Good taste means knowing what truly is elegant; also, what has genuine value. Good taste can be expensive, but it’s never extravagant. Knowing these things and trying to impart them to a client who truly trusts you can be a daunting task. What is tasteful may have little to do with what is popular.
With so much online information at the consumer’s fingertips, the challenge for today’s influential, high-end interior designers is to ferret out truly unique and hard-to-find furnishings for the most discerning and fashion-forward clients.
Scale, design, age and special details: It takes a particular combination of each of these elements to make a truly exceptional real estate listing—something St. Louis, and the Central Corridor in particular, is flush with. Read on to see the most impressive listings from some of the area’s top agents.
From Forest Park to the Saint Louis Galleria, past Town & Country Crossing and beyond, Clayton Road can take you all over the area. Peppered with stores, the strip between South McKnight Road and Highway 40 is particularly notable.
Here's a typical conversation that occurs in some homes whenever a wedding invitation is received in the mail:
On Jay: Jacket, $116, pants, $42, shirt, $58, Robert’s. Great Knots bow-tie, $55, Mister Guy.
On Olivia: Hannah dress, $399, Wedding Gallery. Earrings, $16, Melanie’s.
The Piccadilly at Manhattan is a bit off the beaten path, nestled in a largely residential neighborhood in Maplewood, and easy to miss if you're not in-the-know. Luckily, we got wind of this venerable eatery and finally got to make a visit recently.
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here, local wedding experts share essential checklists to help couples prepare as early as possible—so that once the big day arrives, the bride and groom can cherish every moment.
The Fabulous Fox Theatre offers the Grand Staircase (pictured), as one of several settings for lavish nuptials. Guests can enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of stepping behind the curtain and dining center-stage, and the wedding party can even opt to use ‘star’ and ‘chorus’ dressing rooms backstage.
Monsanto Hall at the Missouri Botanical Garden (pictured), offers a bright, crisp atmosphere. Couples also can choose the Spink Pavillion for a fun outdoor venue. The bride and groom receive a basic 1-year membership to the Garden, and, along with their guests, are free to explore its 79 acres.
A recent wedding that I had the honor to provide service for was a lovely affair... But why in the world would a parent allow their pre-teen boys to attend this beautiful event in cargo shorts, T-shirts and athletic shoes?
If you’re like every bride, you’ll want to look your absolute best on your wedding day.
Grace Joan Cline and Michael John Keeven
The term 'legend' is thrown about pretty freely. Sometimes, it seems like any restaurant that's been open a few years is granted legendary status. Few places that truly deserve the title—and Tony's is at the top of that list.
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!
When Alex Davis and Isaac Wouk describe how they met, how they became engaged, and how they got married, one thing is prevalent: laughter. The two joke and tease and smile at each other in a way that only those experiencing true love can.
The Date: November 9, 2013
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The Date: January 4, 2014
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.
Story: Ten years after graduating from high school, a group of women gather in a hotel bridal luxury suite on the night before the wedding of one of their former classmates.
Becca Quinn ravishes in her Amsale dress at her wedding to Phil Herich.
Bride Libby Sallaberry takes a moment to reflect in her J. Mendel dress, purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Lisa Braudis’ show-stopping tiered dress was designed by Lazaro Kleinfeld.