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Boo! In the spirit of Halloween, LN readers are showing off their photos from last year's shenanigans. From princesses to superheroes, skeletons to puppy dogs, these festive cuties are certainly more treat than trick.
The business trip, the honeymoon, the family vacation—all trips come with an assumable number of corresponding travelers. But how do you describe a 12-person vacation? What about a seven-family retreat? These St. Louisans spent their summers being, to say the least, social. Can you even imagine the luggage?
How great! If more means merrier, then these multi-generational families must be gleeful as can be. Take a look at these great-grandparents enjoying time with their kin.
Duck, duck…A red carpet welcomed the legendary Peabody Ducks to St. Louis and the University City Children's Center (UCCC). Escorted by Duckmaster Anthony Petrina, the world-famous flock of fowl from The Peabody hotel in Memphis visited the Center last week. Just as they do twice a day in the lobby of The Peabody, the ducks paraded up a red carpet to accompanying music. During their appearance, the Duckmaster also talked with UCCC preschoolers about the ducks’ history and their care, as well as how the children can help protect the environment and all living things.
There are few things that can truly be perfect, and even fewer that can accurately be measured for perfection. Golf provides that one possible moment of It couldn’t have been better greatness: the hole-in-one. As rare as they are, these readers have managed multiple shots of flawlessness and strokes of victory. We know who you want on your next team!
What a chip off the old block! In honor of Father’s Day, we asked LN readers to submit photos of St. Louis dads and their look-alike children. This year’s winners are Brian Tash and his one-and-a-half-year-old son, Hunter Tash, of Creve Coeur. “Everyone tells me all the time that Hunter looks just like Brian’s Mini-Me,” says wife Cristina Tash. The two love to play baseball, football and soccer together, and “Brian loves to read to him.” For winning, Brian will receive gift certificates to La Cantina and Amigos Cantina restaurants (a $100 value)—just in time for Father’s Day. Below, take a peek at other area look-alikes. Can you tell who’s who?
Have you traveled far and wide? Tell us about it!
LN’s 2013 Charity Awards had something new this year: an online system that offered readers the opportunity to nominate individuals and organizations for their community service. Congratulations to our winners!
Pearly whites and shiny silver! Precious metals may look très chic as bracelets and necklaces, but can they also leave you with a perfect smile? These youngsters sure hope so! Here, they show off their finest incisor accessories and prove there is such a thing as being en vogue in braces.
Unpin that boutonniere and slip off the corsage—prom season has come and gone. We asked for an inside peek, and it looks like these lovely ladies and dapper gentleman had a ball! So pour yourself a glass of punch, turn on a pop song and relive the memory of the school event of the season.
We asked for submissions of moms with doppelganger daughters and spitting-image sons, and LN readers did not disappoint. After careful consideration--and a little help from your Facebook votes--we've selected St. Louis' best Mother's Day Look-Alikes. Coming in at first place is Kirk Day School fourth-grade teacher and mother of three, Lisa Engel, and her 8-year-old daughter, Reagan Engel, of Webster Groves. For winning, Lisa will receive a full-service package at Dominic Michael Salon, including a haircut, blow dry, manicure, pedicure and makeup application. Below, we have included some of our other favorite look-alikes, with many so similar it will leave you wondering 'Which is which?'
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Classical music has officially made its return to the St. Louis airwaves. The station's opening week also unveiled the debut of the Ladue News Minute, which can be heard on RAF-STL.
A fond adieu to Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) director PAUL HA, who will soon depart for Cambridge, Mass. Ha has been selected as the new director of Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) List Center for the Visual Arts. Ha arrived in St. Louis in 2002 to oversee the construction and opening of CAM’s new facility. He has since successfully positioned the museum as a national and international leader in contemporary art, as well as secured more than $40 million in funding and a $5 million endowment. A search committee has been formed to name a replacement for Ha, who begins his new post in December.
In preparation for the LADUE NEWS SHOW HOUSE next month, dozens of BRIGHTSIDE ST. LOUIS volunteers recently spent the day at 15 Washington Terrace in the Central West End, trimming, pulling weeds, taking down old shrubs and performing general clearing of the property. The group, under the direction of Show House landscape chair JUDY MOSKOFF, included horticulturist JUSTIN SCHMITT and Washington University students belonging to the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. The Show House begins Saturday, Oct. 15 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 30. Look for more information, including ticket prices and charitable beneficiaries, in upcoming issues of LN.
Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and Tony-award winning actress GLENN CLOSE will be in St. Louis for several appearances this month to raise awareness about mental illness. She created her campaign, BringChange2Mind.org, after her sister Jessie was diagnosed with mental illness. Close, who is working with organizations across the country to address the stigma of mental illness, has recently partnered with the KARLA SMITH FOUNDATION, a Metro East nonprofit that provides support to those who have a loved one suffering from mental illness and those who’ve lost a family member to suicide. During her visit here April 16 to 17, the actress will attend the ‘Change a Mind, Change a Life’ fundraising dinner at the Four Seasons. Close also will sing ‘America the Beautiful’ at a Cardinals game and throw out the first pitch.
As part of its ‘Images of America’ series, local publisher ARCADIA PUBLISHING has recently released Ste. Genevieve, a book full of archival photographs from the historic area. Written by RICHARD DEPOSKI, the book is available at local bookstores.
Holy cupcake! We were thrilled with (and a little bit overwhelmed) by all the wonderful submissions we received for our annual reader recipe contest. Cupcakes by the dozens landed in our office recently for the official judge’s tasting (a tough job, but someone has to do it). Recipes ranged from Key Lime to lemon meringue, double chocolate to pumpkin spice. Ever impressed by the talent and creativity of the home bakers who enter our contests, it was difficult to choose the winner. But Ellie Hock’s Mariposa Cupcake, a chocolate, coffee and cinnamon recipe inspired by her recent trip to Guatemala, took the cake, so to speak. For her effort and expertise, Hock has won a cooking class generously donated by Viking Cooking School. Our thanks go out to everyone who entered our contest. We’ve published as many recipes and photos as space permits, but visit laduenews.com for even more tasty recipes!
Once a month Ladue News brings you the best of the people and products in the beauty industry with our ‘Skin Deep’ Q&A and our ‘Beauty Obsession’ product spread. The Q&A invites readers to get to know some well-known and up-and-coming professionals behind local and national skin care, makeup and hair care lines. And the products we feature are carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions to represent some of our favorite ways to pamper, primp and style!