Ample living space, good flow, fun outdoor areas, bountiful storage… The perfect family home has many qualifiers and can be hard to find. Payne Family Homes has spent years perfecting the design of the family home; and its final layout and design concepts—a group of home plans called the Louis Collection—will be built and customized in the Vintage Grove neighborhood in Wildwood and The Forest at Pevely Farms in Eureka.
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There was no three-peat at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship for St. Louis native Ellen Port.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, is welcoming a new pastry chef this month: chef BRIELLE FRATELLONE. Most recently, she was at the famed Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Florida, where she spent 18 months as assistant pastry chef. Welcome aboard!
Skip Berkmeyer is one of three players chosen to represent the State of Missouri at the USGA Men's State Team Championship. The other two are Brad Nurski of St. Joseph and Phil Caravia of Belleville. The event will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana.
The transition from summer to fall is all about layers and ease. Comfy knits, earth tones, plenty of layered jewelry and, of course, the still-essential bootie, this rustic, Bohemian trend oozes with personal style and hints at the season to come.
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.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in fashion design at the Washington University Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts presented their work at the 85th Annual Fashion and Design Show. Models, who walked the runway wearing the students’ creations, had their hair style by Dominic Bertani and his staff from Dominic Michael Salons. Bertani, who has styled hair at the event for 22 years, sponsors the Silver Scissors Designer of the Year, which was presented to senior Claudia Frolova this year.
Take a bow, Team USA and captain Ellen Port—you have earned it!
Starting this summer, Prudential Alliance, Realtors, will become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate, co-owned by Andrea Lawrence, CEO; Kevin Goffstein, president; and Bob Bax, executive VP.
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Prudential Alliance Realtors is pleased to welcome MARGO BEGLEY to its newly created position of creative director. Begley joined the company seven years ago as a realtor.
Pinnacle Entertainment has named WARD SHAW as VP and GM of Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, and CHRIS PLANT as VP and GM of River City Casino and Hotel. Shaw most recently served as GM of River City Casino and Hotel, while Plant worked as regional VP of finance and accounting.
It sure seems like the wait for our area’s farmers markets to reopen has been so much longer this year. At any rate, we’re getting closer, and that makes this columnist and market enthusiast all the happier! So as we count down these final weeks and days, mark your calendar with the opening dates and check out the latest at a market near you.
It’s a grim prognosis. Wolfram syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that strikes the young, presents as severe juvenile diabetes, and gradually causes loss of sight and hearing, often leading to death before the patient’s 30th birthday. Today, there is no cure.
They say you can only make a good first impression once, and the same is true for houses. A study by BMO Financial Group found that “80 percent of perspective buyers know if a home is right for them as soon as they step inside.” A home’s entryway plays a huge role in this decision, and can be the deciding factor in how the property performs on the market. Three local real estate agents offer a glimpse inside the eye-catching entryways of current listings, as well as tips on how to make your foyer more appealing to guests and perspective homebuyers alike.
Bethany Penrod of Maryland Heights signed up to volunteer at Mid America Horse Rescue. Though she didn't have much experience with horses, she was interested in learning to care for them.
After living in Wildwood almost 30 years, the Gitto family enjoys how the neighborhood just keeps getting better. Successful restaurateur Charlie Gitto and his wife, Paula, raised their kids there—Amy, Charlie III, Suzanne and Anthony—and now they are sharing what they love about their neighborhood with their grandkids. Charlie spoke with us more about what is special in Wildwood.
Skincare entrepreneur and Ladue High School alum Lauren Padawer is ready to take her company to the next level. She’ll be appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank to bat for Alaska Glacial Mud Co., which she owns and operates from Cordova, Alaska.
High school sweethearts Rachael Craig and Kyle Smith tied the knot in a manner that completely reflected their styles and personalities: colorful, eclectic and relaxed.
A 4-bedroom, 3-full and 1-half bath Wildwood home is listed for $1.45 million.
Congratulations are in order to two of St. Louis’ finest ambassadors for the great game of golf: Thomas O’Toole, Jr. and the incomparable Ellen Port.
A 5-bedroom, 6-full and 2-half bath home in Wildwood is listed for $1.995 million
Ursuline Academy senior Adriana Esparza was named a 2013-14 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. The honor recognizes Esparza’s high PSAT score and grade point average. This College Board program recognizes only the top 2 percent of Hispanic students who take the PSAT.
A 19-room, 6 bedroom, 5- and 1 half-bath home in Wildwood is listed for $1,249,999.