St. Louis interior designer Jay Eiler’s sleek navy study makes us want to clean up our act. All of this perfection begs the question: Does good design really encourage us to live and work more beautifully? We went to Eiler for answers.
Why not let your floral centerpiece echo the color of your china? These pink peonies and rubrim lilies in the arrangement look as if they hopped off the plate!
Armed with a degree in horticulture from Southeast Missouri State University, Jim Graeler started out as “a guy with a pickup truck and a shovel,” taking lawn-care odd jobs throughout the city. Today, he and his family are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their thriving full-service landscaping company: Chesterfield Valley Nursery.
There’s no question LN readers are in-the-know, so who better to ask about the things that make St. Louis stand out and stand proud? Here, we present the very best, as selected by our readers, in the 2014 Ladue News Platinum List!
A new season is here—and soft colors, stripes and florals abound! Our looks blend feminine shapes punctuated with standout jewelry. To show it all off, we took full advantage of the sunshine through the window-paned nursery at Bowood Farms.
Joie blouse, $228, Cha Boutique
Floral jeans, $198, Cha Boutique
Necklace, $195, Laurie Solet
Halogen flats, $80, Nordstrom
For many, it’s just not spring without a fresh bouquet of fragrant bulbs or a vivid arrangement of bright flora. To celebrate the season, local florists show us their take on spring floral designs.
Just like blooms peeking through the soil and baby bunnies taking their first hops, parties and gatherings are a sure sign of spring. From simple baby and bridal showers to large weddings and bar mitzvahs, these tips and ideas from local party planners will make your spring soiree breezy and refreshing.
Oversized florals at a wedding at The Chase Park Plaza
Worried that all your spring cleaning will uncover an outdated home? Stay on top of the trends, and find out what these local interior design experts recommend for spring.
Let the trumpets sound! This year's Women of Achievement recipients, who will be honored during a luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton on Thursday, May 15, have been announced. The recipients are...
Like it or not, same-sex unions, marriages or commitment ceremonies are happening—and happening in a big way in this country. At Ken Miesner’s, we have been asked to provide floral services for several such occasions.
A dab on the wrist—or a little dot just behind the ear—is all you’ll need to keep him guessing. As Valentine’s Day draws near, we present you with our fragrance selections for a romantic evening.
When it was announced last spring that Stone Soup Cottage was moving, we were a bit nervous. But owners Carl and Nancy McConnell truly outdid themselves with the latest Stone Soup incarnation.
The Veiled Prophet Organization is widely known for its annual events, but the volunteer-driven group also is involved in service throughout the community. Moving forward, it has plans to extend the charitable impact of its philanthropic arm.
Usually, the first thing a bride-to-be wants to discuss with a floral designer is color.
Who doesn’t love a year-end fashion countdown? Here’s my list of top items, and how you can transition them easily into spring or all year long!
During this season of giving, I’ve already found myself on the receiving end of many a thoughtful, benevolent gift. Most were given as holiday presents; while others were a bit more complicated: They were items given as thank-you gifts.
2. Mother Floral Jeans (Esther)
Florals are always a huge print for spring and printed denim is not going anywhere anytime soon. Carry these jeans forward with a chambray shirt for spring and a lightweight silk tank and flat sandals for summer.
9. Lela Rose Flared Dress (Neiman Marcus)
A floral damask dress is about as timeless as they come (I always think of Grace Kelly in Rear Window). This Lela Rose dress is a gorgeous shape and the fabric is fabulously rich. Wear it with gold strappy sandals to a spring wedding, with a cropped cardigan and pearls for a luncheon, or a smart tailored blazer and one of our favorite statement necklaces for an after-work event.
10. Alice & Olivia Maxi Skirt (Vie)
This image is one of my favorites that we’ve ever shot, and this Alice & Olivia skirt is a favorite, as well. The flowy shape and beautiful floral print is a style that can work any time of year. I love the unexpected look of it with a chunky sweater but it’s a no-brainer paired with a simple tank, long layered necklaces and gladiator sandals for spring and summer months.
The Humane Society of Missouri is busy conducting interviews, in-person meetings and home visits with potential adoptive families for Trooper, the puppy who barely survived after being dragged behind a pickup truck.
In the midst of all the shopping and the planning, it’s easy to forget that the holidays are really all about making time to be with family and friends. We asked local experts for tips to make this year’s seasonal gathering the most memorable one yet.
This just in…USA Today has declared the Four Seasons St. Louis as one of the top hotel breakfasts in America. In its latest Daily Meal ranking, the newspaper lists the Four Seasons’ Cielo restaurant at No. 6, citing its Belgian waffle with cappuccino mascarpone cream and pralines and the crème brûlée French toast with blueberry compote, as well as the egg-white frittata and the chocolate bomboloni (Italian filled donut). Congratulations to hotel general manager Alper Oztok and his team!