Forgive me, for I have zinned... Spicy, with high-acidity notes of clove, cinnamon and black pepper, and dominant berry flavors such as blackberry or tart raspberry, zinfandel is temptingly tantalizing.
Sheri Sherman’s life as a community volunteer began innocently enough, some 30 years ago, when she was asked to be on the board of the Ethical Society preschool, which her children attended. “I had no experience, and someone said, You can be the vice-president, because the vice-president doesn’t really do much and you can develop,” Sherman recalls. “Soon after I started, the board president resigned, and the executive director quit at the same time, so I was thrown in deep water right away.”
On March 9, 1960, Mari de Villa welcomed its first guest. But the night before the grand opening, a snowstorm blanketed the drive leading to the senior living community’s front door. In what has become a Mari de Villa tradition—putting guests first—founder Joe Linneman walked out to Clayton Road, and carried the inaugural guest through the snow and into his new home.
The quiet winter garden offers little in the way of floral color until the bashful wee hellebores sneak out their silken buds. With little fanfare, the leaves emerge in autumn as everything else fades away.
Two renowned dancers are coming to St. Louis. Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd are retiring as principal dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to become co-artistic directors of dance at COCA.
With the right design, the bath can serve as a special sanctuary. Let these local designers help turn your space into the ultimate oasis.
Q: Chef John, the holiday season is one of my favorite times of year. It is sad to me that there are so many great dishes that we only serve during the holidays. What is the one dish you miss all year and look forward to when the holidays come around?
From the perfect white dress to the luxurious flowers, from the mouth-watering cake to your favorite photos—see some of the year's most memorable weddings.
After the last of the plum pudding and eggnog have been consumed, you may resolve to start fresh with a dietary detox. But your body knows what to do and already is prepared to flush away the remnants of your holiday excess, without the need for special fasts or cleanses.
Matthew Kent enjoys a mother-son dance during his reception at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.
Ana Hernandez shares a special moment with her mom right before she walks down the aisle.
Ana Hernandez and Matthew Kent pause for a moment to reflect on their wedding, held August 2 at the Cathedral Basilica. The couple held their reception at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.
Flowers cascaded down from tall centerpieces created by Festive Couture at Ana Hernandez and Matthew Kent’s reception at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.
Ana Hernandez, wearing a Paula Varsalona gown, shares a laugh with her bridesmaids.
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
Jim Fiala’s restaurants have long been high-water marks on the St. Louis dining scene, combining fine fare and superior service. We were reminded of this during our most recent visit to his Clayton eatery, The Crossing.
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.
Breathe in. And out. Focus on the breath entering and leaving your body...again… This is all it takes to begin a basic meditation practice. When your mind wanders, gently bring it back to your breath.
After last winter, we all are assuming another bad one is on the way. There are many concerns for our dogs who have an inordinate amount of outside exposure. Obviously, there are breeds that are kenneled and spend a good part of the year outdoors. Those pets will transition to weather extremes of winter more efficiently and safely.
Hot chocolate used to mean a package of brown powder with water—it’s time to graduate to a more sophisticated recipe. Local restaurateurs share their secrets to making rich, delicious hot chocolate, available in both kid- and adult-friendly form.
Situated almost in the shadow of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Frazer's Restaurant & Lounge has been a southside staple for 20-some years. After a lengthy absence, we recently headed back and found that this old favorite continues to impress.
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
With so many deserving organizations, it can be hard to decipher where and what to give this holiday season. For your consideration, LN has compiled a list of just a handful of the area’s most worthy causes, and what’s topping their wish lists.