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!
Before the annual stroll around The Galleria in search of holiday gifts both selective and silly, it’s time to contemplate what occurred on local stages in the past 12 months.
Newport, Rhode Island, is a Christmas wonderland from November to January, with three of the most spectacular mansions (The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House) decked to the nines and the downtown harbor transformed into a quaint ice-skating rink with Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving via yacht.
Although it’s been 20 years since David Halen was named concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, he still savors that moment. “The announcement was made the night Isaac Stern was featured soloist for our orchestra," he recalls.
A St. Louis holiday tradition is making its 'entrée' onto The Touhill stage this month: Saint Louis Ballet's production of The Nutcracker is set for 10 performances, from Dec. 18 to 23.
This year’s Dancing with the St. Louis Stars, to take place Jan. 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, will feature a cocktail hour, dinner and a short program before the main event: dance performances by Mark Trudeau, Benjamin Akande, Norma McGehee, Tishaura Jones and Tim Jacobs.
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.
Thanks to busy plant breeders, black has arrived as the new 'in' color for landscape design. The range of horticultural offerings has grown so significantly in recent years that it now needs to be added to our garden wish lists.
St. Louis has a reputation for classic, preppy fashion, so it only makes sense that a St. Louisan be behind such a line. Enter Brooke Schultz.
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The transition from summer to fall is all about layers and ease. Comfy knits, earth tones, plenty of layered jewelry and, of course, the still-essential bootie, this rustic, Bohemian trend oozes with personal style and hints at the season to come.
Much of Old Webster is rich in history. Today, shoppers can dine on gourmet burgers or sip fine wines, breathe new life into their closet, try their hand at an art project or transform the look of their home, all within a few square blocks.
Story: It’s 1816, and a group of young poets, philosophers and artists has gathered at Lake Geneva in Switzerland for a summer of sailing, writing and late-night conversations. With steady rain forcing them to stay inside on many days, they entertain themselves by telling old German ghost stories. This inspires one of them, George Gordon (aka Lord Byron), to propose a contest in which each of them will write a ghost story.
Shopping for new clothes and school supplies, seeing old friends and the thrill of being a grade older are just a few things that make back-to-school one of our favorite times of year.
This is not cold-and-flu season—unless you have a ‘summer cold.’
Inspired by STAGES St. Louis’ acclaimed production of Always, Patsy Cline, LN fashion editor Katie Yeadon selected patriotic pieces that are perfect for all the BBQs, picnics and concerts a St. Louis summer holds.
On Trend: Down-Home Summer
The Sherwin-Williams residential Colormix 2015 forecast is filled with optimistic stories that reflect a brightened outlook and provide fresh color combinations to inspire creativity.
Who let the kids out? We did! For one bright summer morning, LN joined Jessica, a dentist, and Christi, a professional singer and stay-at-home-mom, and their brood for a stroll at Faust Park.
Story: Eight gay men gather at the idyllic country home of Gregory, a famous choreographer who feels the feared touch of encroaching middle age and declining creativity, for a trio of weekends on the three major summer holidays: Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day.
Perfect for the beach, coral also works well in the city: Pair it with denim to dress it down, metallics to dress it up. Coral prints are everywhere—from clothing to fabrics; and coral accessories are the perfect add-on when you want to feel super-summery. Bottom line: You can’t go wrong with coral!
Strolling through the Missouri Botanical Garden, the question is bound to come up eventually: What does the Garden president’s own backyard escape look like? LN got an exclusive tour of Peter Wyse Jackson’s personal garden.
When hitting the beach, every woman needs her swimsuit, cover-up, sandals, sun hat and beach bag. These are my top picks of each to keep you looking chic at the beach this summer. Surf’s up!