Tracy Reese Floral Dress
Wedding cakes play a starring role at any wedding. It usually is given a table all its own, positioned strategically so that as many guests can see it as possible. Cutting of the cake can be a high point in the wedding reception. Wedding cakes, the cutting of, and the eating of the proffered bites by your new spouse has been a classical idea steeped in symbolism—usually to ensure a fruitful union.
Sometimes, dreams do come true. And sometimes, it's not wildly difficult to make that happen. Gardeners, once they learn of it, dream about the Chelsea Flower Show. So do some of us who just love the beauty of botany. This year, I was able to go.
One of the easiest ways for me to figure out what to give to another gardener during the holiday season is to know what I would like myself. Some of my favorite tools and gadgets, plus projects from my own wish list, are combined with Julie’s professional additions. Whether you are looking for a small gift for a neighbor or a major wow item for your sweetie, Julie and I would like to offer some ideas.
The architecture of the Colonial property at 34 Briarcliff in Ladue reflects its formal Mid-Century design roots with notable features such as a stately columned portico, floor-to-ceiling windows and a classic double-door entry. Just inside, a compact and rather plain central foyer and staircase leads to a second-floor hallway. It was interior designer Tamsin Mascetti’s job to bring both of these areas into the 21st century, while respecting the essence of a well-loved and lived-in family home.
St. Louis’ fashion forerunners gathered at the Ladue home of gala chairs Anjali and Atul Kamra for a Gala Kickoff Cocktail Party in support of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. “We wanted to share information about the fashion incubator we are trying to launch to support designers, and bring the business of fashion back to St. Louis,” says Rungolee designer Anjali Karma, a Fashion Fund board member who is co-chairing the inaugural gala with her husband. The evening also focused on celebrating the gala's honorees: Derek Blasberg and Karlie Kloss. Some 80 guests were in attendance at the late-summer soirée.
Anne Allred and Drew Lammert added hints of Southern charm to their nuptials for an affair that was fun and care-free, much like the two of them.
Lindsey Farr and Randy Abbott mixed classic traditions with modern details to celebrate their love and marriage.
Crisp air, roaring outdoor fire pits, and colorful, crunchy leaves—autumn has arrived! As we feel the fall season around us, our minds and tastes swing to red wines. And now, grenache has unmistakably drawn me in.
Thanks to busy plant breeders, black has arrived as the new 'in' color for landscape design. The range of horticultural offerings has grown so significantly in recent years that it now needs to be added to our garden wish lists.
A kid's bedroom these days is much more than a place to read them bedtime stories. It's also likely their preferred spot to do homework, play with friends and take it easy. Here, local designers share tips on transforming your child's room into a functional—and fun—personal space.
Many years ago, when I lived in Europe, I dined al fresco in a café in southern France. I ordered a bottle of Vouvray to pair with my seafood dish. To my surprise, the server brought a Champagne-shaped bottle to the table. However, my French was a bit rusty so I accepted the bottle.
Good taste means knowing what truly is elegant; also, what has genuine value. Good taste can be expensive, but it’s never extravagant. Knowing these things and trying to impart them to a client who truly trusts you can be a daunting task. What is tasteful may have little to do with what is popular.
With autumn comes a plethora of outdoor beauty; so, when decorating inside your home, drawing inspiration from the flora and fauna of the season is only natural. We asked the experts to share a few tips about incorporating blooms into your home.
The floral 1940s dress, Tracy Reese, $348, Ivy Hill
St. Louis' 250th birthday isn't the only milestone of the year: Plenty of area businesses are celebrating 25, 50, 100 or more years of service to local customers. We congratulate them on their decades of success!
Whether they're just a few miles from home or a few states over, a dorm room gives your coed a space to be themselves. Now, grab some extra-long twin bedding and no-damage hanging strips; it's time to decorate the dorm!
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here, local wedding experts share essential checklists to help couples prepare as early as possible—so that once the big day arrives, the bride and groom can cherish every moment.
The Sherwin-Williams residential Colormix 2015 forecast is filled with optimistic stories that reflect a brightened outlook and provide fresh color combinations to inspire creativity.
Most of us now know that the migratory monarchs are in danger. A December 2013 census confirms the smallest population ever in the overwintering forests of central Mexico. Only seven small colonies were located, with coverage of 0.67 hectares, compared to more than 18 hectares of wintering adults measured in 1996. This drop is precipitous and disastrous for the species. According to monarch specialist Chip Taylor, director of Monarch Watch in Kansas, the current rate of decline will result in monarchs losing genetic viability in only a year or two. Monarchs are symbolic of all pollinators, including honeybees and native moths, which also are suffering from environmental change and serious population decreases.
Beach Bags: (starting with floral going clockwise)
Tory Burch, $295, Neiman Marcus
Rachel Roy, $98, Nordstrom
Eric Javitz, $355, Neiman Marcus
Rebecca Minkoff, $245, Nordstrom
(navy with bow) $268, Kate Spade
(pink/orange striped) $120, Ivy Hill
Flower girl Vivianne Herich wears a floral crown created by Festive Atmospheres at the wedding of Becca Quinn and Phil Herich.
Sisters Floral created the white and pink bouquets for Kari Martin’s and Justin Gardner’s September 14 wedding.