Boarding and Parting with Fur Babies for Camp:

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Kelley Lamm  People are crazy in love with their pets, as evidenced by the cute photos received when readers were asked to share images of some of their favorite times with their fur babies. However, several of the adored pets had feathers rather than fur, which was so fun to see! Whatever your preferred pets,…

Local Horse Lovers Pony Up

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Kristi Foster  Chesterfield residents don't have to drive far to secure some the finest horse-related training, boarding, sales, leasing and summer camps in the Midwest.  Kennedy Farms Equestrian Center in Chesterfield accommodates all types of riders, whether the goals are for athletic, recreational or social purposes. The center's staff especially is helpful for serious students…

Looking for Public Places that Cater to Dogs?

 Article Julie Brown Patton  Among 18 acres that Chesterfield officials purchased several years ago from the Eberwein family to develop a community park are 2 acres devoted to a dog park. Located at 1627 Old Baxter Road, the dog park allows pups to explore the many facets of the wonderful outdoors.  This park remains named after the Eberwein family, who…

Quality Time with Your Kids

 Article Carly Hebron  Each year summer comes and goes. We hang up the bathing suits and beach towels for our business attire and busy schedules. As summer comes to an end, we should capture time spent with our kids. We should hold onto the memories from the last couple months and let them inspire us for the rest of our year.…

Miracles Do Happen

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography See photo notes  Healthcare specialists at Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine understand the journey toward fertility can be an emotional one for many couples. It's certainly a different kind of hardship when desired pregnancies don't happen as planned.  From the MCRM facility in Chesterfield led by medical director Dr. Peter Ahlering, state-of-the-art fertility care and…

Five Things Brooklyn Loves about Summer

 Article Carly Hebron | Photography Shutter Darling Photography, LLC  I got the chance to ask 4-year-old Brooklyn what she loves most about summer. This sassy, adorable little girl is far from shy.   Brooklyn loves:

What Is Your Favorite Childhood or Pet-Related Book?

 Article Julie Brown Patton  Unbridled Love of Horses  Longtime St. Louis broadcaster, TV veteran and animal lover Jennifer Blome says she's always been a bookworm. 

How ‘Bout an In-Home Massage…

Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Courtesy: Ash & Oak Canine Massage

Dinner and a Movie Star

 Article and Photography Kathy Kaiser  The Crossing  The Crossing brings its farm-to-table philosophy to life with unique and satisfying creations you have to experience. Much of the freshness you will enjoy at the Crossing is sourced from local farms in both Missouri and Illinois.

Cyclists Converge in Chesterfield for Tour de Wellness

Nearly 350 bicyclists participated in the sixth annual St. Luke’s Hospital Tour de Wellness in Chesterfield to raise awareness of dangers of sedentary lifestyles. The event offered a 54-mile champion route, 38-mile professional route, 17-mile enthusiast route and a health/wellness expo. It also raised funds to support the hospital’s health and wellness outreach programs that impact 40,000-plus people each … Continued

Celebrating Family

When you think of family, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the people you share your mornings with: the husband or wife who makes you breakfast, the toddler who wakes you up before sunrise or the drooling pup in the kitchen just itching for a full dish of food. Maybe it’s the people you share … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

New Hotel Is ‘Big on Little Things’ for Guests Chesterfield recently gained a new hotel at 11 Arnage Boulevard: Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. Louis—Chesterfield. The hotel offers 91 guest rooms, free high-speed wireless Internet access, complimentary breakfast bar daily, 24/7 business center and a meeting space, along with an indoor pool and fitness room featuring the latest … Continued

Love for Pets

Related to the main feature within this issue, when Chesterfield Lifestyle asked for photos of pets, we wanted to include as many as we could. So, here's some extra space devoted in honor of all four-legged fur babies, two-legged pets, reptiles, birds and other animals that brighten our lives and give us so much joy!

Metamorphosis Gala Transforms Butterfly House into Roaring Twenties Fundraiser

To celebrate 20 years of success and to roar into the next 20 years, Missouri Botanical Garden teams hosted a Metamorphosis Gala at the Sophia Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield. The Roaring Twenties-themed event raised funds for the group's new Entomology Lab. Event emcees were Chesterfield Lifestyle publishers Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery. Photos by Julie Brown … Continued

A Century of The Muny

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Kristi Foster  Each year, as everyone hears the familiar "Meet Me At The Muny" jingle, there's no doubt it's time to head to Forest Park for another season of Broadway-caliber outdoor plays. This year, visiting The St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre (The Muny's official name) is even more special. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary…

Wings of Hope Takes Flight from Chesterfield

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Karl Lund  A core group of humanitarian-minded pilots and flying nurse-nuns in 1959 inspired the impetus of Wings of Hope, an aviation-based nonprofit based in Chesterfield.  In 2017, WoH representatives worked in 10 countries to directly serve 45,858 people.

