turismo has four available engine options: a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6, 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 or 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6, accompanied by a 136-horsepower electric motor in the hybrid model. Generating 550 horsepower in the most powerful engine, the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo reaches 60 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds.

Unparalleled power wasn\u2019t the only goal for the designers of the Sport Turismo. They created a vehicle both sleek and spacious, seating up to five passengers comfortably and, in addition, offering 18-plus inches of storage capacity. The Sport Turismo proves efficient for the day-to-day commute and also ready for road trips, with an optional luggage compartment management system.

The extendable roof spoiler, dynamic proportions and a stunning silhouette give the Sport Turismo that undeniable Porsche aesthetic. \u201cFor Porsche, the Panamera Sport Turismo is a step forward into a new segment \u2013 but it retains all of those values and attributes characteristic of Porsche,\u201d Michael Maeur, director of style at Porsche, says.

The sporty style coupled with the engine\u2019s great power would be incomplete without Porsche\u2019s technological advances. The Sport Turismo boasts the digital Porsche advanced cockpit, InnoDrive, communication management, adaptive cruise control, electronic roll stabilization system and traction management.

\u201cThe versatile vehicle really provides the best of both worlds,\u201d James Drake of Porsche St. Louis says. \u201cIt has the space and convenience of being a family sedan while maintaining Porsche\u2019s iconic power and excitement on the road.\u201d

Test the Panamera Sport Turismo at Porsche St. Louis\u2019 state-of-the-art dealership. With expanded offerings to meet the many needs of a wide range of customers, Porsche has pushed the limits of what a sports car can be.

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

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As we enter November and Thanksgiving draws near, feel the spirit of giving at Katie\u2019s Pizza & Pasta Osteria.

Each month, the two restaurant locations feature a local nonprofit and donate 100 percent of one day\u2019s earnings to the charity. Give Back Tuesdays take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the restaurant\u2019s Rock Hill location, and take place on the second Tuesday of the month at the new location in Town and Country. In October, proceeds from the Rock Hill location went to Lydia\u2019s House, a local nonprofit that works in faith to end domestic violence by providing transitional housing for battered women and children. Proceeds from the Town and Country location went to Team Activities for Special Kids, a nonprofit that provides athletic and social opportunities for children and young adults with special needs in the St. Louis area.

Since the initiative\u2019s inception in 2014, Give Back Tuesdays have raised more than $150,000 for local charities. Katie Collier, who co-owns the restaurants with her husband, Ted, says these monthly events are a great way to help out the community that has supported them through the years.

\u201cThis is a great time of the year to give back,\u201d she says.

\u201cWe have a lot of different noodles in various shapes and colors, so it makes a really pretty gift,\u201d Collier says.

Katie\u2019s Pizza & Pasta Osteria also provides catering services for the holidays for parties of all sizes. In addition, the new Town and Country location is approximately 40 percent larger than the Rock Hill location, making it perfect for bigger parties.

\u201cWe can handle more groups, large parties and walk-ins in the new space,\u201d Collier says. \u201cWe encourage people to use us for catering for their holiday events.\u201d

Collier speaks highly of the staff of both restaurant locations, noting that most of the top management employees work at both locations to \u201ckeep consistency strong.\u201d

\u201cWe have a great team here,\u201d she says.

Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria, 9568 Manchester Road, Rock Hill; 14171 Clayton Road, Town and Country; 314-942-6555, 636-220-3238, katiespizzaandpasta.com

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The Saint Louis Art Museum has a longstanding commitment to contemporary German art. This dedication has led to the museum\u2019s next big exhibition: \u201cThomas Struth: Nature & Politics.\u201d

The ticketed Struth exhibition opens on Sunday, Nov. 5, and will feature the German photographer\u2019s work over the past decade. Over the last 10 years, Struth has been traveling to photograph technology in its behind-the-scenes stages. He\u2019s visited engineering facilities and scientific research labs to capture the complexity of the most cutting-edge aspects of modern technology. These photographs have been reproduced on a large scale \u2013 some of them measuring 12 feet wide.

This isn\u2019t the first time Struth\u2019s works have been on display at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Exhibition curator Eric Lutz says Struth\u2019s work came to the museum in 1993.

\u201cWe caught [Struth] at an early point in his career in America,\u201d Lutz says. \u201cNow we\u2019re catching him at the height of his career. It\u2019s wonderful to have a longer relationship with an artist and be able to return to their work.\u201d

Lutz notes that Struth\u2019s work has taken a \u201cshift in direction\u201d with this past decade\u2019s subject focus. He\u2019s been active since the 1970s and is known for his expansive photographs of urban architecture and cultural spaces.

