Flowers cascaded down from tall centerpieces created by Festive Couture at Ana Hernandez and Matthew Kent’s reception at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.
Chef ERIC BRENNER recently added his name to the list of local chefs who’ve found success on the small screen. Earlier this month, Brenner took the top prize of $18,000 on the Food Network show, Guy’s Grocery Games, hosted by GUY FIERI. Brenner currently is working to open Lascelles Tap & Grill in Granite City, where he’ll serve as executive chef and GM. Most recently, he was the exec chef and GM of Alumni St. Louis downtown.
Before the annual stroll around The Galleria in search of holiday gifts both selective and silly, it’s time to contemplate what occurred on local stages in the past 12 months.
Story: Annie, a contestant on the reality TV series Looking for Love, is ecstatic when she outlasts the competition and receives a wedding proposal from the focal eligible bachelor Matt, taped of course for a later broadcast. Meanwhile, producer Josh informs Annie and Matt that they are legally obligated to keep quiet about the results until the show airs or they will forfeit their winnings.
From lighting menorahs and enjoying latkes to singing traditional songs and blessings, local families share with us how they celebrate Hanukkah.
As Hanukkah approaches, Jewish congregations across the city are preparing for special services and events. Here, find a listing of local temples, as well as their activities set to celebrate the eight-day Festival of Lights.
Story: War is raging in Europe, but novelist Charles Condomine enjoys the good life at his English country estate. Wishing to include an element of the occult in his next book, he invites Madame Arcati, a local eccentric who claims she is a medium to the spirit world, to his home.
Story: The heart is a lonely hunter, said novelist Carson McCullers. So it is with Nance, a 30s-something divorcee who juggles her responsibilities as a social worker with the trials and tribulations of raising a teenage daughter. Through a dating service she comes in contact with Tom, a divorced salesman who cautiously picks an art museum for their first meeting.
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
New Year's Eve is one of the most exciting and refreshing times of year, and it also is the time to pull out all the stops when it comes to fashion for the big night out. Of course, it’s all about sparkle, shine, glitz and glam. So, grab your dancing shoes, retro earrings and little cocktail dress, and ring in 2015 in style!
You can't help but feel festive in the days ahead. Why not spread holiday cheer to others with these great beauty gift ideas? We can't think of a better mood-booster than a splash of color here and a dash of glitter there! You're welcome!
Although it’s been 20 years since David Halen was named concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, he still savors that moment. “The announcement was made the night Isaac Stern was featured soloist for our orchestra," he recalls.
Earlier in our marriage, when my husband and I were trying to establish our own holiday traditions, we volunteered for several years at the New Life Evangelistic Center downtown to serve meals on Christmas Day. For our 'shift,' I always enjoyed the cooking part: checking on the simmering sauces on the stove or getting the casseroles ready for serving. My husband usually helped man an assembly line along the hallway that took the hot food from the upstairs kitchen to the dining room downstairs, where hundreds were anticipating a hot, 'fancy' meal. The mood was made even more festive by the non-stop singing of Christmas carols, courtesy of the volunteers.
Traditions must start somewhere; and this holiday season, Butler’s Pantry says it’s time to create a few new ones. Jeanne Whitworth and Bridget Pelster, both VPs of sales and catering with Butler’s Pantry, share fresh, fun and festive ideas that are sure to set your party apart from the rest.
Donut fans, take note: Popular food truck Vincent Van Doughnut is in the process of opening a brick-and-mortar location in Clayton at 12 North Meramec Ave. in the former Pomme space. Look for an opening sometime in the next month or so. We'll keep you posted.
Millions of small businesses around the country are discovering that Small Business Saturday is a great way to kick-off the holiday shopping season. It also is a wonderful way for customers to support local small business and help boost their city’s economy.
Looking for the perfect something for all the special people in your life? From gifts for grandma to surprises for your sweetheart, we scouted out beautiful items for everyone on your list!
From its beginnings as a Catholic women’s college in 1915 to today’s global coed campuses, Webster University is celebrating a century of local and worldwide impact.
This season, let your accessories do the talking—start with simple, timeless staples and add festive accessories in cool-weather colors.
Donning the latest items from local boutiques, while incorporating their own favorite pieces, Paula Reed and Ken Stuckenschneider really know how to go all out for the season's most stylish soirees.
Ashley Hollensbe and Scott Pilkington have known each other for so long—and have so many mutual friends—that “nobody got introduced the entire night,” of the wedding, Scott says.
Story: Benjamin Murphy is a square peg in a round hole. He is not compelled to conform to the daily routine at the “Continental branch of Consolidated Shirt Makers,” where his colleagues dress alike and act alike in unison. This confounds the manager, Mr. Gum, who is further perplexed when Murphy refers to some unknown “stairs to the roof” that Murphy climbs to alleviate the boredom.
There are new historical markers throughout downtown St. Louis to highlight seven streets with their original French names. The new signage is a gift from Les Amis for the city's 250th anniversary.
Send winter well-wishes to family and friends while also supporting your favorite organization, with these holiday cards from local nonprofits.