Places to Go, People to See

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Courtesy of Travel Leaders Chesterfield  Marcie Boyle, owner of Travel Leaders St. Louis/Chesterfield at 17281 Chesterfield Airport Road, and her certified travel agents offer stellar service with every travel purchase.  Specializing in family vacations, destination weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways since 2012, this travel group provides complimentary local presentations about the majesty of river cruises, potential…

Independence Day Reflections

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Karl Lund  The Fourth of July is a time of pride for service members who love American independence so much, they defend it. We also remember those who gave their lives for that freedom, along with acknowledging groups and individuals who support military representatives and veterans.  USO of Missouri provides services and smiles to…

Playing It Safe

 Article and Photography  School’s out! St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Missouri Baptist has some safety tips for all your children's summer activities.  Missouri Baptist Medical Center has a full-size emergency room designed specifically for kids. St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides Washington University pediatricians and specially trained pediatric nurses to staff this special unit. For added convenience, you may check in…

Dinner and a Movie Star

 Article Kathleen Kaiser  Filippo's Italian Kitchen & Bar  Nestled in the Chesterfield Valley, Filippo’s combines an old-world atmosphere with mouthwatering Sicilian cuisine and an array of wine and beverage selections that are second to none. Visit to experience a lighter fare than the location in downtown St. Louis, with exquisite selections like Veal Filippo or zesty meatballs. You can even enjoy Paul Rudd’s…

More Muny Memories

 Article and Photography  From those on the stage to those revering the stage, The Muny has created lifelong memories for many:  Claire Logan says now that she's older, she realizes "how lucky" she was to be born in St. Louis and "blessed" to be a Muny Kid and Muny Teen, starting with "Annie" in 2009. For her, growing up with,…

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer is here. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

St. Luke’s Hospital Completes Purchase of Des Peres Hospital Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County was renamed St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital on May 1, 2018, with the Chesterfield-based St. Luke’s finalized purchase from Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The acquisition included the Des Peres Medical Office Building and Tenet-owned physician practices in St. Louis. The … Continued

Successful Walk To End Lupus Now

Lupus Foundation of America-Heartland Chapter organizers had more than 800 walkers and raised $96,000-plus in this year's 1-mile fundraising event hosted at Central Park at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The event included health education booths, food trucks, face painters, balloon artists and other entertainment. Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million Americans. Photos … Continued

Babler State Park

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography (Varies)  As a state-managed public recreation area in Wildwood, the park's 2,441 acres were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.  This park was created in memory of Edmund A. Babler, who was born on Oct. 11, 1874, in Appleton City, Mo. He graduated from Missouri Medical College, now Washington University…

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin   FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts … Continued

Local Male Movers & Shakers

 Article Julie Brown Patton  Kent Ehrhardt, KMOV Meteorologist and "Great Day Saint Louis" Co-Host  Being a St. Louis native and a KMOV Channel 4 meteorologist, Kent Ehrhardt thoroughly knows how interesting local weather gets. Throughout the year, he shares severe weather preparation tips and science fundamentals at many local schools, churches and nonprofit events.

Say What in Couplespeak?

 Article Julie Brown Patton  Although Jodi and Tony Devonshire have been together for 14 years, they wed last September. And, to make the union further holistic, they launched a business together: Bike Stop Cafe, with a location at 17089 N. Outer 40 Road in Chesterfield and two in St. Charles.  

Journey Farther

 Article Adam Riley | Photography Courtesy Surdyke Motorsports Dealer Group  Transcontinental Option Package  Smooth Running and Charismatic

Rethinking Cigar Experiences

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Emily Rose Studios  Premium cigars can be offered at all types of events, thanks to a husband-and-wife firefighting and emergency dispatching team who started an entrepreneurial, mobile cigar business.  

Healing Without Opioids

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Karl Lund and Jason Schoenig    Clients of the Ozzie Smith IMAC Regeneration Center say treatment there changes their lives, all for the better. Located at 13353 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, with a second location in St. Peters, the approach at this IMAC Regeneration Center is to integrate medicine with a focus on restoring…

Guys’ Guide to Buying Perfect Diamonds

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Courtesy of Saettele Jewelers  The Four Cs of color, clarity, cut and carat weight are the universal language of determining diamond quality. However, the Saettele Jewelers' team knows everyone has their own tastes, and they are intent on helping each client find exact matches.  

