Grace Your Table with South African Splendor
Your pup can snuggle up by the fire on this festive mat, $46, Three Dog Bakery.
On Jack Jr.:
From earphones to neckties and dresses to diamonds, find the perfect gift for all the people on your holiday shopping list in LN's Gift Book.
Keep her digits dripping in diamonds with this Gregg Ruth ring, $14,950, Saettele Jewelers.
They’ll be buzzing around the house with the Wheely Bee, $85, Imagination Toys.
We love giving gifts of plant products to friends near and far. One of my favorite treasures to send is maple syrup from our relative’s farm in New Hampshire. It takes 100 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup, but don’t look for the romantic image of draft horses hauling a sleigh of sap. Today, sap is extracted from trees with a web of plastic tubing and a giant vacuum cleaner. You can find the result in gift-sized cans or bottles at many local retailers.
This season, Ladue News is collecting Wish List items for Nurses for Newborns. We invite you to stop by LN and contribute new or gently used items to this very worthy cause!
Be a part of goodwill and good cheer! LN’s Holiday Wish List Drive for NURSES FOR NEWBORNS continues through Monday, Dec. 24. The organization, which helps at-risk young mothers and their babies stay healthy, as well as offering other means support to their families, is experiencing even greater need this holiday season. Suggested donation items include boys’ and girls’ clothing (infant to size 8), toys (newborn to age 8), non-perishable food, diapers, infant formula, baby wipes and grocery/Walmart/Target gift cards. Collection boxes are available at our offices, 8811 Ladue Road (Ladue and 170), Suite D. For the complete Wish List, visit laduenews.com.
Let your go-to guy know that he'll always be the one...
Don't forget your furry friend this holiday season.
Make her day with one of these thoughtful hostess gifts.
Light up the imagination of your favorite little guy with an array of whimsical games, books and room accents.
Grandpas and grandmas need extra-special love during the holidays. Show them you care with these gifts from the heart.
The LN Holiday Gift Book provides great ways to outfit your little angel with adorable holiday clothing and a roomful of precious toys.
Give the love of your life a gift she'll cherish for years to come.
She did it! Ladue mother-of-three CHRISTINA MURPHY says it’s the hardest thing she’s ever done: She completed the grueling Tough Mudder challenge, a hardcore 10- to 12-mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces. More than half a million participants have taken part in the challenge, raising more than $3 million for Wounded Warrior Project. Murphy completed the course last weekend in Poplar Bluff.
The name Gurhan is renowned for exquisite jewelry pieces made from pure gold and other precious metals. Gurhan Orhan was born in Ankara, Turkey, and became intrigued by working with gold when, at the age of 40, he was handed a sheet of 24-karat gold. Rather than taking a traditional path of studying goldsmithing, he instead went to museums and studied the techniques employed by ancient artisans. In the years since, his line has grown in both range and popularity. We caught up with Gurhan, who recently visited Neiman Marcus at Plaza Frontenac.
Peek-a-boo! NOKOPO, a female Matschie’s tree kangaroo joey, has begun poking her head out from within her mother’s pouch at the SAINT LOUIS ZOO. Born the size of a lima bean six months ago, Nokopo is now the size of a small cat. Patient visitors to the Emerson Children’s Zoo have been rewarded by seeing her climb partially out of the pouch to reach for her mother’s food and explore the world outside. Nokopo is expected to ‘move out’ of the pouch at 10 months old, but will continue to nurse until she is at least 16 months.
Snack Central: Everybody loves snacks, and what’s better than freshly made popcorn from locally owned Poptions? Two and 3.5 gallon tins available, customized with three flavors, including chocolate varieties made exclusively using Bissinger’s chocolate! $30 to $70
Chew on this: No more toy massacre! Floppy Friends dog toys are stuffing-free. $12 from Lucky Dog