I'm a big fan of the gum-shoe detective story. I like the tongue-in-cheek skewering of everything from organized crime to law enforcement to Hollywood. It can be a fun, offbeat, creative experience. This film, however, made me want to jab a fork into my thigh.
From preparing meals to planting flowers and painting houses, the Veiled Prophet Organization’s (VP) Maids of Honor Project is making a positive impact on the community. Funded by the VP Foundation, the program annually has averaged almost 400 volunteer dads and daughters, and about 2,500 hours of community service in recent years. LN spoke with five of these outstanding young women, who debuted in this year’s ball, about their volunteer work.
If you've ever stood on the steps under the Arch, admired the flowers at City Hall, or driven by the remodeled homes in North County neighborhoods, you have witnessed the work of the Veiled Prophet Foundation.
You could say Richard Tao is a man who wears many hats, but that simply isn’t his accessory of choice. Tao has held principal architectural positions, worked as a department store president, taught college-level jazz, and performed as a professional musician overseas. Now, he’s on to his next adventure: neckties.
On Trend: Active New Year
2015 is upon us. As we compile a list of the resolutions we plan to stick to rigidly for one week, waffle over for a month, and abandon in a complete 180-swing by March, let's reflect...
Award season is heating up. The Golden Globe nominations were announced last week. And while sometimes controversial, they are considered to be fairly accurate prognostications for the Oscars. And, as always, the snubs are as provocative as the selections.
At that upcoming holiday soiree, sparkle like freshly fallen snow in this season’s most dazzling accessories.
I've compiled my annual look back on my favorites from Fall 2014. The best part? See how easily these looks can carry you into Spring of 2015!
When December becomes icy and dark, the garden may go to sleep for the winter, but my kitchen window showcases the flurry of activity around our row of bird feeders.
New Year's Eve is one of the most exciting and refreshing times of year, and it also is the time to pull out all the stops when it comes to fashion for the big night out. Of course, it’s all about sparkle, shine, glitz and glam. So, grab your dancing shoes, retro earrings and little cocktail dress, and ring in 2015 in style!
The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled its first-ever temporary exhibit: Stan Musial: 'The Man' Off the Field. Displays include artifacts from the Cardinals, as well as items on loan from the Musial family.
He’ll look dapper in these Donald J. Pliner dress shoes, $365, Woody’s Men’s Shop
With the holiday season comes holiday shopping, and Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace is dedicated to providing customers with a unique and convenient retail, dining and lifestyle destination.
Since the fear of public speaking is one of the main fears people have, facing it is the first step in lessening it. But we really don’t want to eliminate it completely! Toastmasters tells us to take the “butterflies in our stomach and teach them to fly in formation.” A Toastmasters club is the perfect setting for this. It is a nurturing environment where many have been in your shoes and can easily relate to the courage you’re demonstrating.
On Callie (second from left): Egg red bow dress, $76; Blue Egg Leggings, $29; Pocketful of Posies silver bow headband, $18; Dandelions.
On Kelly (second from right): Milly dress, $325; Jimmy Choo heels, $595; Saks Fifth Avenue. Day Tripper teardrop earrings, $48, Kate Spade. 18k white gold and diamond necklace; Sapphire and diamond ring, call for prices; Albarre Jewelry.
On Steve (right): Samuelsohn suit, $1,200; Donald J. Pliner dress shoes, $365; Woody’s Men’s Shop. Robert Talbott dress shirt, $298, Mister Guy Clothiers. Bulova watch, $1,295, Lordo’s Diamonds.
Looking for the perfect something for all the special people in your life? From gifts for grandma to surprises for your sweetheart, we scouted out beautiful items for everyone on your list!
Sometimes, dreams do come true. And sometimes, it's not wildly difficult to make that happen. Gardeners, once they learn of it, dream about the Chelsea Flower Show. So do some of us who just love the beauty of botany. This year, I was able to go.
Eugenia Kim fedora, $365, Neiman Marcus. Dyed fox scarf, $150, The Fur and Leather Centre. Moss Mills belt, $120, Ivy Hill. Jimmy Choo boots, $1,195, Neiman Marcus. Dress, $398, Eileen Fisher. Earrings, $150, Vie. Scarf, $20, Laurie Solet. Rebecca Minkoff bag, $195, Laurie Solet. Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, $475, Saks Fifth Avenue.
On Kathy (right): Jade Melody Tam top, $115; Krazy Larry pant, $110; Sole Comfort. Gabor heels, $196, Laurie’s.
On Kelly (left): Diane von Furstenberg dress, $398; Jimmy Choo heels, $1,250; Saks Fifth Avenue. BCBG black rabbit fur capelet, $125, Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique. Kate Spade handbag, $348, Kate Spade. 14k white gold and diamond bracelet, call for pricing, Albarre Jewelry.
On Steve (center): Samuelsohn sportcoat, $998; Canali dress shirt, $265; Saks Fifth Avenue pants, $228; Saks Fifth Avenue. Donald J. Pliner dress shoes, $365, Woody’s Men's Shop.
On Ken: Peter Millar sportcoat, $995, and shirt, $125; Agave jeans, $245; Mister Guy.
On Paula: Giorgio Armani jacket, $1,325, Neiman Marcus. Chanel padlock necklace, $2,300, Saks Fifth Avenue. Paula's own cuff, silver necklace, jeans and shoes.
On Ken: Ken’s own velvet jacket, shirt, bow tie, pocket square and shoes. Zanella grey pant, $395, Mister Guy.
On Paula: Jenny Packham dress, $6,720, Neiman Marcus. Ring, Elleard Heffern. Earrings, $72, Distinctions. Paula’s own cuff.
On Ken: Samuelsohn suit, $1,795, Mister Guy. Ken’s own shirt, bow tie, pocket square and shoes.
On Paula: Siasi dress, $195, Special Occasions. Diamond drop earrings, $113, Vie. Stingray cuff, Albarre. Single Stone cobblestone ring, $11,000, Ylang-Ylang. Paula's own shoes.
Story: Benjamin Murphy is a square peg in a round hole. He is not compelled to conform to the daily routine at the “Continental branch of Consolidated Shirt Makers,” where his colleagues dress alike and act alike in unison. This confounds the manager, Mr. Gum, who is further perplexed when Murphy refers to some unknown “stairs to the roof” that Murphy climbs to alleviate the boredom.
Looking for a comfortable shoe for fall? Slightly more hip than Tom’s and definitely more fashionable than your running shoes, the slip-on sneaker is having its moment.