St. Louis is nothing if not tradition-heavy around the holidays, and though some practices have fallen to the wayside, many others are here to stay. John Oldani has literally written the book on local traditions, aptly titled Christmas in St. Louis.
The tones of the first and second halves of 2014 are polarized. Jubilees at the start of the year that celebrated the city’s 250th anniversary sharply contrasted against the confrontations resulting from what happened in Ferguson in late summer.
Outside Downtown Famous-Barr, 1960
Sophia Loren at Downtown Famous-Barr, 1980
Vogue Magazine Grand Style Fashion Show at Clayton Famous-Barr, 1990
Famous-Barr: St. Louis Shopping at Its Finest by Edna Campos Gravenhorst
Fashion show at Alton Famous-Barr, 1978
Kathie Lee Gifford at Galleria Famous-Barr, 1992
Model outside parking garage construction at Downtown Famous-Barr, 1962
It’s no secret that oral health has a direct link to overall well-being. And with mounting evidence, dentists are doing all they can to take their patient care a step further. “People usually see their dentist more than their physician, and physicians are already overworked and overloaded,” notes Dr. Srdjan Ilic, owner of Prestige Dental Care. “If we can help them by catching these things that manifest in the mouth early by doing simple screenings to lessen the burden on them, we can help the patients and doctors—everybody wins.”
As we surround ourselves with family and friends this holiday season, we also take the time to enhance our homes with beautiful touches to make these cherished moments even more memorable.
Riverbend is now open in the former Harvest space in Richmond Heights. The southern food specialists had previously been located in Soulard.
The pilgrims who celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621 wouldn't recognize the slew of sugar- and fat-laden dishes that appear at most of today’s feasts. Historians at Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, suggest the first Thanksgiving featured wild fowl and venison; corn, probably cooked into a porridge or mash; possibly a stuffing heavy on forest nuts and berries; stewed squash; and root vegetables. There was no butter and white flour for pie crust, no marshmallows to top sweet potatoes, not even a gigantic factory-farmed turkey. (Think duck, goose and pigeon instead, without gravy.)
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.
First Lady Michelle Obama presented the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to Teens Make History, a local program that encourages students to develop professional skills, build self-confidence and explore history.
Story: The place is England and the time is the 1930s, between the two world wars of the 20th century. Richard Hannay is an unadventurous British chap, much taken to pondering his dull life but not inclined to do much to alter it. Then, one night while attending a performance by “Mr. Memory” at the London Palladium, he is approached by a beautiful but mysterious young woman who convinces him to escort her back to his home.
First lady Michelle Obama with Amesha Payne and Elizabeth Pickard
He doesn’t appear to have much in common with big-time head coaches: He doesn’t wear $1,000 suits, he doesn’t try to act slick, he isn’t arrogant. Kim Anderson is about the nicest guy you are going to meet, and he is the future of Mizzou basketball.
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.
Amid the French-inspired, tri-level Saint Louis Club, perched atop the Pierre Laclede Center in downtown Clayton, more than 600 prominent business, civic and community leaders, as well as guests from St. Louis and around the globe, recently celebrated its golden year.
The luck of the Irish was with Cori Frank and Sean Murphy on August 2, when they wed at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.
One in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. And less than 10 percent of breast cancer is hereditary—rather, it is sporadic cancer or related to an individual risk, notes St. Luke’s breast surgeon Dr. Patricia Limpert. “Unfortunately, the public has a skewed opinion about whether they are at high-risk for breast cancer. Because you don’t have a family history of breast cancer does not mean you have no risk.”
When he arrived in St. Louis from Italy 50 years ago, Giovanni Gabriele had one dime left in his pocket. He saved that dime, just in case he needed it for a pay phone. As it turns out, he never really needed it in the first place.
The St. Louis Association of REALTORS recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its REALTORS Housing Assistance Fund. The Fund has awarded more than $750,000 in grants to local charities that work to end homelessness and provide transitional housing.
You’re newly single and itching to date. But, wait…should you? Area attorneys discuss how dating during a divorce proceeding can affect the outcome. Their overarching opinion? Wait until the divorce is final.