Though What Not to Wear concluded last fall, women still have the opportunity to be ‘Carmindized’ through Carmindy’s new line. We caught up with her before her recent trip to St. Louis, celebrating the line's launch at Soft Surroundings.
If you’ve been daydreaming about a kitchen makeover with sparkling new appliances, craftsman cabinets and luxurious lighting, A Gathering Place Kitchen Tour is for you. “It’s a really fun, self-guided tour from house to house, where you can bring a group of friends, see different styles and let your imagination run away with itself on what you can do in your own kitchen,” says Junior League of St. Louis president Maureen Strasheim.
You want your home’s curb appeal to make a great first impression. Here, local builders share ways to give your abode’s façade a facelift.
Transform your bath into a personal oasis with these stunning makeover tips from local designers.
Fine-dining stalwart Tony’s restaurant will have a fresh look come 2014. In January, the restaurant will undergo 10,000-square-feet of renovations, including new flooring and lighting, as well as expanding the bar and rearranging artwork and furniture. The Wine and the Cherry rooms also will be updated. SPACE Architecture + Design has signed on to do the renovations.
Throughout her life, Jenny Tippit never smiled in a single photo. And by early adulthood, her debilitating fear of the dentist not only was affecting her smile, but her personal and professional relationships, as well. “I didn’t want my daughter to know me without a smile,” she explains. That’s where Dr. Humaira Rosinski at Creve Coeur Dental came in.
The 20-plus acre Mari de Villa campus is bustling with change. Currently three years into a four-year renovation plan, a new batch of upgrades at the retirement community will be finished soon—and just in time for more expansion to begin.
There’s a new design trend afoot that harkens back to the days of old-school communication: chalkboards. Here, we present some interesting new lighting and furniture designs that incorporate a chalkboard or simply mimic the look.
Keller Williams Realty St. Louis in Kirkwood recently celebrated its annual RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) with plenty of flowers and sunshine. RED Day was created for agents and their families as a nationwide Keller Williams commitment to give back to the communities they serve. The Kirkwood team planted flowers for the City of Kirkwood to beautify the downtown area. Pictured from left to right are agents Dan Delpha, Andrew Hannigan and Denise Sanford.
The devastating scene of an unwanted cat or dog being left in a box, on a curb or in the rain is not simply an emotive scene from the movies—it is the world many animals live in. With the earnest goal to help animals, the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) is there to take in lost, stray or unwanted pets and work to find them loving forever homes.
St. Louis designer on-the-rise Jessie Miller made her debut June 9 on HGTV Star, which offers opportunities for undiscovered home renovation virtuosos to win life-changing prizes.
An Old World charm with a pinch of modern ambiance is now greeting guests at Charlie Gitto’s on The Hill.
It’s been announced that after 30 years, Dierdorf & Hart’s Steakhouse will be closing its doors in Westport Plaza. Since opening in 1983, the establishment has served as a go-to meeting place for many a business deal and countless special occasions for local families. The restaurant was locally owned and operated by former football greats DAN DIERDORF and JIM HART, and managing partner LOU GARESCHE. Lunch service ended last week, and dinner service will continue until Saturday, May 18.
It’s time to freshen up, ladies! We sent four LN readers to four area salons to have their hair and makeup looks refreshed for the season, and learned that less-is-more styles are all the rage this spring.
A backyard is just a backyard—until you turn it into something more. Outdoor living spaces are gaining in popularity and have potential to increase a home’s value and saleability. And there is almost no end to the number of uses they can serve for your family. We asked experts for creative ideas to make the great outdoors a selling point for your home—whether you’re putting it on the market in five years, or next month.
The father-and-son team of Bob and Steve O’Loughlin is going non-stop, working to create or redesign the next the next big St. Louis hotel ‘experience.’ In the past couple of years, the tandem has been even more successful than usual. The highlights include opening the hugely popular Three Sixty atop their Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark and re-energizing the storied Cheshire Inn. At the same time, they made major purchases: Among them, the Marriott St. Louis Airport, Westport Plaza and one of the crown jewels of St. Louis, Union Station—yes, Union Station!
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.
Shopping centers and stand-alone businesses across the region are the ones getting the makeover. And experts said recently those renovations are a way to keep tenants happy and vacancy rates low in older, often out-of-date shopping centers.
After having children, women often wish to bounce back to their pre-pregnancy bodies. St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery’s solution is the ‘mommy makeover.’
Maryville Talks Books, the signature author series from MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY, kicks off this month with actress/ singer VANESSA WILLIAMS and her mother, HELEN WILLIAMS. The pair will appear on May 10 at Christ Church Cathedral for a discussion and signing of their book, You Have No Idea. The rest of the lineup includes former Democratic presidential candidate BILL BRADLEY (May 11), sportswriter FRANK DEFORD (May 30), author and historian DOUGLAS BRINKLEY (June 4) and Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August author BUZZ BISSINGER (June 11). Except for the Williams event, all other appearances take place at Maryville University Auditorium and are free and open to the public. Ticket packages for the Williams event are $30, and include seating for two, as well as a copy of the book (brownpapertickets.com).
Ladue News becomes a work of art…One of the current exhibits at BRUNO DAVID GALLERY features the work of artist KATHARINE KUHARIC, who uses ‘unsolicited images’ from newspapers, magazines and junk mail and presents them in a way that questions celebrity, pop and suburban culture. One such painting especially caught our attention. Title? Ladue News. We’ll leave the interpretation up to you.
You might be getting old if…Former Missouri First Lady and U.S. Senator JEAN CARNAHAN has penned a new book, A Little Help from My Friends…and Other Hilarious Tales of Graying Graciously. The book is a collection of 30-some essays that discuss everything from malls, manners and makeup to birthdays, bras and beauty secrets. One of the highlights is a list called ‘You Might Be Getting Old If…’ in which the 77-year-old author suggests that waiters automatically serving you decaf coffee and grocery clerks offering to help you carry one tiny sack are definite signs.
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Brian Blasingame, Butler�s Pantry... A great Sweet 16 theme would be a spa or makeover party. For the menu, you can do light cuisine like sushi or things you would get in a spa. Another great route would be a Hollywood theme�you could either pick your favorite movie and take foods from that, or else have things you might find at the movie theater like hot dogs and popcorn.
A group of local women is being recognized for their efforts in keeping the arts thriving in St. Louis. The recipients of this year’s Grand Center Visionary Awards include philanthropist KIM EBERLEIN (Major Contribution to the Arts), CON CHRISTESON of the Community CollabARTive program at Peter & Paul Community Services (Successful Working Artist), The City Studio Dancer Center’s SARA BURKE (Outstanding Arts Professional), Saint Louis Art Museum photography instructor LOIS INGRAM (Outstanding Arts Educator), artist GINA ALVAREZ (Emerging Artist) and Washington University English professor and author MARY JO BANG (Lifetime Achievement). In addition, SUSAN UCHITELLE, director of the Confluence Academy, will receive the President’s Award for her role in establishing Grand Center Arts Academy. The 10th annual Visionary Awards takes place May 16 at The Sheldon. For tickets, call 289-1583 or visit grandcenter.org.