In the museum\u2019s exhibition, viewers will find more than 35 photographs of epic proportions that take them into spaces that aren\u2019t usually accessible to the everyday person. Struth has captured aeronautical centers, robotics laboratories, surgical suites and nuclear fusion facilities in this series of work.

\u201cI\u2019m sure Struth would love for his work to be points of discourse, conversation and deeper thinking about technology and engineering today,\u201d Lutz says. \u201cSome people might feel alienation and critical about what they see, but others might see sights of intense creativity and hope in technology. You can feel both of those things at the same time. This brings the scientific field and the art field together.\u201d

To fully take in the scale of these photographs and their composition, Lutz says it\u2019s something a visitor needs to see in person.

\u201cStruth has always pushed the boundaries,\u201d Lutz says. \u201cThese are some of the biggest photographs being produced today. You really have to see it in person to be enveloped in it. He\u2019s one of the best-known photographers working today.\u201d

The exhibition runs from Nov. 5 to Jan. 21, 2018. Struth will be visiting the Saint Louis Art Museum for a panel on Nov. 5 to discuss the exhibition.

Saint Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, 314-721-0072, slam.org

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At McKnight Place Assisted Living, thriving is not just a state of mind \u2013 it is a way of life. As the senior living community progresses with its latest expansion, that guiding philosophy grows with it. McKnight Place\u2019s new executive director, Tracy Cecil, takes us on a tour of the expansion and the influence of this foundation of thinking.

\u201cPutting our residents first in all decisions I make is most important,\u201d Cecil says. \u201cI am surrounded by an experienced team of managers and staff, and our goal is the residents\u2019 happiness and well-being \u2013 so they can live a life in which they thrive.\u201d That begins first with surroundings that both comfort and inspire.

Cecil comments on how this expansion allows residents to take a bigger part in the development of their environment. \u201cOur move-in coordinator, Mary Kidwell, works with each resident and their family to manage every aspect of the move,\u201d she explains. \u201cEliminating the stress of moving allows each resident to focus on the excitement of their new home. Our residents and staff all look forward to experiencing this new chapter in our lives together.\u201d

While comfort is offered from the outset through a smooth transition, it is the customization that enthuses residents. \u201cAt this point, most conversations focus on the new apartments,\u201d Cecil describes. \u201cResidents are excited about the beautiful design and range of upscale amenities: kitchens with brushed glaze, custom wood cabinets, granite countertops and full-size refrigerators. The apartments also have 10-foot ceilings and large, 3-panel Pella windows that allow in lots of natural light.\u201d

For resident Janet Sanders, she is able to involve her family in creating a space that best reflects her. \u201cI\u2019m most excited about my new apartment,\u201d she says. \u201cMy daughter, Susan, decorates my room. She owns Designing Block in Clayton and knows how to make a statement.\u201d

The expansion offers more amenities than those found in most assisted living communities, all of which residents are invited to use. \u201cWe\u2019re all excited about the 45-seat theater, billiards room, greenhouse, art room, garden caf\u00e9 and grand dining room,\u201d Cecil adds. \u201cResidents can also enjoy a large fitness and wellness gym, chapel, card room and full-service beauty salon. My favorite place in our expansion is the beautiful landscaped gardens, with pergolas, a fountain and a walking trail.\u201d

Residents aren\u2019t the only ones who benefit from this type of supportive community. Growth is fostered in many ways at McKnight Place, as the team behind the name can attest. \u201cThe highlight certainly is getting to know our residents\u2019 life stories and gaining wisdom from each one,\u201d Cecil shares. \u201cWorking in a community where the owners are involved and actively participate in day-to-day decisions creates a thriving environment for not only our residents but also our staff.\u201d

For Sanders, the opportunities are evident at every turn. \u201cMy favorite thing about McKnight Place is the staff and beautiful surroundings,\u201d she says. \u201cThere is no other place I would rather live. My experience has been excellent.\u201d

McKnight Place is currently at 70 percent capacity, with new inquiries daily. Those spots are likely to fill quickly at this assisted living community where residents feel valued and staff feels grateful. \u201cWe encourage and support an active, vibrant lifestyle through our many wellness programs, from yoga and tai chi to resistance training to art classes and more,\u201d Cecil says. \u201cOur residents live a life they love.\u201d

