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Chesterfield Lifestyle Reader 
Happy Hour at Satchmo’s Bar & Grill

Attention, Readers! Chesterfield Lifestyle will be hosting a complimentary Happy Hour at Satchmo’s Bar & Grill on Tuesday, March 29th from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  For best chances to receive an invitation for you and one guest, email with subject line “Satchmo’s Happy Hour.”

Dau Furniture to Host Stickley’s Corporate Historian

Mike Danial, Stickley Furniture’s corporate historian will be making a rare appearance at Dau Furniture in St. Louis on March 31st from 6 to 9pm — presentation starts at 7pm.

Attendees will enjoy a unique insider’s look into one of America’s most legendary furniture companies as Mike Danial shares images, anecdotes and historical tidbits — normally reserved for tour groups and visitors to the museum. He’ll be bringing it all alive in this special presentation; guests will hear the history of one of America’s oldest furniture brands along with tips on caring and preserving furniture.

“So rarely does a historian venture out and leave the walls of the building they oversee and care for,” said, Dana Dean, Territory Manager for New York based L & JG Stickley, “I am so pleased to have Mike coming to visit our St. Louis Stickley enthusiasts and the family at Dau Furniture. I have had the privilege of walking through the Stickley Museum and Factory in Fayetteville, New York with Mike on several occasions. He has wonderful stories and insight on the history of Stickley, one of the oldest and most unique, American furniture manufacturers remaining in the United States today.

The Stickley Museum in Fayetteville, New York is located in the site of the original L&JG Stickley factory, and was officially opened in 2007. Since this time the facility has attracted enthusiasts from across the USA, Canada, France, Germany and England. Upon arriving and touring the Stickley Museum guests will find antiques dating back over 200 years, as many of the items on display were originally owned by Leopold Stickley. L&JG Stickley Company is over 110 years old and has been widely known for manufacturing Arts & Crafts Mission style furniture, including the historical 220 Prairie settle and 406 Morris chair.

What makes this event with Mike Danial so special and rare is the simple fact that Dau’s guests will get the opportunity to ask questions of someone that has been with Stickley in many facets over the years. Mike’s take on the history of this furniture manufacturing legend is truly unique.

“Being in business since 1894, Dau serves St. Louis with only the best furniture and Stickley is the best of the best. We have been a proud Stickley dealer for over 25 years and we are very excited to have Mike share his fresh perspective on the History of Stickley Furniture with our St. Louis community,” said Ryan Dau of Dau Furniture in St Louis.

This will be an evening to remember for all of the furniture and antique enthusiasts and history buffs, in the St. Louis Missouri metro area.

BALABAN’S Upcoming 
Winetasting Events

Royal Domestic Wines

Date: Wednesday, March 9

Time: 5:30pm

Price:  $20 per person

Reservations: Suggested

Glazer’s Tim Greco will lead a class and winetasting featuring some of the biggest names in domestic wine making.  Taste six white and red wines from Nickel & Nickel, Ridge, Duckhorn and more with Balaban’s appetizers.

Seghesio Wine Dinner

Date: Sunday, March 13

Time: 6:30pm

Price:  $110 per person plus tax and gratuity

Reservations: Required

Best known for Zinfandels, since 1895 the Seghesio family created a full portfolio of outstanding wines.  The first Zinfandel vineyard in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, Seghesio Family Vineyards produces award-winning wines that honor the history of Sonoma and the Seghesio family.  Join Balaban’s as these wonderful wines pair with a carefully selected menu.

The World of Blended Wines

Date: Wednesday, March 16

Time: 5:30pm

Price:  $20 per person

Reservations: Suggested

Enjoy a tasting and discussion about the beauty of blending wines and different grapes.

Meet the Maker-La Casella

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 5:30pm

Price:  $20 per person

Reservations: N/A

The wine maker of Italy’s La Casella will present his wines and provide a presentation as guests enjoy a tasting and appetizers.

Caymus Family of Wines

Date: Wednesday, March 30

Time: 5:30pm

Price:  $20 per person

Reservations: Required

Caymus recently celebrated 40 years of wine making in Napa valley.  While Caymus only produces Cabernet under the Caymus name, the family makes a full line of wines.  Come taste, learn and enjoy.

Open House Tasting-Staff Picks

Date: Thursday, March 31

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Price:  Complimentary

Reservations: Required

Join Balaban’s for a special tasting as the staff gathers together some of their favorite wines.

