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LN’s own design editor ALAN E. BRAINERD and his business partner, MARIA CLIFFORD, were among a privileged few who recently attended the highly anticipated auction of socialite LILLY PULITZER’s estate in West Palm Beach. Brainerd and Clifford, co-owners of Great Estates, were able to secure seats in the second row of the packed auction house for the sale of items from the fashion icon’s Palm Beach compound. Among Brainerd’s acquisitions for the day: three LILIAN MACKENDRICK watercolors and a charming, lidded cabbage box to add to his majolica collection. For her part, Clifford secured Chinese Chippendale cocktail and side tables for her living room.
They say you can only make a good first impression once, and the same is true for houses. A study by BMO Financial Group found that “80 percent of perspective buyers know if a home is right for them as soon as they step inside.” A home’s entryway plays a huge role in this decision, and can be the deciding factor in how the property performs on the market. Three local real estate agents offer a glimpse inside the eye-catching entryways of current listings, as well as tips on how to make your foyer more appealing to guests and perspective homebuyers alike.
This 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom home in Town & Country is listed for $1.789 million
It's the return of a Ladue News original: The Real Home Critique. This year, we take you to two area homes in need of some expert advice. Local realtors recently visited the properties to suggest ways to make the homes move-in ready.
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.
No get-together is complete without a nice meal—or, at least, a few scrumptious bites. With spring on its way, asked local caterers for their favorite seasonal specialties to spice up your gathering.
Recognition of stellar productions by nearly two dozen local theater companies will take center stage when the St. Louis Theater Circle presents its second annual awards ceremony honoring the best in local professional theater, on stage and behind the scenes, on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), 524 Trinity Avenue in University City.
Ladue News Spring Salad
It happened almost a year ago on a perfect spring morning: A host of dignitaries representing St. Louis’ civic, business, philanthropic and arts communities were among those gathered at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially launch the area’s new classical music station, Radio Arts Foundation-St. Louis (RAF-STL).
It had to be…Harry Connick Jr! The popular crooner has been announced as the headliner for this year’s Dinner with the Stars to benefit Variety the Children's Charity. The event takes place Saturday, May 3, at Peabody Opera House.
This 6-bedroom, 5-full and 1-half bathroom home in Creve Coeur is listed for $1.299 million.
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...
Show your love for St. Louis this Valentine’s weekend by attending the 250TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION festivities at Forest Park. On Friday, Feb. 14, the Burnin’ Love Festival on Art Hill kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with family-friendly activities, food trucks, fire-dancers, live performances by the likes of ERIN BODE and DENISE THIMES, and fireworks to cap off the night. On Sunday, Feb. 16, THE BIGGEST BIRTHDAY BALL at the Missouri History Museum promises to be one of the year’s most memorable affairs, featuring cocktails, a variety of food stations sampling local fare and live entertainment. Ladue News is a proud Silver Sponsor of the Ball. For tickets and more information about all other events, visit stl250.org.
Amanda Lynn Hoffner and James Francis Schnoebelen
For the young ladies who want to make a big splash at prom, the fashion has to live up to it! Long or short, fluffy tulle or sleek jersey...anything goes for 2014!
Welcome spring in this spacious yet inviting home. Situated on 3 acres in an exclusive Ladue neighborhood, the property features 16 rooms and more than 10,000 square feet of living space. Architectural details—like built-in bookcases, soaring coffered ceilings and skylights—add sophistication and class. Whip up a delicious meal in the kitchen, with top-of-the-line appliances, Italian tile, a walk-in pantry, center island and butler’s pantry. Soak in the sun during cooler months from the Florida room, or bundle up in front of one of the three fireplaces. Six bedrooms provide ample space for out-of-town guests, who also will love spending time on the expansive deck and in the pool. The octagonal great room has a fireplace and wet bar, each with Verdi marble. An attached, 3-car garage, circle drive, main-floor laundry and central vacuum offer convenience and easy living.