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Platinum List: Luxury Lifestyle

Platinum List: Luxury Lifestyle

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Best Local Weekend Getaway


Adjacent to Forest Park and in the heart of one of St. Louis’ most charming neighborhoods, it’s no surprise The Chase Park Plaza is where St. Louisans go to get away from it all—for the weekend, at least. In the old days, Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope rested their heads there, and it still plays hosts to entertainers and athletes. But it’s our guess the hotel’s cushy appointments, first-class food and convenient amenities are the reason it was voted in the top spot.

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

Hermann, Mo.

Lake of the Ozarks


Best Manicure


No matter when you visit a Ladue Nails location, be it weeknight or weekend, it’s always bustling. That’s because the secret is out: When you want a quality manicure quickly, it’s the place to be.

Dominic Michael Salon

Beautiful Nails

Ginger Bay Aveda Salon and Spa

Studio Branca


Best Gym or Personal Training


Nutriformance’s skilled staff of personal trainers, registered dieticians, physical therapists, sports performance coaches, licensed massage therapists and innovative fi tness instructors means its clients are in good hands—no matter what brings you through the gym’s doors.


J.O.E. Exercise, Inc.

The Fitness Edge

20 Minutes to Fitness


Coolest Beauty Salon


Hair salons may come and go, but Dominic Michael has been a fi xture on the St. Louis style scene for decades, thanks to its fashion-forward stylists, cutting-edge space and fearless leader, Dominic Bertani.

Studio Branca

Ginger Bay Aveda Salon and Spa

Elan Salon

Mitchell James Salon


Best Place for Pet Pampering


Discriminating doggies—and their owners—think Kennelwood’s luxurious boarding, grooming, training and day-care services are the best in the businesses. After all, where else can your pooch stay in a cabana and get their hair done?

Town & Country Veterinary Hospital

Lola & Penelope


Four Muddy Paws


Top Spot to Buy a Luxury Car


BMW, Mercedes and Audi, oh my! Plaza’s local showrooms offer the best of the best when it comes to high-end automobiles. But they’re a favorite among our readers for their attentive sales and customer service, voted second-to-none in our poll.

Bommarito Audi West County

Dave Mungenast

Lexus Parktown Imports

Tri-Star Imports


Best Real Estate Agency


Laura McCarthy Real Estate has been selling luxury homes along the central corridor since 1944. Through the years, its 100 agents have helped countless St. Louis families upsize, downsize and everything in between.

Janet McAfee Real Estate, Inc.

Coldwell Banker Gundaker

Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty

Prudential Alliance, Realtors


Most Trusted Dry Cleaners


Poll St. Louisans on where they dry clean their dress shirts, and you’ll probably get a different answer from everyone you ask. But when you ask them where they have their wedding dresses, heirloom quilts or couture scarves cleaned, they’ll probably say Marquard’s. Their reputation for expert care of every garment landed them in the top spot on our poll.


Frontenac Cleaners

Clayton Cleaners

West Oak Cleaners


Most Creative Florist


Weddings, fundraisers, corporate functions or home décor, our readers think Bloomin’ Buckets in Rock Hill knows just how to mark the occasion. Barb Wehking, the brains behind the creative operation, has been helping St. Louisans say it with fl owers since the 1970s.

Ladue Florist

Ken Miesner’s Flowers


Mary Tuttle’s Flowers


Best Place to Get a Massage


Nutriformance is in a select group of Platinum List winners to be named best of the best in more than one category. Our readers not only voted Nutriformance the best gym, but also as a place to unwind after that serious workout with a massage from one of their licensed massage therapists. Go ahead, you deserve it!

Avani Day Spa

Massage Envy

The Face and The Body Spa

Ginger Bay Aveda Salon and Spa


Best Wealth Adviser


Judging by the response of our readers, it’s clear Clayton-based fi nancial services fi rm Moneta Group is providing its clients the ‘Raving Fan’ service it promises. In business since 1869 and now managing more than $11 billion in assets, Moneta Group’s expert fi nancial advice provides hundreds of St. Louis families peace of mind.


Wells Fargo

Northwestern Mutual

Commerce Bank


Favorite Place to Have Cosmetic Surgery


Dr. Brock Ridenour is a nationally renowned facial plastic surgeon, having been on the cutting edge of his fi eld for more than 20 years. So it comes as no surprise that our readers put their health and self-image in his capable hands.

Nayak Plastic Surgery

Parkcrest Plastic Surgery, Inc.

St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery

West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University


Best Place for Spring Break


Each year when the calendar turns to March, many St. Louis families pack their bags and head for sunnier climes. And with Cancun’s many beautiful all-inclusive resorts, what’s not to love?

Destin, Fla.


Naples, Fla.

Hilton Head, S.C.


Best Luxury Travel Destination


Ooh la la! From the Champs Elysee to the Jardin due Luxembourg, Paris is a favorite of foodies, a mecca for shoppers and culture buffs. What are you waiting for? Pack your beret and book your ticket tout de suite!



Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Costa Rica

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