Location:  Balaban’s

Address:  1772 Clarkson Road @ Baxter

Contact:  636.449.6700

Announcing Block Advisors Tax 
and Business Services

Block Advisors Tax and Business Services, a new brand being launched by H&R Block focuses on serving the unique needs of complex clients with their personal and small business returns. What sets it apart is the year round approach to partner with each client, putting them in control of the outcome of their current and future tax returns. Experienced Advisors remove the uncertainty taxes create by customizing tax plans to achieve each client’s best financial outcome.
Also offered is the technology driven Small Business Service– with a personal touch–clients have a roster of responsive professionals at their service. Each client will have a designated team including an experienced CPA, bookkeeper and tax advisor.  Bookkeeping, payroll, A/R Monitoring and bill payments are all available to small businesses through Block Advisors.

Contact Office Manager, Deborah Reid, to discuss your individual and small business tax preparation and tax planning needs.
Block Advisors
317 Clarkson Rd, Suite 101
Ellisville, MO  63011

Phone: 636.207.7422

Support Dogs, Inc. Announces 
‘A Fetching Affair’ Gala

Support Dogs, Inc. will host its annual gala on Saturday, April 16, at 6pm, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. The party will benefit the nonprofit organization with funds going toward providing highly-skilled service dogs to individuals with disabilities and uniquely trained therapy teams in the community, offering dignity, hope, and independence to those the organization serves.

Although Support Dogs has hosted an annual gala for many years, the 2016 event will feature a name change and an enhanced, exciting itinerary. The evening will kick off by providing guests with a delightful opportunity to enjoy multiple food stations, set up to provide a diverse range of culinary treats. Each station will feature hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks.

While guests mingle, they will be encouraged to browse a limited selection of silent auction items and view amazing demonstrations from the organization’s trained dogs. At 8pm, guests will be asked to take their seats for a presentation and traditional auction that will include: naming rights for a litter of puppies, Cardinal’s suite tickets and more.

This year, the gala’s honorary co-chairs are longtime Support Dogs volunteers, donors and supporters, Dr. Todd and Mrs. Kathy Howard.

“My husband and I are thrilled to be supporters of the organization and to be the Honorary Chairs of ‘A Fetching Affair,’” said Howard. “It is almost indescribable to see a Support Dog, Inc. trained therapy dog calm a child who is terrified of getting an IV or to distract a toddler so the physician can do an exam.”

Howard said, “The Assistance Dogs of Support Dogs bring training to an even higher level. It is extremely rewarding to know that you have supported a dog that gives a veteran with PTSD the confidence to leave their house or a young woman in a wheelchair the confidence to go to college and know that, with her dog to help, she can be just like her peers.”

The services Mrs. Howard describes are just a few that Support Dogs provides—and the funds raised at “A Fetching Affair” gala ensure that those services can continue.

“The programs and opportunities we provide to the community would not be successful without the extensive teamwork of our volunteers and donors,” said Peggy Musen, Interim Executive Director of Support Dogs, Inc. “The funds raised at the gala are vital in ensuring that our services continue to be offered throughout the St. Louis area.”

The ticket price for the party is $150 or $1,500 for a table of ten, while sponsorship opportunities include a $15,000 “Top Dog” Presenting Sponsor, $10,000 “Leaders of the Pack” Presenting Sponsors, and $5,000 “Dog’s Best Friends” Premier Sponsors.

For information on how to purchase tickets or become a sponsor please contact Peggy Musen at

Did You Know…

Chesterfield Lifestyle is 100% sponsored and funded by our advertisers each month. CL does not receive any separate funding from taxes, donations, the City of Chesterfield or the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, nor do we charge subscription fees to the readers who live on the mailing routes we serve. Our local publication is to, for and about the residents, businesses and organizations in Chesterfield. Each month, I receive many wonderful letters, from readers, who enjoy Chesterfield Lifestyle so much that they take the time to write; that speaks volumes.  I appreciate this positive feedback and I love hearing from our readers, every day. The very best ways to ensure that you keep receiving Chesterfield Lifestyle, each month, is to patronize our advertisers and make sure the owners know you are a reader of Chesterfield Lifestyle and that you saw their ad(s); if you are a business owner or make these decisions for your company, please consider advertising in Chesterfield Lifestyle.

You Guessed It!

February’s Mystery picture was taken of the piano and player sculpture on the porch of The 89th Key—a piano lessons studio, in Old Chesterfield.

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:

Michael Kane Lois O’Brien

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 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!