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If you’re of a certain age, you will most certainly remember going on a date or taking the family to Union Station. You might even have been fortunate enough to experience this local landmark the way it was meant to be: departing or arriving by train from one of America’s grandest terminals. In its 1940s heyday, Union Station welcomed more than 100,000 passengers a day.
A capacity crowd at New York’s Carnegie Hall greeted the St. Louis Symphony’s performance of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes last month, on what would have been the composer’s 100th birthday. The Nov. 22 program featured music director David Robertson; the Symphony chorus, under the director of Amy Kaiser; and tenor Anthony Dean as Peter Grimes, and soprano Susanna Phillips as Ellen Orford. The performance received an extended standing ovation, as well as praise from critics, including The New York Times. The Carnegie program was previewed at Powell Hall Nov. 16.
Are visions of sugarplums dancing in your head? Are they dancing into your mouth? Before you throw up your hands and land face-down in a pile of mashed potatoes, take control of your holiday diet with some healthy alternatives and strategies.
Studies have shown that improving the status of women and girls helps the entire community thrive and grow, says Jan Hendrickson. That’s why her organization, Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis, strives to research, identify and fill gaps in funding for education, outreach and services for at-risk women and girls.
When you close your eyes, you can see it—the walls, the windows, the décor. Or perhaps you can’t picture it at all, but you know how you’d feel in the space. Despite all the fantasizing, if the opportunity to create your dream home ever arose, would you know what to do?
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The only fright you should experience this Halloween is from the little ghosts and goblins who shout, Trick or treat! when you open the front door. A safe Halloween is a fun Halloween, and two local experts offered some tips for making sure yours isn’t truly scary.
Daring color is in the air this fall. F. Schumacher is calling fuchsia this season’s ‘it’ color and the perfect upbeat alternative or complement to neutrals.
Fifty-five years after The Four Preps introduced the surfer hit, 26 Miles, Santa Catalina still is an island of romance, unspoiled beauty and endless fun, as well as a perfect place for family vacations with something for every age.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a scary diagnosis. The autoimmune disease has no cure and often strikes people, particularly women, in the prime of life. The disease is progressive, and can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from mild to disabling.
Tim Schoen is the CEO of a company called Brew Hub, which he expects to play a significant role in the expansion of the craft beer industry in the United States. His wife, Diane, is the GM; and both were execs at the ‘old’ Anheuser-Busch.
A particular crispness is, or will soon be, in the air—it is almost autumn. Before the chaos of Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season begin, why not throw an at-home party? From planning the get-together to primping the party space, these pros haves ideas and tips to make your next soirée superb.
It seems everyone is becoming a foodie, notes Butler’s Pantry owner Richard Nix Jr. And while a room full of people with similar interests could make for great conversation, a house filled with food experts might leave a host or hostess anxious. To fix this problem, and many others, Nix recommends allowing the professionals to assist you during your hours of entertaining guests.
Beyond the gates of one of the most coveted streets in the historic Central West End neighborhood sits the third annual Ladue News Show House: a grand World’s Fair-era manse created to rival the greatest of English estates.
The days might not be getting cooler just yet, but fall is on its way. And as you dig your comfy sweaters and killer boots out of the back of your closet, don’t forget that your makeup routine might need a little tweaking, too. We asked Amy Koheler, director for Dior’s St. Louis region with Dillards, about her fall makeup outlook.
Good news: The kids are in bed at a decent hour. Bad news: It’s getting darker earlier. Good news: There’s a refreshing crispness in the air. Bad news: The rainy chill of autumn has arrived. Good news: Vin Diesel and Channing Tatum have been locked up until next summer. Bad news: George Clooney and Michael Fassbender haven’t been let out yet. Good news: There are some outstanding films to watch at home. Bad news: There are some that are so appalling, you will wonder why no one warned you. Well, consider yourself warned...
From Tony Award-winning musicals and Grammy Award-winning performers to classic and contemporary art, take a first glimpse into St. Louis’ fall entertainment season.
Story: Complicated Lives is comprised of four short, one-act plays by local playwright and actor Stephen Peirick.
You’ll find history, local lore and sweeping views of the Missouri landscape at the Old Courthouse Rotunda as it features the works of area artist Bryan Haynes on exhibit. TREES/WATER/SKY—A Walk through Missouri showcases sketches and original works by Haynes, who is based in St. Albans. The exhibition runs through Oct. 20, and is free and open to the public. On a related note, look for Haynes’ new book, New Regionalism: The Art of Bryan Haynes to be released in October.
Julie Macklowe, a former Vogue magazine ‘It Girl,’ was a hedge fund manager for 12 years before she broke into the beauty industry. With experience managing more than $500 million in investments, she launched her company with an exclusive partnership at Bergdorf Goodman, but soon learned that she could offer better prices—without changing her products—if she moved to other retailers. The products are now offered at Soft Surroundings, where LN caught up with Macklowe on a recent stopover in St. Louis.
A good wedding planner can ensure that your event is everything you dreamed it would be—while saving your sanity in the process by calculating a budget, negotiating with vendors, planning schedules and averting dozens of potential disasters you might never even be aware of. These days, planners are more creative than ever, bringing personal visions to life and creating a day that is not only unforgettable but truly one-of-a-kind.
Cataract surgery is taking another step forward with a new type of lens implant that corrects for distance, intermediate and near vision, as well as for astigmatism—a condition in which vision is blurred due to an elliptical or football-shaped cornea. By correcting both range of focus and astigmatism, patients may be free of glasses or contacts for the first time in decades.
Health ‘luxuries’ like eye exams and glasses are forced to the wayside for some. To help bridge the vision gap, St. Louis programs ReSpectacle and the Edward Berg M.D. Memorial Eye Clinic work to protect the sight of those in need.