Dear Gents,

We told you your time would come, didn’t we, guys? Since the May issue was all about the ladies, we thought it was only fair the June issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle be dedicated to the gents of our community.   While we will celebrate the dads in our lives on Father’s Day, June 17, you … Continued

B&N’s My Favorite Teacher Contest Winner

Barnes & Noble Chesterfield Oaks store staffers recently recognized the local winner of B&N’s My Favorite Teacher Contest. Kareem Deanes, Parkway West Middle School theater teacher in Chesterfield, won due to an essay written by one of his eighth-grade students, Faith Elise Reusch. Photography by Jane Taylor.

June 2018 Around Town

GIVING MORE KIDS HAPPIER SMILES Chesterfield dentist Gene Cohen was one of several St. Louis area dentists who provided 357 kids with $283,445 worth of free dental care during a recent Give Kids A Smile event at Saint Louis University. The nonprofit organization has provided a total of $9.1 million in complimentary dental care regionally … Continued

Father & Son Share More Than First Name

 Article Julie Brown Patton  Pinball Games and Restoration  He especially enjoys Bram Stoker's Dracula 1993 machine.

Local Female Movers & Shakers

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Robert L. Brown  Maximizing Technology Connector  Lisa Nichols

Get Away with the Girls

 Article Julie Brown Patton  Look for diverse pleasures while nestled in the Missouri Ozark hills. Old Kinderhook is a 750-plus acre residential golf and lake community located on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks and open to all guests. The Tom Weiskopf Signature Semi-Private Course is open to the public year-round and is renowned for its unsurpassed valleys, waterfalls, hills,…

Feminine Spaces

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Anne Matheis  As an award-winning interior designer, Nancy Barrett zeroes in on client's inner dreams for surroundings. This owner of Beautiful Rooms at 16670 Old Chesterfield Road has been assisting clients since 1995, including how to create the newly popular "feminine spaces."  

Julie Pfeifer + Her Mom, Jan Gundaker

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Olga Gow  Chanel lip gloss  Macy's

Finding the Beautiful in Others

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Emily Rose Studios  The mother-daughter team of Kathy Kucik and Allyson Kucik-Martin, who own Bella Gente Salon at 212 THF Boulevard in Chesterfield Commons Plaza, obviously focus on hair within their salon. But they also often concentrate on tresses during charitable events and for community causes.  

Autumn Fairy Designs Special Showing

A new women’s clothing line of fashionable, yet comfortable outfits and wardrobes from Autumn Fairy Designs was launched at a special showing at Chesterfield Mall during March. Owner and stylist Nicole Bimslager says samples of her new everyday wear can be viewed at Photography by Becky Ernst.

Groundbreaking for Military Veteran’s Mortgage-Free Home

Thanks to Hibbs Homes, in partnership with Operation Finally Home, a U.S. military veteran and his family will receive a new, mortgage-free home in Wildwood. Groundbreaking for the home of retired U.S. Army Spc. Heath Howes was held March 22. He found out at a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game.

Here’s to Strong Women

Though May is traditionally a time to celebrate mothers, at Chesterfield Lifestyle, we want to take this chance to recognize all of the strong ladies in our community. From activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to artists, teachers and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month’s feature article, … Continued

Dinner & A Movie Star

 Article and Photography Kathleen Kaiser  If you travel four hours north of St. Louis, you will find the town of Plainfield Illinois, which is where Melissa Ann McCarthy’s story began. Born into a Catholic home, and raised on a farm, this girl’s Midwestern roots are strong and deep.  

May 2018 Around Town

BESPOKE APPAREL ADDS WOMEN’S LINE A collection launch party for the new women’s line of Bespoke Apparel was held by at the Hearth Room Cafe, 265 Lamp & Lantern Village. The Worth New York spring collection was debuted, with special pricing on any custom clothing during the event. PARKWAY SHINES LIGHTS AGAIN Five Parkway Schools employees … Continued

St. Louis Civic Orchestra Concert

Tchaikovsky No. 5 was the music featured by St. Louis Civic Orchestra members for a February 17 concert at the William D. Purser Center located at Logan University. It is the orchestra of the city of Chesterfield. Soloist Alyssa Catlin presented "Concerto de Aranjuez."

Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

Plant An Outdoor Paradise

To successfully add natural color bursts to outdoor living spaces, it's imperative to work with the lighting factors of existing environments.

April 2018 Around Town

Did you know professional pointe shoe fittings for ballet dancers are available through appointments at The Dance Bag, 64 Four Seasons Center in Chesterfield?