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

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Charles D\u2019Angelo, the renowned weight loss and life coach, does far more than help clients shed pounds. He transforms their perspectives on life by helping them lose the chains of their past. \u201cThis is my vocation \u2013 it\u2019s not work,\u201d D\u2019Angelo says. \u201cDeveloping healthy food and exercise habits certainly is an important part of the process\u2026but it\u2019s much more than that. My program addresses what\u2019s missing in everything else that\u2019s out there: how to develop the right mindset. We wouldn\u2019t see the problem so many of us face if a diet plan or workout routine was enough. It\u2019s what I call the \u2018defeat whirlpool\u2019 \u2013 where you find yourself sabotaging your own progress.\u201d

His level of dedication came about from his own personal weight-loss journey. For chef Miguel Carretero of Guido\u2019s Pizzeria and Tapas, that made D\u2019Angelo uniquely qualified to help him. \u201cI knew Charles when he was an obese teenager,\u201d he says. \u201cWitnessing him transform himself decades ago \u2013 and then commit his life to helping others \u2013 I knew Charles walked his talk. I was about to turn 50 \u2013 and that birthday makes you really look at where you are in life. I knew I had to change.\u201d

Rick Stevens also was ready to take back control of his health. \u201cI have a family history of heart disease and obesity,\u201d he says. \u201cI wanted to do all I could to ensure my family didn\u2019t see that happen to me. As president of Christian Hospital, it\u2019s important we model good, healthy habits for our patients. I want to show how much your choices can change your life.\u201d

D\u2019Angelo focuses on the foundation of thinking his clients use to operate in their daily lives. \u201cThe biggest challenge was accepting my weight as a symptom and not the cause for my problems,\u201d Carretero explains. \u201cAt 330 pounds, I put in 18-hour days at the restaurant and didn\u2019t show myself much love. I got through life rather than taking much from it. Working with Charles, I\u2019ve learned an entirely different philosophy \u2013 one that teaches you how to be successful and fulfilled.\u201d

Stevens threw his all into the program, trusting the process as led by D\u2019Angelo and ultimately losing 60 pounds. \u201cCharles inspires incredible confidence,\u201d he shares. \u201cI took every suggestion he made. After losing about 20 pounds in the first month, I became a total believer. It feels so great to be in charge of my health again. I weigh what I did as a college senior 25 years ago! Working in a hospital, I have access to some of the brightest minds in dietetics and health. Charles brings something entirely different to the table. He helps you understand yourself better and to take action on what you know.\u201d

For Carretero, shedding 105 pounds was only one part of his tremendous success. \u201cI\u2019ve come to appreciate the gift of life God\u2019s given me,\u201d he shares. \u201cI realize I don\u2019t have forever, so I live more fully. I just returned from a long trip to Spain with my family. It\u2019s the first time in more than 20 years I\u2019ve taken such a vacation. I don\u2019t think I would have had the confidence or self-trust to do it, and leave my restaurant in the hands of others, if I hadn\u2019t worked with Charles. Before, I ran at warp speed, not realizing I was running in place. With his coaching, I feel confident, calm, happy and positive about the direction my life is now headed in.\u201d

When his clients find a new lease on life, D\u2019Angelo feels reaffirmed in his own trajectory. \u201cThe focus of the program is helping clients to reconnect with themselves,\u201d D\u2019Angelo explains. \u201cYou learn how to disconnect from the disempowering things you use to distract and console yourself. The focus becomes developing skills to deal with the inevitable [give-and-take] of life. It\u2019s then a matter of personal coaching and helping to course-correct along a client\u2019s journey, so each person maximizes their potential. You deserve to live a healthy, fulfilling and joyful life.\u201d

Charles D’Angelo, 314-495-3228, charlesdangelo.com

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What brings everyone to the table in your household? In modern times, when people can disconnect from one another through a myriad of distractions, one universal pull seems to reunite us all: mealtime. Award-winning chef Katie Collier and her family are building on that important bond through Vero Pizza & Pasta.

