We all like to imagine that we have 'good' taste. For many, it's a true statement; and for some, not so much. There are, however, people who have passed through this world and are the definition of arbiter of good taste: Rachel Lambert Mellon, known as 'Bunny,' was one of those people.
In the realm of wedding planning, there is nothing more beautiful or exciting to be a part of than a well-done Christmas wedding. The romance of a wedding, and the awe and majesty of Christmas combine to provide memories that are unequaled.
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!
Elizabeth Anne Gerhart & Michael Gregg Benner
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
Story: Annie, a contestant on the reality TV series Looking for Love, is ecstatic when she outlasts the competition and receives a wedding proposal from the focal eligible bachelor Matt, taped of course for a later broadcast. Meanwhile, producer Josh informs Annie and Matt that they are legally obligated to keep quiet about the results until the show airs or they will forfeit their winnings.
Lauren Fisher and Robbie Williams
Clients find dazzling diamonds, enormous gems and unexpectedly affordable pieces at Ylang Ylang’s new stand-alone location in Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace.
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
The holiday season brings images of family—and shiny, sparkling gifts—to mind, making local jeweler The Diamond Family sound as if it were made specifically for the occasion. But the name isn’t for show—this business has been family-operated since 1978. Co-owners Michael Haddad and his brother, Alex, are in the third generation of running the business.
This week, Facebook nation observed 'National Unfriend Day.' The idea was launched in 2010 by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who believes that the word 'friend' is being used loosely on the social media network of 1.3 billion users. Mr. Kimmel's claim is backed up by a number of recent studies, including one by Oxford anthropology professor Robin Dunbar, who found that the average person can maintain no more than 150 meaningful relationships. In his declaration, Mr. Kimmel suggests categories by which one can unfriend another. Among them are the so-called 'over-sharers,' those who insist on sharing that they overslept, burnt their breakfast toast (picture included), or that they went to the gym (apparently, the workout doesn't count unless you tell people about it).
With the holiday season comes holiday shopping, and Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace is dedicated to providing customers with a unique and convenient retail, dining and lifestyle destination.
We sampled the fare at Panorama not long after the doors opened and were suitably impressed. Since then, the restaurant has undergone some changes in the kitchen, necessitating a return trip.
Wedding cakes play a starring role at any wedding. It usually is given a table all its own, positioned strategically so that as many guests can see it as possible. Cutting of the cake can be a high point in the wedding reception. Wedding cakes, the cutting of, and the eating of the proffered bites by your new spouse has been a classical idea steeped in symbolism—usually to ensure a fruitful union.
Famed bridal designer Judd Waddell will soon make his St. Louis trunk show debut at Fleur De Lis Bridal Boutique. While his designs may not have been displayed this way here before, Waddell is no stranger to the area. Before launching his own fashion house, Waddell was just a young adult from a small town (Illiopolis, Illinois), who attended Washington University to pursue his passion: architecture.
Elizabeth Marie DiLoreto & Jordan Keith Strope
Ashley Hollensbe and Scott Pilkington have known each other for so long—and have so many mutual friends—that “nobody got introduced the entire night,” of the wedding, Scott says.