After more than a decade, the internationally renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem is making its return to St. Louis as part of Dance St. Louis’ 2014-2015 season.
Emily Bliss Fowler-Cornfeld & James Wright Clayton
The Lobby Lounge of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has expanded its bar menu: In addition to some 200 martinis and signature beverages, there are six new summer libations and a decadent Cake Martini inspired by the hotel's recently-launched Ritz-Carlton Cake, that includes vodka, chocolate and orange liqueurs, and a fresh orange twist. The seasonal drink offerings coincide with the debut of the hotel’s new Martini Club. Members of the club can enjoy their journey through the hotel’s impressive menu and qualify for complimentary hotel experiences—from drinks or dinner for two at The Grill, to engraved martini glasses and overnight stays at the property. Members also receive exclusive invitations to club events, tastings and cocktail-crafting parties. Membership is complimentary, and is open to the public and hotel guests.
The wedding ceremony and celebration of Anne Sandweg and Philippe Royall were fit for a king and queen.
When planning her wedding to Matthew McRoskey, bride Rachel Greenhall knew: There’s no place like home.
These woodsy arrangements from Artistry Florist line the aisle at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis wedding of Sarah Goldstein and Benjamin Domhoff.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis provided the cake for Sarah Goldstein’s and Benjamin Domhoff’s October wedding.
As the nation’s youngest chair of the Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner, John Gaskin III has led the St. Louis County NAACP event to a sellout crowd two years in a row. This spring, the Ladue High School grad and Benedictine College student will go for a hat-trick. “My grandmother, Esther Haywood, is president of the organization in St. Louis,” he says, proudly. “The NAACP is in my bloodline.”
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis will be hosting a Spring Coffee Dinner on Saturday, May 17. The event will feature Kaldi’s Coffees in all menu courses created by the culinary team of The Ritz, led by executive chef MELISSA LEE. There also will be a special appearance by Kaldi's own FRANK MCGINTY, along with paired coffee cocktails and Urban Chestnut Beers. The dinner begins at 6 p.m, with tickets priced at $150 per guest. The dinner is the first in an ongoing new series of seasonal dining events to be presented by the hotel. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Space is limited, and early reservations are recommended (call 719-1433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Having great style isn’t just about trends and a shopping obsession—it’s about creativity, individualism and confidence. These five men and women embody all of those qualities—and then some—to make up LN’s first-ever Best-Dressed List.
Lauren Hope Marglous and H. Peter Rawson Steffen
A packed house at the Fox Theatre was entertained by the area’s most talented high school students during the 4th annual Teen Talent Competition. First-place honors went to Donesha Buhr for her dazzling hula hoop routine.
Jazz St. Louis’ 2014 Gala ‘One Funked Up Bash’ was held recently at The Ritz-Carlton. Guests were treated to cocktails and a performance by JazzU students, followed by dinner, a live auction and a special performance by saxophonist Maceo Parker. After dinner, guests were entertained by a post-show cabaret featuring Denise Thimes. Laurna Godwin and Samuel Hutchinson, Jimmy Jamieson, and Steve and Phoebe Smith served as co-chairs for the evening’s gala, which benefits jazz education in the community.
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!
Head to Monarch in Maplewood for the second annual Celebrate Life, Celebrate Local event on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. Indulge in some of the best beer, wine and chocolate our area has to offer, while helping out a great cause: SSM Hospice and Home Care Foundation. Tickets are $50, and can be obtained by calling 989-2775 or visiting ssmhospicefoundation.com.
Let the trumpets sound! This year's Women of Achievement recipients, who will be honored during a luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton on Thursday, May 15, have been announced. The recipients are...
A good chef knows that the best way to the heart is through the stomach. LN caught up with three top local pastry chefs as they dished about their favorite Valentine’s Day treats, sharing the recipes and stories behind them.
Congratulations are in order for chef DAVE ROOK, who has been named new executive chef at Oceano Bistro’s Chesterfield location at 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West. Most recently, he and his brother, MIKE, owned and operated Washington Avenue’s King Louie’s Empire Deli and Pizza. He's also served as executive chef at Copia and Crazy Fish, as well as being part-owner and chef of Aqua Vin. Rook is part of the well-known culinary Rook family, which includes dad LOU JR., meat cutter at Annie Gunn's, and brother LOU III, who serves as exec chef there.
In 2014, Epworth Children and Family Services celebrates 150 years of helping kids find their strengths and of serving the community with its lineup of programs to help children build a brighter future. To commemorate the milestone and honor longtime supporters Noemi and Michael Neidorff, Epworth will host its Pillar of Strength Award event Feb. 15. “Considering we’re celebrating 250 years since St. Louis’ founding, 150 years as a nonprofit is pretty extraordinary,” notes Donna Wilkinson, the event’s honorary chair. “Epworth certainly has stood the test of time and has been really great for the community.”
Friday, February 7: ST. LOUIS GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON at The Ritz-Carlton to benefit the American Heart Association, 692-5661 or email@example.com.
Pictured: 2013 St. Louis Go Red for Women Luncheon co-chairs Penny Pennington and Pat Whitaker.