\u201cWe wanted to create new experiences in people\u2019s homes,\u201d Collier says. \u201cWe thought the meal-kit delivery business was the best way to reach more people. The pizza and pasta meal kits arrive in temperature-controlled boxes. The kits include fresh ingredients, a recipe card and video, chef hats, plus fun conversational questions to encourage laughing and bonding while cooking. These kits encourage families to come together.\u201d

The recipes offer diverse flavors in a package that anyone can tackle, whether you are a novice or an aficionado in the kitchen. \u201cItalian cooking is so simple and elegant,\u201d Collier describes. \u201cYou create these incredible pizzas and pastas that look masterful. Growing up and visiting my mother in Italy taught [my brother and me] about curating meals. In Italy, you go to specific vendors and markets to find ingredients. We make this great dough and pasta, and curate ingredients, for you and your family.\u201d

Building on her success with the Katie\u2019s Pizza & Pasta Osteria restaurant franchise, Collier brings its authentic tastes, including the famed Neapolitan dough, directly to your home \u2013 all while supporting the larger community. \u201cMy favorite thing about Vero is that we\u2019ve partnered with Operation Food Search to teach family, friends and kids about giving back,\u201d she notes. \u201cFor each Vero kit delivered, we donate an emergency meal to a kid in need.\u201d

Vero\u2019s intuitive website allows kit creations for any dynamic of family or friend group, with delivery options to all of Missouri and Illinois, including Chicago, as well as Nashville, Memphis, Indianapolis and Louisville. The holidays promise new additions, which you can bring to dinner parties or serve at your own gathering.

\u201cThe kits are designed for any kind of experience you want to have, whether it\u2019s creating a date night or sophisticated dinner party or family time,\u201d Collier says. \u201cIt\u2019s also a unique thing to gift people. We have a lot of parents sending Vero kits [as care packages] to kids away at school. All of the recipes are by me. So if you want to bring Katie\u2019s into your home, this is the way to do it.\u201d

The experiences she hopes to deliver to people\u2019s doors extend from her own family experiences. Building Vero alongside her husband, Ted, mother, Belinda Lee, and brother, Johnny Lee, plus her siblings-in-law and a cousin, epitomizes the company\u2019s vision. Family, Collier has discovered, is by far the most important ingredient in any recipe.

Vero Pizza & Pasta, St. Louis, veropizzaandpasta.com

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Redoing the first floor of your home can be a daunting task. Working with designers, contractors and construction crews to make your vision for your home come to life has the potential to be stressful and challenging. However, a company like Mosby Building Arts that encompasses all aspects of the remodel can take away much of the stress that surrounds gutting a section of your home.

Jake Spurgeon, a Mosby designer, works with clients every day to make their goals for their home come to fruition \u2013 even if the project is as big as an entire first-floor makeover.

\u201cWhen we have a client with that large of a scope, we talk about all the spaces,\u201d Spurgeon says. \u201cWe give them the option to do it in phases, but often it\u2019s easier for the client to have it all done at once. We always offer options of how to upgrade and change their space.\u201d

Spurgeon says when clients move into a new house, they usually want to upgrade some finishes to make it their own. Their home consultants and designers will visit the house and go over all aspects of the house the clients would like changed and see how Mosby can make it happen for them. This conversation includes the initial design, finishes the clients want changed and any walls the clients might want removed or moved.

For one such client, the Mosby Design team of Jake Spurgeon and Becky Trent was able to do a complete first-floor makeover that included the kitchen, the dining room and an office space. The Mosby team reworked the sitting room into an office space for the client to work from home, something Spurgeon says they\u2019ve been doing for a lot of clients.

\u201cWe\u2019re making use of every inch of flooring,\u201d he says.

The renovation included putting in classic, wide-plank wood flooring and whitewashing the brick fireplace. Mosby also added a 150-year-old hand-hewn beam for the fireplace mantel and did a complete kitchen overhaul.

\u201cIt was a fun project,\u201d Spurgeon recalls. \u201cThey had lived there for close to 20 years and wanted an update, but didn\u2019t know where to start.\u201d

What sets Mosby apart for big projects is its course of action.

\u201cWe have processes set up for every type of project,\u201d Spurgeon says. \u201cWe let them know what we\u2019ll be able to do throughout the design phase, and the client is able to see how everything will look with full-color 3D software.\u201d

With Mosby, the entire remodeling process is done under one company, under one roof.

\u201cWe can show the client from start to finish how their dream can be achieved,\u201d Spurgeon says.

