From Forest Park to the Saint Louis Galleria, past Town & Country Crossing and beyond, Clayton Road can take you all over the area. Peppered with stores, the strip between South McKnight Road and Highway 40 is particularly notable.
It’s impossible to say just how many dogs Patty Krosch has walked in her 14 years as a Humane Society of Missouri volunteer. She shows up in extreme heat, pouring rain, and on holidays. “The dogs still need to get out,” she says.
As we head into the heat of July—and yet another summer of sequels, prequels and remakes—I was forced to remind myself that sometimes, it's not all that bad. OK, it’s usually pretty bad. I only need to take a quick peek at Caddyshack 2 on TBS to be reminded of that. So, either I truly am the eternal optimist or I have developed some bizarre, cinematic form of Stockholm syndrome because I keep going back, hoping that maybe this time, the sequel (or the prequel or the re-imagining) will be worth the price of a ticket.
The Webster Groves Recreation Complex Yogalates course is an incredibly quiet class—until you forget that you're balanced on a squeaky foam roller.
While its most known attribute may be the Kentucky Derby, our recent visit to Louisville proved that this Ohio River town is a whole lot more than just a one-trick pony.
Think back to the last time one of your family members was expecting a baby. Remember all of the beautiful gifts they got at their baby shower? It’s hard to imagine, but there are many moms-to-be in St. Louis who don’t have a support system to help them provide all of the clothing, toys and odds-and-ends that a baby needs in its first months of life.
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!
There are two types of people: There are those who—when they receive a high-tech gadget gift—tear off the packaging, throw away the instructions, plug it in and then start playing with their new toy.
The Birchfields enjoy a small-town life in a big city. A short stroll down Lindbergh Boulevard to Clayton Road, and all of their favorite shops and restaurants are right at their fingertips. Kathy Birchfield told us more about why they love Ladue.
They’ll be buzzing around the house with the Wheely Bee, $85, Imagination Toys.
The dedication to children at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center is so strong, the work to fund the operation must be forceful itself. Now in its third year, the Glennon Card—a fundraiser through Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and Glennon Guild that provides discounts to cardholders—finds itself with new perks and more aggressive goals than ever.
Bring on the pageantry… A Ballwin woman is the new Ms. Missouri Senior America: SONJA NELSON-STOUGH impressed the judges with her talent, playing on the hammer dulcimer, as well as with her evening gown presentation and private interview. Nelson-Stough will go on to compete in the Ms. Senior America Pageant in October in Atlantic City.
You voted, we listened! Ladue News readers know what they like; and with this year's Platinum List, you've made your voices heard. This list compiles the best of St. Louis.
Kids’ imaginations are running wild at some of the latest creative and technologically advanced toy stores in St. Louis. LN takes a peek inside...
Light up the imagination of your favorite little guy with an array of whimsical games, books and room accents.
The LN Holiday Gift Book provides great ways to outfit your little angel with adorable holiday clothing and a roomful of precious toys.
Story: Returning to their roots in St. Louis, the precision dancing Radio City Rockettes perform a number of familiar fan favorite routines as well as sprinkle in a couple of new bits to herald the holiday spirit for young and old alike.
Owner Polly Lett and the Imagination Toys team
Wondering what's on your children's wish list this year? We may have some ideas... Check out these great toys and games for a variety of ages from Imagination Toys and Verde Kids.
Kids gaze with wonder at the aisles of exciting choices at Imagination Toys, says owner Polly Lett. “You have heard the expression kid in a candy store. Well, a kid in a toy store is even more magical.” Evoking that magical feeling through unique play time items has been the tradition of the specialty toy store for 27 years.
With the recent surge in gas prices, people are looking for smaller, more fuel-efficient cars. That’s why in the automotive world, everything old is new again. Case in point, the Crosley automobile, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and built in Richmond and Marion, Ind., by Crosley Motors from 1939 to 1952. Crosley Motors was founded by Powel Crosley Jr., who manufactured Crosley radios and refrigerators, and also owned the Cincinnati Reds. Believe it or not, a Crosley could be purchased at selected Macy’s stores, along with other Crosley appliances. Talk about one-stop shopping.
If the number of new developments that have sprung up across the city is any indication, the residential loft trend is alive and well--not only among the urban 20-somethings, but also adventurous baby boomers, especially empty-nesters.