St. Louis will say its final goodbye this weekend to hometown hero and Cardinals Hall-of-Famer STAN MUSIAL, who passed away at his Ladue home Saturday, Jan. 19, at the age of 92. A funeral mass is planned for Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Following the mass, the funeral procession will make its way to Busch Stadium, where family members will participate in a prayer service at the Musial statue before proceeding to the private burial. The Cardinals have set up a memorial site around the statue, as well as a web page (cardinals.com/stan) for fans to pay tribute and offer condolences to the family.
Hello again, neighbor…THE WOMAN’S EXCHANGE will soon be calling Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace shopping center home. The nonprofit boutique says its space will increase by 33 percent when it moves into its new 6,000-square-foot space in late spring. Improvements include larger gift and children’s areas, and a new carryout counter with an expanded selection of to-go items. (Editor’s Note: Mindful readers will remember that The Woman’s Exchange and Ladue News were neighbors in the Clay Price Center on Clayton Road years ago. This spring, The Woman’s Exchange will set up shop next door to our offices, occupying part of the old Lammert’s space.)
DANCE ST. LOUIS’ annual gala takes place Friday, March 8, at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Look for BARBARA EAGLETON and KEN and NANCY KRANZBERG to be honored with the Swan Award for their lifelong contributions to Dance St. Louis and the local arts community. This year’s theme, ‘The Ballet Ball: I Love New York,’ will celebrate all things about the Big Apple. For tickets, call Rich Dee at 289-4104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel + Leisure is out with its World’s Best Hotels 2013 list, and in St. Louis, the FOUR SEASONS HOTEL has been honored with the distinction. Only two other Missouri hotels made the list: Kansas City’s RAPHAEL HOTEL and BIG CEDAR LODGE outside of Branson. (Editor’s Note: All three properties have been featured as LN-recommended stays.)
Augusta’s BOONE VALLEY GOLF CLUB has been singled out by Golf Digest magazine as the No. 1 golf course in Missouri for 2013-2014. The ranking appears in the publication’s February issue, which lists ‘America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.’ This is the second consecutive year Boone Valley has been recognized with the magazine's top designation.
Fashion’s ‘It’ designer, AUSTIN SCARLETT, was recently in St. Louis to debut his signature bridal collection at Town and Country Bridal Boutique at Plaza Frontenac. The Project Runway: All Stars designer unveiled his collection during the October bridal market in New York, and some of the gowns featured at Town and Country Bridal are the original ones that walked the runway in NYC.