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

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\u201cCity Academy transforms children, families, and our community through exceptional education and bold expectations that empower children to overcome barriers,\u201d says Don Danforth III, president and co-founder. \u201cWe believe a family\u2019s geographic location and income should never be a barrier to accessing high quality education.\u201d

City Academy partners with families to walk them through the educational journey every step of the way. \u201cWhen we go through the admissions process, we\u2019re not just admitting children; it\u2019s the whole family,\u201d chief operating officer Nikki Doughty says. \u201cIt\u2019s about getting parents engaged and building relationships, making sure all families feel this is their school and that they are a part of this community.\u201d

History

\u201cDon Danforth III, our co-founder and president, had worked for several years at [the Mathews-Dickey] Boys\u2019 & Girls\u2019 Club, building relationships,\u201d Doughty shares. \u201cHe wanted to provide kids in North St. Louis the type of continual educational program he\u2019d want for his own children. City Academy opened its doors in 2004 across from the club.\u201d

Danforth and Duncan Marshall founded City Academy, starting with just three grades for those with limited educational opportunities. Now, the school serves junior kindergarten through sixth grade. \u201cToday, we have 185 students, and as our co-founder likes to say, we have such a good thing \u2013 we can\u2019t keep it to ourselves,\u201d principal Milton Mitchell says. \u201cWe\u2019re expanding our public building and constructing an Early Childhood center, so we can increase our number of students on campus.\u201d

Community Impact

City Academy doesn\u2019t just open its doors to those with limited resources. Its rigorous program teaches values beyond the classroom that foster community. \u201cWe want students to take ownership of their learning,\u201d Mitchell explains. \u201cWe develop critical thinkers and teach them how best to accept a challenge, with the right attitude, so they can push through it. We help them to understand their part in the world and how to contribute to the development of not only themselves but also other people. It\u2019s about how you traverse that landscape in a healthy way, where you can express yourself, learn and listen. We\u2019re ultimately trying to instill in our students that this takes a full community effort, with staff and teachers serving as excellent role models.\u201d

That level of collaboration is evident in the classroom, where teachers often pair up on projects to show the application of each subject in a real-world sense. Watching their art and math instructors prove how valuable math can be in seemingly intangible ways, as opposed to teaching disciplines in isolation, paints the bigger picture for students.

\u201cWe provide intensive support programs from seventh to 12th grade, so when our students leave us, they can find great success at their secondary school,\u201d Doughty explains. \u201cWe make sure they not only transition but experience huge success both academically and in leadership roles by providing them the tools and space to become great leaders. Our alumni program is an enriching program, with access to career disciplines that build their social capital. Students are informed when looking into where they want to go and what they want to do.\u201d

How to Get Involved

Donors make City Academy\u2019s mission possible, enabling the school to provide scholarship support to 100 percent of students.

Whether you wish to offer scholarship support or simply learn more about this novel approach to education, the best way to discover what this community is all about is to witness it firsthand. \u201cExplore us,\u201d Mitchell encourages. \u201cWe open our doors to so many students. There\u2019s so much work we\u2019ve done \u2013 and so much still to do.\u201d

City Academy, 4175 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, 314-382-0085, cityacademyschool.org

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Porsche is well-known for the luxury and refinement incorporated into the design of each model produced. This holds especially true for the company\u2019s creation of the Macan, a five-door luxury crossover SUV.

Javanese for \u201ctiger,\u201d the Macan is just as electrifying as its name. Performance and intelligence resonate throughout the vehicle. Compact yet versatile, the Macan is efficient at 20 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The SUV is spacious, with five doors that open up to seating for five people, along with plenty of additional room for road trips, carpools and grocery shopping.

With 252 horsepower, the Macan has the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds, giving the SUV a true sports-car feel. The driver of the Macan has everything within arm\u2019s reach, since the steering wheel features everything from gearshift paddles to multifunction buttons for telephone, radio and onboard computer. Steering wheel heating is available as an option, too.

For safety, LED headlights provide luminous power, giving pristine illumination of the road at all times. Features like Porsche Active Safe make the driving experience safer, regulating the speed of the vehicle with the speed of the vehicle in front of it. Porsche Active Safe brakes the vehicle automatically to prevent head-on collisions.

All of these luxury features help put the Macan at the top of the charts in technology, safety, luxury, convenience and power.

For customers looking for additional speed and power, Porsche St. Louis also offers the Macan Turbo. In just 4.6 seconds, the SUV takes drivers from a dead stop to 60 mph. Its top track speed is 164 mph, and it averages 23 miles per gallon. The 3.6-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine produces 400 horsepower, unleashing a phenomenal experience for all who sit behind the wheel and an engine sound that is undeniably Porsche. Take the Macan or Macan Turbo for a test drive today at Porsche St. Louis.

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

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