From visual pieces such as paintings to utilitarian items like ink wells, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is focused on collecting, preserving and showing dog-themed works of art.
There’s no question LN readers are in-the-know, so who better to ask about the things that make St. Louis stand out and stand proud? Here, we present the very best, as selected by our readers, in the 2014 Ladue News Platinum List!
It had to be…Harry Connick Jr! The popular crooner has been announced as the headliner for this year’s Dinner with the Stars to benefit Variety the Children's Charity. The event takes place Saturday, May 3, at Peabody Opera House.
Spring has sprung in the land of fashion, and one of my favorite trends for the new season are watercolor prints. Brush strokes of color in vibrant hues, these prints give an artsy look to your spring wardrobe. Pair them with white or classic denim, a lime neon clutch or bring a pop to your feet when wearing a solid dress...there’s nothing abstract about it!
Must-Have: Saint Laurent heel, $795, available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue
A dab on the wrist—or a little dot just behind the ear—is all you’ll need to keep him guessing. As Valentine’s Day draws near, we present you with our fragrance selections for a romantic evening.
On Trend: Gucci loafer, $525, Saks Fifth Avenue
Holiday shopping can be complicated. Sometimes, the right gift isn’t just beautiful and useful, it’s memorable—much like these over-the-top luxuries. Whether you’re shopping for your first-cousin master falconer or father-in-law mixology enthusiast, these extravagant fine-department-store presents will stand far above the customary pajama sets and neck ties.
Ralph Lauren Mixologist Box, $6,995, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Jay Strongwater Peacock Feather Frame, $2,200, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Etro Poker Box, $2,014, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Jimmy Choo Charlize Embellished Suede & Metal Clutch, $5,350, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Stephanie Kantis is a bona fide St. Louis success story. LN recently spoke with Kantis about her Ladue roots, advice for fellow entrepreneurs and her most sought-after venture to-date.
Alan Brainerd, Tania Beasley Jolly marketing director Saks Fifth Avenue, Pam Hogg Designer
Hideki Seo, Rejina Dyo, Jan Goldstein co-chair, Kurt Rosenkoetter General Manager Saks Fifth Avenue, Pam Hogg Designer
The Saint Louis Zoo has plenty to be excited about, including the $15-million polar bear habitat, which is set to open in 2015. Construction on the 40,000-square-foot McDonnell Polar Bear Point began last month. When completed, it will more than double the space of the zoo’s old polar bear habitat, and house an adult male and female bear, as well as a couple of cubs. Among the features of the new space is a seamless transition from sea to coastline to land, allowing the bears to swim, dive, rock-climb and dig in the sand. There also will be a 22-foot visitor viewing window and an Arctic cave room for viewing the bears as they swim in a 13-foot-deep pool. The habitat also includes a state-of-the-art life support system that recirculates and treats exhibit water, saving the zoo some 2.3 million gallons of water each year.
Corneliani coat, $995; Robert Talbott sweater, $298; Robert Talbott shirt, $198; Hiltl pant, $275; Donald Pliner shoes, $198, Mister Guy
BB Dakota coat, $130; necklace, $42, Paperdolls Boutique
Booties, $$$, Nordstrom
Pea Coat, $92, Egg
Ralph Lauren shirt, $40; pant, $50, Saks Fifth Avenue
Coat, $97; dress, $75, Egg
coat, $245; pant, $235; shirt, $145, J.McLaughlin
coat, $295; sweater, $135; pant, $155, J.McLaughlin
Hartstrings t-shirt, $30; coat, $75; Hudson jeans, $49, Saks Fifth Avenue
Ralph Lauren coat, $90; shirt, $40; skirt, $45; all Saks Fifth Avenue
flared dress: Theory, $285, Saks Fifth Avenue
fur vest: Glamourpuss, $695, Saks Fifth Avenue
fur vest: Alice & Olivia, $368, Saks Fifth Avenue
fur vest: Adrienne Landau, $895, Saks Fifth Avenue
(clockwise from top black rugged bootie)
Prada, $790, Nieman Marcus
L.K. Bennett, $395, Nordstrom
Rag & Bone, $495, Nordstrom
Jimmy Choo, $950, Nordstrom
Chanel, $1,350, Neiman Marcus
Brian Atwood, $1,595, Saks Fifth Avenue
Pedro Garcia, $540, Nordstrom
Jimmy Choo, $1,595, Saks Fifth Avenue
On Trend: Orange is the New Black