May 2015 Around Town

SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS SAVE LIVES

Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month? Skin cancer is on the rise. In honor of skin cancer awareness, Chesterfield Valley Dermatology would like to remind you that it is very important to do monthly self-exams and yearly skin examinations with a dermatologist.

Here are a few tips to assist you with doing a self-skin exam. Just remember A, B, C, D, E: Asymmetry- imagine if you would fold your mole in half, it should be similar on both sides. Border- the outer border of your moles should be smooth. Irregular or poorly defined borders are concerning. Color-your mole should be similar in color throughout, moles very dark in color or that are two or more different colors could be concerning. Diameter-moles larger than the size of a pencil eraser may be concerning. Evolving-if you notice that a mole is growing or changing rapidly, you should have it evaluated by a dermatologist.

Chesterfield Valley Dermatology has two offices conveniently located in Chesterfield and O’Fallon. They also have two providers. Dr. Helen Kim-James is a board certified dermatologist with over 10 years of experience. Jacqueline Castagno is a Certified Physician Assistant who was specially trained in dermatology. Their office is open Monday-Thursday and they are now accepting new patients. Don’t forget to lather up with your SPF this summer and remember: skin cancer screenings save lives.

Chesterfield Valley Dermatology

100 Chesterfield Business Pkwy Suite 100

Chesterfield, MO 63005

636.532.0990

ChesterfieldValleyDerm.com

SAVE THE DATE: BURN1000’S 1ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

On Saturday, May 9th from 8.to 11 a.m., Burn 1000 is offering FREE rolling classes, with a LIVE DJ, in honor of both their 1st Birthday and their loyal customers.

Bring your before and after photos, bring your stories, bring your energy and your running shoes; join Burn 1000 in the celebration of burning your calories for a full year. Visit Burn 1000 and experience why it has been named one of the “Best 20 Workouts in the USA” by Men’s Journal-March 2015.

CHESTERFIELD COUPLE OPENS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE BUSINESS

A husband and wife team, both in the medical sales industry, Jeff and Beth Cox, had been looking for a new business opportunity in health and wellness.  Elements Massage®, a national franchise for one of the largest health and wellness organizations in the nation, was exactly what they were looking for. The new studio opened on Saturday, April 25 and is focused on one thing — providing the most customized and therapeutic massage in the industry.

“Therapeutic massage is the one thing we do and we do it very well,” says Jeff Cox, co-owner of Elements Massage. “It’s what attracted us to Elements.”

Founded on the healing benefits of massage, Elements is dedicated to listening to clients’ needs so that they can be paired with the right massage therapist. Key details such as the type of massage desired, specific pressure needs and individual issues are discussed before matching clients and therapists. Whether providing relief from pain, reducing stress or improving overall well-being, this approach allows the franchise to provide a high quality and customized massage for each client.

The new studio is located at 133 Hilltown Village Center in Chesterfield; it has seven dedicated massage rooms and will be open seven days a week. Elements Massage welcomes walk-ins and offers a membership program that allows clients to receive regular, discounted massage therapy services.  For more information or to schedule an appointment visit ElementsMassage.com or call 314.594.1111.

Chesterfield Shabby Chic at Fleur De Chic

Fleur De Chic is a unique home decor store filled with recycled, repurposed and reinvented (old and new) items. Several artisans from the area showcase their creations. New owner Kim Josar took over the shop on March1st 2015. Kim has spent the last 20 years in the antique business; she is excited for this new relationship with Fleur De Chic and see the shop thrive and grow as a great little home decor shop in the center of old Chesterfield.

Fleur De Chic

16636 Old Chesterfield Road

Chesterfield, MO 63017
314.504.8830

BeShabby.com

Tuesday- Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ladies’ Night the first Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

YOU GUESSED IT!

April’s Mystery Picture is a close-up of the cockatoo bird at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center. The tropical bird replica is perched among simulated palm trees and some interesting play features in the wading pool area.  “The Pool” is opening soon!

Date: Saturday, May 23
Time:  10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location:  Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center
Cost:  Child: $3 per resident | $6 for general admission.
Adult: $4 per resident | $7 for general admission.
Senior (60+) $3 per resident | $6 for general admission.
Children under 2 are free.
Contact: 636.812.9500
Chesterfield.mo.us

Scream your way down thrilling water slides, enjoy a relaxing float around a lazy river, or dive into a competition pool at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center.  Bring the whole family and make a splash opening day.  Kids adore the AquaPlay unit, which rains down water and has a mini slide. For your convenience, the Aquatic Center offers changing areas, showers, lockers, concessions area, and a sunny deck. Visit Chesterfield.mo.us for pool hours, swim classes and water events.

A special thanks to all of our readers who took the time to write; keep those guesses coming!

MONTHLY MYSTERY PICTURE: WHAT IS IT?

Each month a Mystery Picture will be included at the end of Around Town. The Mystery Picture is a photo of something in Chesterfield; the picture may depict a close-up view or be taken from a unique vantage point. The answer to “What is it?” will be included in the next month’s issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle, along with a new Mystery Picture to solve. Readers are encouraged to submit one guess per month to LMullen@LifestylePubs.com. The first readers to submit an email, correctly identifying the subject of the Mystery Picture, will be given the opportunity to have their name included in the next month’s issue.  Chesterfield is home to many hidden treasures, and we want to encourage you to always be exploring and discovering new things around town.