A locket with Napoleon's hair
Rurutu, Austral Islands; Figure called A'a, late 18th to early 19th century; wood; 46 x 12 3/16 x 9 13/16 inches; The British Museum, London; © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.
Whenever I want to experience the beauty of my favorite season within the confines of the city, I make my way to Forest Park and marvel at the surroundings--the jewel-hued treetops, the awe-inspiring architecture and the magnificent monuments.
Iconic St. Louis has released its first-ever St. Louis Skyline die-cut card. The card was created and designed by Mary Strauss and illustrated by Chris Kilcullen; proceeds benefit Landmarks Association of St. Louis.
Young Friends of Room at the Inn at the City Museum
Story: Ten people arrive at a mansion on Soldier Island off the coast of Devon, England. Two of them are the newly hired domestic help of a mysterious “Mr. Owen,” who instructs them to prepare his home for a number of guests who are to arrive on the same day.
It's one of the 10 most haunted places in America, according to TIME magazine. The Queen Mary—now a full-service hotel and entertainment venue—is docked at Long Beach, California, and remains a fabulous and eerie visit back in time.
From a birthplace of the blues to the country’s second-oldest symphony, St. Louis’ historic arts scene keeps on thriving. American Arts Experience (AAE) will celebrate the city’s past and present music, art, theater, dance and literature from Oct. 3 to 19 at a variety of local theaters, galleries and universities.
The luxury car—while it’s a phrase used to describe many vehicles, some clearly stand out from the rest. Here are some show-stopping showroom gems.
It's official: Garden Glow will once again light up the Missouri Botanical Garden this winter. The winter light exhibit will take place Nov. 22 through Jan. 3, with more than half a million lights adorning the Garden's most iconic locations.
SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM
The beautiful Beaux Arts architecture and world-renowned artwork in Saint Louis Art Museum’s Sculpture Hall form the perfect combination to wow your guests this fall.
Driving to Sequoia National Park from the south on California Highway 198, you traverse the flat, fertile San Joaquin Valley, often called the 'food basket of the world.' You begin your mountain ascent on The Generals Highway over continuous hairpin curves to a hiking and camping paradise almost 7,000 feet above sea level. Word to the wise: Don’t trust your GPS. You’ll still have 23 winding miles left to go from the park entrance to Wuksachi Lodge, the only lodging in the park--a beautiful mountain lodge with guest rooms located in groves of trees blending into the forest. With every modern convenience and mouth-watering high-country cuisine, you will be encountering the splendor of Mother Nature in pristine and peaceful perfection.
Colorful leaves, a cool breeze and the city’s signature fall festivals soon will signal the start of autumn in St. Louis.
The Giant Forest Museum
Saint Louis University Museum of Art
St. Louis' arts community is gearing up for a big season of live shows this fall! We went straight to the top and asked local arts and entertainment leaders what they're most excited about in the upcoming season:
Saint Louis Art Museum
Life-size sculptures. Historic paintings. Artwork in bloom. Get a taste of the eclectic array of exhibits hitting St. Louis’ art scene this fall.
Janet McAfee Real Estate has welcomed NANCY FRANCIS and MELINDA McCARTHY as sales associates.
More than 100 national and local celebrities and 1,200 diners recently joined forces to raise $87,000 for Saint Louis Crisis Nursery at its 24th Annual Celebrity Waiters Night. Guests enjoyed happy hour and dinner at J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, and BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, as celebrity waiters, including KSDK’s Heidi Glaus and Chip Walker of Wells Fargo Advisors, picked up donations at their tables. The event also included a vodka bar, silent auction and raffle. Pictured: Karen Hughes and Chip Walker
Location No. 2 of Mission Taco Joint is now open for business at 908 Lafayette Ave. in Soulard. The new spot features the same menu of hand-crafted, south-of-the-border fare as the original restaurant in the Delmar Loop.
St. Louis' 250th birthday isn't the only milestone of the year: Plenty of area businesses are celebrating 25, 50, 100 or more years of service to local customers. We congratulate them on their decades of success!
Light-as-air upholstered pieces, coral prints, watery blues and silvery coastal accents create an oceanic wonderland, whether you’re by land or by sea this summer.