This month’s column marks a milestone: the first time we review two cars that are purely electrically powered. What makes this even more remarkable is that both cars are sophisticated, stylish vehicles offering everyday practicality—and even a decent helping of performance.
This 5-bedroom, 4-full and 1-half bathroom home in Clayton is listed for $1.595 million.
Potted plants soften the edges of hardscape, mute street noise, and create a lush, colorful backdrop. One of the beauties of container gardening is that plants may be moved around to find the ‘best’ spot for their culture.
It seems that every year, the window that defines summer vacation closes ever so slightly: Cranky has a summer school class, Whiny needs to be back for sports, Punch has camp. Summer used to mean June, July and August—Memorial Day to Labor Day. Now, summer is a two-week span in mid-July. Nevertheless, I’m determined to make the most of it, so I pack the car, load the family and head north. No matter how demanding the family schedule, nothing can replace a northern Michigan getaway. And, of course, whether we go for two weeks or two months, one thing always remains consistent: the drive.
It has been an unusual spring, indeed. Fortunately, we have had a good deal of rain as of late. But the summer heat is upon us, as well—and pet owners must be sensitive to this issue.
This 5-bedroom, 4-full and 1-half bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $1.365 million.
12 Hillvale Drive
Crushed Red Urban Bake & Chop Shop is partnering with Emmis Communications for the ‘Crushed Red Urban Crafted Throwdown.’ Four radio personalities have picked four new menu items, with each one given a two-week window to get as many people as possible to give their menu item a try. Fifteen percent of the sales from the item goes to a designated charity. The winning menu item wins a permanent place on Crushed Red’s menu, and the corresponding organization will continue to receive 15 percent of sales from that item for a full year from both Crushed Red locations (Clayton and Kirkwood). Visit crushed-red.com and click on the ‘community’ tab for more details.
Contrary to popular belief, having a family does not mean you have to drive an SUV or minivan. For many families, a smooth-riding, comfortable sedan can safely transport the fam, with the added benefit of having a lower center of gravity and thus much better handling.
Bordering a golf course, this 10,000 square-foot home is located on 3-plus acres in the prestigious and gated Whitmoor community in the Francis Howell School District.
For families who live outside the 50-mile radius of St. Louis but who have children in a local hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides them with a home away from home.
When it comes to decorating with accessories, clear crystal is a no-brainer. Because it’s colorless, there’s no need to match a restrictive palette. And in terms of style, these accents fit in beautifully almost anywhere.
Don't let the name fool you: There's more in store at The Curtain Exchange than just curtains. "We're much more than window treatments," says owner Ellen Ross. "We are a full-service design company."
Crystal Gazing: Schonbek Trilliane suspension fixture, available through Metro Lighting
Welcome to Elegant Living's exclusive preview of the 2014 Central West End Association House & Garden Tour, now celebrating its 44th year. Slated for May 31 and June 1, this year’s event features the mansions of Portland Place, which, along with neighboring Westmoreland Place, is one of the few remaining World’s Fair-era private streets in the city. Portland Place was designed in 1888 by noted St. Louis private place surveyor Julius Pitzman for wealthy St. Louisans who wished to escape the densely populated city core. The wide boulevard, lush green median and stone mansions made Portland Place a popular draw for the titans of St. Louis banking, commerce and industry, whose magnificent homes have hosted local, national and international dignitaries throughout the past century. It is not an overstatement to say that Portland Place boasts a social, cultural and architectural heritage unparalleled in St. Louis and beyond.
Wondering how best to enjoy the warm weather after a very cold and long winter? Nothing beats the feeling of dropping the top of a sporty convertible to experience a beautiful spring day. When you add stunning good lucks and awesome performance, it just makes the experience that much better.
This 5-bedroom, 4-full and 3-half bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $1.795 million.
Part of the joy of gardening is the daily surprise. Sometimes, conditions conspire to make a garden look tired and worn, such as extreme summer heat compounded by drought. Those days, while disappointing, must be endured. However, on other occasions, gardeners may draw a lucky had when strange combinations of conditions bring about splendid moments. This year, for example, the long, cold soil temperatures slowed down the early varieties of spring bulbs; then good moisture and warm sun brought out the late-season kinds right on schedule. After the winter of death, we needed a break.
This 3-bedroom, 3-full and 1-half bathroom penthouse in Clayton is listed for $1.189 million.
San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district
The DeMun neighborhood in Clayton is one of our favorite areas to meander around on a gorgeous spring evening. Plenty of trees and flowers in bloom and a plethora of places to drop in for a drink and a bite. The newest spot to open up in the area is Seedz Café, a quality vegetarian/vegan eatery for those who want something light and delicious and plant-based.
For those lucky enough not to need the practicality of a four-door sedan or an SUV, a sporty coupe can provide good looks, personal luxury and sporty performance.
One recent dining trend around town that's most welcome is the spate of new restaurants offering vegetarian and vegan fare that's creative: Tree House is one such eatery.
Your old cell phone looks like it was made in the ‘90s and everybody you know has a new smart phone with all the bells and whistles. And now you want one, too?