The holidays are a romantic time—who would argue that? After all, the season’s gatherings are filled with good cheer, a few drinks and a healthy dose of mistletoe. But whether you’re planning your office holiday party—or just planning to attend—it’s worth a reminder that real life is not like Love Actually or When Harry Met Sally. Local attorneys shared with LN their advice for avoiding the pitfalls of too much holiday magic in the workplace.
You mean well with the tie, and that candle is pretty, but the most memorable gifts are a little (just a little) over-the-top. For those hoping to make a statement this holiday season, we collected the biggest, most opulent gifts offered by fine department stores. Happy shopping!
Senator Claire McCaskill recently selected Michelle Wright as this year’s Angels in Adoption award recipient. In addition to adopting both of her daughters internationally, Wright also advocates for all children who require special-education services and programs.
Donning the latest items from local boutiques, while incorporating their own favorite pieces, Paula Reed and Ken Stuckenschneider really know how to go all out for the season's most stylish soirees.
Steve George, Kasey Bergh
Doug Peden, Karen Jung
Gretchen Bernardi, David Bentley
Steve George, Dorothy Welsh, Mayor Jon Dalton
Gianna DeiSanti, Sandra Stemmler, Candy Caciolo
Rod Kerner, Lora Downey, David Hagee
Dorothy Welsh, Sarah Wilson
Karen Jung, Joe Schenberg, Steve George, Suzanne Corbett
Randy McDonnell, Steve Kaufman, Sandy Peters
Eileen Musial, Jane Love
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The Brentmoor Wizard of Oz Halloween Party
When visions of sugar plums dance, not just in your head, but on the buffet in front of you, holiday parties can feel like dietary minefields. If the battle of the buffet is joined, a clear strategy before entering the arena will help you be victorious over dietary demons.
This 4-bedroom, 4-full and 1-half bathroom home in Creve Coeur is listed for $1.675 million.
Everyone has a ‘dream house.’ What’s inside differs from person of person—a professional kitchen, cozy reading nooks, palatial pool or entertaining space to make the Joneses jealous. But real estate agents also are in on the fantasy. Here, area agents share their dream listings that are on the market now.
For the final event (of eight) to celebrate their marriage, Afnan Tariq planned an evening of family, music, elegance and cultural traditions for his new wife, Ayesha Ahmed.
His skills are far beyond your wildest imagination: By day, he dons a black T-shirt and shorts as a personal trainer; by night, he can be found in wigs, tights, capes, feathers and mirrors. Meet Leo Stoff, one of the most versatile performance artists in St Louis, who excels in trick-roping, stilt-walking, aerial silks and Japanese Taiko drumming.
The dining room in this year’s Show House easily could accommodate a classic Queen Anne dining set. But for designers Christy North and Tracy Miles, that predictability is anachronistic and somewhat out of touch with modern lifestyles.
St. Louis’ fashion forerunners gathered at the Ladue home of gala chairs Anjali and Atul Kamra for a Gala Kickoff Cocktail Party in support of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. “We wanted to share information about the fashion incubator we are trying to launch to support designers, and bring the business of fashion back to St. Louis,” says Rungolee designer Anjali Karma, a Fashion Fund board member who is co-chairing the inaugural gala with her husband. The evening also focused on celebrating the gala's honorees: Derek Blasberg and Karlie Kloss. Some 80 guests were in attendance at the late-summer soirée.
The luck of the Irish was with Cori Frank and Sean Murphy on August 2, when they wed at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.