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There’s a new kitchen tool on store shelves this holiday season that should excite the St. Louis home chef. It’s not a fancy food processor or even a durable, super-useful knife. Co-authored by chef Clara Moore and Ladue News food writer Matt Sorrell, Shop Like a Chef is a guide for St. Louis food lovers to local products and produce, gourmet and specialty foods, and so much more in communities and neighborhoods throughout the city and county.
Once in a great while, you stumble onto a story that is just so full of wonder and intrigue, that you have to share it. Enter Effie Brooks Theodate Pope Riddle, and the Hill-Stead mansion.
Holiday traditions in St. Louis are so established that it might not even surprise you that we have a ‘head elf,’ if you will, in our midst. We all have our cherished things to do this time of the year: taking in the Symphony at Powell Hall, a carriage ride through Tilles Park, or maybe ice-skating at Steinberg Rink in Forest Park.
Grace Your Table with South African Splendor
The turkey wattle gladioli (Gladiolus alatus), growing in the wild in the Drakensteinberge Mountains, near Wellington, South Africa
I’m confused. This movie has received a ton of award buzz, particularly for the lead acting performance of Oscar favorite Bruce Dern and the breakout dramatic performance of SNL alum Will Forte. Suffice it to say, the bar was set high. To say the movie failed to live up to expectations is an understatement.
Pull out the stepladder, line up the clips and unroll the coils of light—it is time to put that annual magic into the night air! A yearly ritual for many families, hanging the holiday lights marks a seasonal celebration of exuberance.
A 1.5-story, 4-bedroom and 5-full and 2-half bath home in Town and Country is listed for $1.85 million.
A 4-bedroom, 5-full and 2-half bath home in Town and Country is listed for $1.595 million
Tired of old-school dark wood? Can’t add another hue to your already color-laden rooms? Why not try some barely-there neutrals, which offer style, versatility and blend seamlessly into a variety of interiors? A few of our top choices right now: French-inspired desk set crafted from smoky antique mirror; transitional style mercury-glass pendants; smoky decorative room divider; and faux-shagreen and silver finish bedside table.
Nestled in the most coveted local neighborhoods, these stunning manses boast historical charm with modern luxuries. Fall in love with the property that could become your dream home.
A 1.5-story, 4-bedroom, 5-full and 1-half bath home in Ladue is listed for $2.095 million.
Ample space, high ceilings and top-of-the-line finishes are the norm for homes landing in the multi-million dollar market. Homes sitting on a double-lot can have even more appeal. Forty minutes outside of St. Louis sits an estate made for any luxury neighborhood, featuring one large perk most definitely not available in the city: 154 acres.
A 5-bedroom, 6-full and 2-half bath home in Wildwood is listed for $1.995 million
The work of local artist Kyle Lucks extends further than the watercolors LN readers have grown to know, encompassing a variety of media and subject matters.
Jack Straub and his son, Trip, are looking at the old snapshots that hang on the walls inside the Straub’s Markets office in Clayton. One picture shows a long row of telephone operators taking calls for home delivery service: All are wearing bulky black headsets with thick cords fitted over coiffed hairdos, their legs are crossed and they’re flashing big 1940s smiles.
Our gardening romance with the most exotic and tropical-looking South African plants has very deep roots. Some 250 years ago, Scottish botanist Francis Masson was the first of the global plant explorers from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to study these plants. Masson brought to horticulture more than 400 species of South African plants such as the king protea, geranium, cineraria, calla lily, bird of paradise, red-hot-poker, Agapanthus and Amaryllis belladonna. He deserves many thanks for his contributions to our garden world!
Story: Ben enters a farm house that appears to be abandoned. Inside, though, he finds a barefoot young woman named Barbra who seems to be in shock. Eventually, Ben learns that Barbra and her brother Johnny had been attacked by “the living dead,” and that Johnny is dead. Barbra ran to the house before slipping into shock. Ben abandoned his truck, which needs fuel, and is seeking shelter in the same house.
The blushing rose king protea (P. cynaroides) often serves as a contemporary centerpiece in tropical floral arrangements. It is the national flower of South Africa. Photo by Pat Raven.
Strelitzia reginae or Bird of Paradise.
As this city boy drove west toward St. Albans to view the French estate of a local executive and his wife, I felt in some way that this must have been what it was like for the early 20th century scions of business when they moved from the Central West End to the outer limits of Ladue in search of larger parcels of land in which to build their manse.
In the final installment of Show & Tell, we are happy to introduce the remaining 2013 LN Show House designers. Open to the public Oct. 5 through Oct. 20, the third annual Show House is located at #23 Lenox Place in the Central West End.
This week signals an exciting time for us at Ladue News, an energy that extends all the way to the Central West End, where our third annual Show House opens beginning this Saturday, Oct. 5.