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Chesterfield Lifestyle Reader Happy Hour at Walnut Grill

Attention, Readers! Chesterfield Lifestyle is holding a special Reader Happy Hour, at Walnut Grill, on Tuesday, January 26th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Delicious appetizers and beverages will be offered. Please send an email with subject line “Happy Hour Walnut Grill” to to receive your invitation(s) to this complimentary event. Spots are limited; act now for your best chances to attend.

“Love Yourself the Way You Are”
Chesterfield Grandmother Writes Children’s Book

There are staggering statistics all over the internet about children and their struggles with self-esteem. Many children fear they are fat, think they are ugly or feel ashamed of the culture they come from.

As a proud mother and grandmother, Barbara McCane Daniels has personally witnessed these problems through her family members and others with whom she has come in contact. Inspired by her desire to address these issues, Daniels wrote a children’s book, “Timmy Teacup Transforms.”

In “Timmy Teacup Transforms,” children will learn of Timmy Teacup, a small teacup with green spots. In the beginning of the book, Timmy wishes to be a hot chocolate mug, thinking that he will be happier. After he magically transforms into a mug, he begins to realize it’s not what he wanted after all.

“I decided to write this book because I noticed, throughout the years, that kids and adults don’t possess self-confidence. They don’t like a lot of things about themselves and some of them tend to feel invisible,” Daniels says.

The positive messaging in “Timmy Teacup Transforms” will encourage children to understand that they are perfect the way they are and that they don’t have to be different to be happy. Timmy’s exciting adventures will help children appreciate their family, their home, and most of all – themselves.

For more information, visit:

“Timmy Teacup Transforms”
By: Barbara McCane Daniels
ISBN: 978-1-4808-2073-9
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Archway Publishing

About the Author: Barbara McCane Daniels graduated from Maryville University -St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After years of working with children and adults and understanding struggles that people face, Daniels decided to write her first children’s book that she hopes will reach millions. By addressing issues of self-esteem, Daniels wants children to be confident in the person they are. As a mother and grandmother, Daniels values family time and hobbies such as art and interior design; she resides in Chesterfield.

Innovative Dental of St. Louis –

New Cosmetic Dental Practice in Chesterfield

Are you experiencing painful TMJ issues? Are you thinking of improving your smile and making it whiter and brighter? Are you looking for a confidence boost in 2016?  Innovative Dental of St. Louis, located at 17000 Baxter Rd Suite 200, offers solutions for your dental problems.

Innovative Dental of St. Louis offers quality, thoughtful care, close to home. Dr. Charles Janes has extensive training from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and continues to attend elite courses to keep up with the latest innovations in dentistry. At Innovative Dental of St. Louis, it is Dr. Janes’ personal mission to provide the best-possible patient care complying with patient needs regarding aesthetics, total-body health, and personal comfort. With state of the art technology, your treatment plan will be carefully customized from start to finish, achieving your goals.

For a no cost one-on-one consultation at Dr. Janes’ new Chesterfield location, please call the office at 636.778.3355. More information can be found online by visiting

Award Winning  Photographer, Emily Lucarz, Opens Studio in Chesterfield

Emily Lucarz Photography announces the opening of her new studio space in the Valley in Chesterfield at 107 Chesterfield Towne Center.  Emily Lucarz is an internationally known family, child and newborn photographer who has earned numerous awards for her work from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. She was recently voted “Best Newborn and Family Photographer in the Midwest” by Beyond the Wanderlust as well as voted as one of “The 50 Most Inspiring Photographers” in the United States by The Snap Society & Beauty Revived.  Emily’s studio design will be featured by the international photography magazine, Mozi. The 1700 square foot natural light studio space is the perfect setup for capturing newborns and families of all ages  while offering a relaxing setting for families during their session.

Emily Lucarz brings her expertise in capturing “true moments” between families to the St. Louis area and beyond as her work reflects the interaction and love between families that will be cherished for generations as they grow and expand.  In addition to family lifestyle photography, Emily has won numerous awards for newborn photography, both lifestyle and posed. Capturing newborns in their first days of life is a great passion of Emily’s and she loves seeing and capturing the pureness as they enter the world.

Emily Lucarz Photography is currently booking January – July 2016.  For more information and to see Emily’s work, please visit and also stay updated by joining the 37,000+ people following Emily’s work  on her Facebook page as well as her blog.  If you are interested in Emily’s services, please send an inquiry through her website or an email to and mention Chesterfield Lifestyle.

New Art Exhibit coming to Chesterfield
City Hall

The City of Chesterfield will be hosting an Art Exhibit at City Hall, located at 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, from January 2016 through March 2016. The exhibit will be on display in the City Hall lobby, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (excluding holidays) and will feature two-dimensional artwork, including mixed media, paintings and photographs from established regional artists Mark Witzling, Jeane Vogel and sculptures from Paul Bayer.

Mark Witzling is an oil and cold wax artist that captures elements of both to create an abstract scrapbook of the places, people and experiences that have touched his life. Using a range of tools, from pastry knives to old credit cards, Mark applies layers of malleable cold wax to his paintings, building them up and working them back down to bring forth a contrast of colors and textures to symbolize the complex dichotomy of our memories. His abstract art has been selected for a number of galleries and shows around the St. Louis region, and adorns the walls of organizations, homes and businesses. His work is collected and commissioned across the country and internationally. For more information about Mark, visit:

Jeane Vogel is an award-winning mixed media and photo artist who has spent nearly 40 years crafting art with light and lenses. She uses traditional and experimental tools and techniques to expose the world of nature, faith and humankind in a singular light. In addition to photographic art, Jeane produces work in clay, pastels, fiber, and watercolors. Jeane Vogel exhibits her photography in galleries, art fairs and exhibits throughout North America. She was selected as a featured artist in the book, Best of America Photography 2010. For more information about Jeane, visit:

Paul Bayer is a stone sculptor that works primarily in white and slightly veined marbles, as well as a variety of other translucent stones, onyx, alabaster, fluorite and calcite. Most of his abstracts are carved directly in the stone. Often the shape and the natural fractures begin to guide him in a particular direction and as he carves movements take shape. Others come from a simple idea or an image he sees clearly in his mind. For more information about Paul, visit

For more information about the overall exhibit, please contact Sukanya Mani at SMani@Chesterfield.MO.US or call 636.812.9523.

You Guessed It!

December’s Mystery picture was taken of one of the outbuildings, next to the historical home of Governor Bates, at Faust Park.  Chesterfield resident, Mary Drastal, painted this picture of the structure last summer.

A special thanks to all of our readers who took the time to write; keep those guesses coming! Congratulations to the following readers whose names were drawn from the pool of correct guessers: Mary Drastal, Michael Kane

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 The first readers to submit an email, correctly identifying the subject and location 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!