Must be something in the water…There are five…count them F-I-V-E…Ladue News ladies expecting new bundles of joy soon, and they were all recently fêted at a fun-filled office baby shower. Congratulations to KARYN MEYER, DAWN STREMLAU, MEGAN LANGFORD, KRISTIN TIBBETTS and RACHEL SOKOLICH (and their hubbies, of course), who will each welcome a new family member in the coming months.

    Celeb sighting…Prudential Select real estate agent MARICA HARRIS rubbed elbows with actor JEFF GOLDBLUM at the Telluride Film Festival! He was there supporting his new film, Adam Resurrected, which will be featured at the St. Louis International Film Festival in November.

    The perfect subject…renowned garden photographer IAN ADAMS has recently published Missouri Botanical Garden: Green for 150 Years, a 214-page coffee table book that commemorates the Garden’s upcoming 150th anniversary in 2009. The book is a combination of archival, never-before-seen images and contemporary shots done by Adams, who is best known for his work for Better Homes and Gardens and Midwest Living. Adams will sign copies of the book Oct. 16 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Garden Gate Shop.

    Congratulations to MICH ELE TREACY, former LN artistic director and proud owner of MODERN LUXE in O’Fallon, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary!

    A++! Congratulations to ST. JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL in Ellisville, which was recently named a 2008 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School. St. John was one of only nine schools (and one of two elementary schools) in Missouri to receive the designation for the 2008 school year.

    Boo! Looking for something fun to do on Halloween? Join JOHN CARNEY and his very funny friends Oct. 31 at the Crowne Plaza in Clayton for the ninth annual Carney’s Kids Spooktacular, whose proceeds will benefit children’s charities around town. The evening includes performances by RANDY and JASON SKLAR, EDDIE BRILL, DALE JONES and TIM CAVANAUGH, as well as food and drink from 15 popular restaurants around town. For more information, visit

    A big design ‘do…THE INTERIOR DESIGN CENTER OF ST. LOUIS (IDC), a campus of design showrooms near I-270 and Page Avenue, celebrates its grand opening Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The campus is home to KDR DESIGNER SHOWROOMS, ACCESSORIES BY DESIGN, AUTCOHOME, WORKING SPACES and BECK/ALLEN CABINETRY. The festivities will include seminars by LN design editor ALAN E. BRAINERD, cooking demonstrations by MARC FELIX and a chance to win some fab prizes. For more info, visit    

    Although there hasn’t been much to celebrate about the St. Louis Rams this year, the organization did have a reason to cheer recently when it renamed the portion of 6th Street outside the Edward Jones Dome Georgia’s Way after the team’s late owner, Georgia Frontiere. Frontiere’s children and current owners, Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriquez, were on hand for the unveiling of the new street sign.

    Congrats to MALI HABERER, Hebrew and Judiacs teacher at SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL, who recently earned dual citizenship as an Israeli and United States citizen. The students surprised their teacher with homemade American and Israeli flags.

    Kudos to tennis players ALEX LEHMAN, MICHELLE KEDZIERSKI and WHITNEY JONES, three St. Louis natives who recently received wild card draws for St. Louis’ first USTA Women Pro Circuit event, the Dwight Davis Merrill Lynch Championships.

  Congratulations to ALICE HANDELMAN, president of the PRESS CLUB OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS, who was recently honored as a 25-year member of the National Federation of Press Women.