It’s a milestone year for SING FOR SITEMAN, the annual event that brings together a group of world-renowned artists from OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS to perform for one night only to benefit SITEMAN CANCER CENTER’s Discovery Fund for cancer research. The fifth annual benefit concert on Monday, June 9, will be held at a new venue this year: the 730-seat Performing Arts Center at John Burroughs School. Opera stars STEPHANIE BLYTHE, RENÉ BARBARA, SUSANNAH BILLER, PATRICK CARFIZZI, LEVI HERNANDEZ, SEAN PANIKKAR and ELIZABETH ZHAROFF will be accompanied by internationally acclaimed pianist CAROL WONG, who also serves as the concert’s artistic director. Co-chairs for the evening are KIM EBERLEIN and CHERI FROMM. For tickets, call 961-0644 or visit opera-stl.org/SingForSiteman. Ladue News is a proud media sponsor of Sing for Siteman.
LN's 2013 Lil' One, Weller, is all grown up!
They’ll be buzzing around the house with the Wheely Bee, $85, Imagination Toys.
LN's 2013 Lil' One, F. Weller Meyer III
If you are of a certain age, you probably remember the jealousy induced when another young classmate announced he or she was having his tonsils removed. From the vantage point of an elementary-school student, this meant a few days off and lots of post-surgical ice cream. And several decades ago, tonsillectomy seemed a routine part of childhood.
Say hello to LN’s newest Lil’ One, F. Weller Meyer III!
When it comes to summer fun, St. Louis makes it easy to be a kid—or stay young at heart. Follow this family-friendly guide to the city’s best summer attractions for kids—and their parents.
An assistant of Sir Paul McCartney recently called local designer David Deatherage to discuss purchasing a vintage desk-- the desk that was featured on the cover of LN’s Fall 2012 Elegant Living edition.
LN's 2012 Lil' One, Sadie Smith
He’s making a list, so make sure your lil’ ones are on it! NEIMAN MARCUS’ annual holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa, is just around the corner. Dine with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy pictures with Santa, face-painting, a petting zoo and other activities. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at The Zodiac. Admission for adults is $50; children, $30. Reservations are required, 994-5000.
MEET LN’S NEW LIL’ ONE: Sadie Smith! Although she was a little under the weather during her recent visit to Citygarden, the 2-year-old didn’t let a cold stop her from eagerly climbing on and exploring the sculptures scattered throughout the downtown space. “She has so much energy, she doesn’t walk anywhere, she dances,” says Sadie’s mom, Christina.
St. Louis is now home to the WORLD’S LARGEST CHESS PIECE, as certified by the folks at Guinness World Record. The 14-foot, 16-inch tall piece—a king—is 6-feet wide at the base. It was unveiled earlier this week to kick off the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis in the Central West End. Tournament play began May 8 and will run through May 20.
Here’s another sneak peek of some of the adorable darlings in the running for our next Lil’ One. Voting on Facebook has begun. To vote for your favorite youngster(s), click ‘like’ on his or her photo at https://www.facebook.com/laduenews. The winner will be announced in our May 25 issue.
Can you stand the cuteness? Here’s a sneak peek of some of the adorable darlings in the running for our next Lil’ One. Voting on Facebook has begun. To vote for your favorite youngster(s), visit our Facebook photo gallery (http://on.fb.me/I1jSJe) and click ‘like’ on his or her photo. The winner will be announced in our May 25 issue.
Can you believe that it’s already been a year since we first introduced you to BROOKE FLEMING, Ladue News’ first-ever Lil’ One? The search is now on for our official 2012 cutie-patootie to star in an LN photo shoot with fashion editor Katie Yeadon.
Lil' One Brooke is all smiles at the Saint Louis Zoo.
A ‘Pretty in Pink’ theme is great for a little girl’s first birthday party. We put together pink treat bags that also provided information on buying pictures from the party photographer; embellished tables with painted vases, pink carnations and jewels; and spray painted picture frames for guests to use as a prop in photos.
Don�t forget your lil� one! THYMES� Sweetleaf Baby Travel Kit adds a touch of tenderness to travel with baby wash and shampoo, lotion, hand cleaner and terry washcloth. $16, thymes.com.
The year 2011 yielded an abundance of significant news in local theater. Eleven presentations stood out above the rest. In ascending order, here’s a list of the year’s best productions:
Story: Li’l Bit comes from a small, poor family in rural Maryland. She lives with her mother and also regularly sees her grandmother and grandfather as well as her mother’s sister, Aunt Mary, and Mary’s husband Peck. Li’l Bit tells us that everyone in her family is known by a nickname with sexual connotations, and the family’s dinners frequently turn coarse and vulgar as her uneducated grandfather says whatever comes into his mind. Li’l Bit dreams of going to college, but only Uncle Peck nurtures that thought.
Water and sun are the ultimate summer combination. Protect your lil’ ones all season long with our product picks.
Tea romper, City Sprouts, $49. Saltwater sandals, Laurie’s Shoes, $30
Pink top, Crewcuts, $54. White jeans, Crewcuts, $49.50. Necklace, Crewcuts, $14.50. Flats, Crewcuts, $55.
Polka dot cardigan, Crewcuts, $54.50. Grey tulle t-shirt, Crewcuts, $35. Denim shorts, Crewcuts, $39.50. Necklace, Crewcuts, $12.50. Flats, Crewcuts, $58
Lily Pulitzer pink ruffle dress, Pink Magnolia, $88. Keds shoes, Laurie’s Shoes, $30