Tracking the Tastes of Italy

Is it really an Italian meal if pizza or pasta isn't included? Well, in Sicily, Italy, they might say memorable meals center around olive oil from olives plucked from their yards, fresh-baked bread, sausage-eggplant sandwiches, swordfish and really great wines from hand-picked grapes. 

Backstoppalooza Brings Big Benefits

Backstoppers’ representatives put on another amazing concert and annual party at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. This incredible event now will be known as “The Ed Nestor Memorial Backstoppalooza,” in honor of Chesterfield Police Captain Ed Nestor, who not long ago lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Backstoppers’ funding goes to family members of regional, fallen heroes … Continued

Welcome, Officer Celia Saavedra!

Chesterfield officials and residents recently welcomed the city’s newest police officer, Celia Saavedra. Officer Saavedra has prior experience in law enforcement.

Mobile Fall Desserts

St. Louis's "original cupcake on wheels" anchors from Sarah's Cake Stop in Chesterfield, but the business's truck can be seen in a variety of regional spots via Sarah's Cake "Stops."

Food, Glorious Food!

Are you hungry, Chesterfield? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this issue, the most drool-worthy one of the year: the Foodie issue! We love to indulge and scour the streets to be introduced to the most delicious places, people and plates. We found plenty of material to fill these pages and feed your soul. … Continued

Modern Beverage Brands

Products of a regional beverage manufacturer are featured in more than 25,000 restaurants, hotels, casinos, bars, clubs, universities, institutions and vacation venues around the United States.

Your Boobtique

As a real estate appraiser, Jaime Zografos is used to being detail-oriented. As a breast cancer survivor, Jaime learned the true value of harnessing strength together with others. So, now she's pooling her experience to give back to other women and their supporters by providing a nonprofit for cancer survivors, an online store for items that are helpful after breast…

Worth the Trip to Cottleville

Chef Carl McConnell and his wife, Nancy, searched for many years to find the perfect location to open their intimate, fine-dining restaurant. Nestled in the heart of historic Cottleville, Stone Soup Cottage took root in 2009, and Carl and Nancy opened their doors, set their tables and welcomed their diners into a unique culinary world to explore—one that changes every 30…

Falling for Plaid

October is here! And with it comes chilly weather, colorful leaves, and cozy fires to snuggle next to. But, the change in weather does not mean you have to redecorate your entire house to fit with the season.

Mentoring for Independence

Imagine finishing high school with high hopes of success but being completely on one's own at age 18 without the support of parents or a family to provide guidance toward achieving future goals.

Brunch + a Matinee = a Day Date!

We are switching it up in the month of October, as with the chillier weather heading our way, maybe we should venture out to enjoy Brunch + a Matinne = a Day Date!

Living Large with Lamborghini

There's no doubt about it—when a Lamborghini sails by, heads turn.

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night is sending you out for an evening of unforgettable ambiance and old-world charm. Let's start our evening off right, at a very nostalgic steakhouse in Frontenac.

Luxury Apartment Living

The proof of satisfaction is truly in the varied details deliberately infused into the new Watermark at Chesterfield Village apartment complex. Some would even call it resort-style living!

Sprinkling Style into Events

Brian Bax, owner of Bax Illustration started drawing caricatures in 2006 while working at Six Flags-St. Louis in a booth owned by Tom Richmond, who is an illustrator for Mad Magazine. Brian then decided to set the standard for live event caricatures by creating a uniformly talented group of artists. Now he has a growing team of 20-plus caricaturists in St. Louis, Kansas City, Memphis and San Diego.

Styles in September!

In the fashion world, the September issue is the most anticipated arrival of the year. It’s the unofficial first look at this season’s fashion trends and predictions for the upcoming year. It’s the issue fashionistas can’t wait to get their hands on. So it is with much excitement that we present you, dear reader, with … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Chesterfield’s Own Ninja Chesterfield Police Department’s own Officer Johanna Flushing was set to appear on American Ninja Warrior on NBC in July. The Ninja Warrior competition she participated in was taped in Cincinnati, Ohio. She made it to the Ring Swing, but her run didn’t make the final episode. Regardless, she’s a local ninja hero. Local Girl … Continued

Fifty Cheers to The Old Spaghetti Factory

Have you seen The Old Spaghetti Factory’s limited edition, 50th-anniversary commemorative glasses that are free when purchasing regular-sized Italian cream sodas? Dine at the Chesterfield restaurant, 17384 Chesterfield Airport Road, established in 2004. Also available for kids 12 and younger is the Spaghetti Factory’s Kid’s Birthday Club, including their free birthday meal. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE OLD … Continued

Experienced New Regional ZipTour Yet?

Have you experienced Hidden Valley Resort's new ZipTour in Wildwood? Guests can explore the whole property on a ZipTour or take a scenic lift ride on weekends and walk down to the lodge on one of the designated paths. Guests can see the Gateway Arch from the top! Reservations can be made online. Photos courtesy of Hidden Valley

Cardinals Swing for Charitable “Big League Impact” in Chesterfield

St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright and his teammates hosted a community fundraising campaign at Top Golf, raising $52,000. A total of 200 people attended, including 18 Cardinals. Operation Food Search was one of the beneficiaries. Waino and teammates are supporting the #AllWin campaign, pledging $1,820 per regular season win to Crisis Aid and Operation Food Search. Photos by Valdez Photography

Flying in Fine Fashion

Flying in style at Jet Linx Aviation reflects phenomenal client service, comfort and safety—all as a matter, of course. Style there equals dependable, trustworthy attention to details.

Dip and Dine to Celebrate Community

Chesterfield Lifestyle hosted "Dip and Dine" to celebrate community. Guests enjoyed cuisine from Vito's in the Valley, brewed beer by Good News Brewing Co., frozen treats by Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery and more at the newly opened Watermark at Chesterfield Village. One lucky winner, Robin Lukasek, won a two-night getaway to Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks.

September Street Styles

 #1 Casual Day  Pair the skirt with a comfy T-shirt and sneakers for running errands or hanging out with the kids!  Leopard skirt, Paperdolls Boutique T-shirt, Kindred Boutique Sneakers, H&M Sunglasses and bag, Target

The Stylish, Vibrant Destination

The Streets of St. Charles contemporary, multi-use development has been embraced and enjoyed by guests who seek to dine, shop and be entertained—as well as those who wish to live and work in a fashionable place with many possibilities. It's truly a fun destination, no matter how long the stay. 

Youth Sports Photos and More

The best part of being a sports photographer is preserving special moments in people's lives, reflects Jason Schoenig, owner of regional Dirt and Turf Photography.

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

"Dinner + a Movie = Date Night" is heading out under the stars in August.

Chesterfield Family Dentistry

"Most people develop dental phobias when they're young, and those fears follow them throughout their lives. So we try to make those first set of visits as welcoming and relaxing as we can."

Kids and Pets

For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and … Continued

Chesterfield Bleeds Blue!

The perfect spot for a free St. Louis Blues watch party during the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs was Chesterfield Amphitheater, nicknamed The ChAmp. The location opened at 6 p.m. with food trucks, giveaways, beer and avid hockey fans. Let's Go Blues: The NHL Champions! Photography provided by the City of Chesterfield

Spirit Air Show to Come to Chesterfield Sept. 7-8

The annual Spirit of St. Louis Air Show and STEM Expo (interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics event) will be hosted in Chesterfield Sept. 7-8. Presented by Boeing, this forum highlights great resources the local community has in support of the St. Louis aerospace heritage. Email or purchase tickets online at Photography by Spirit Air … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Tribute to One of Chesterfield’s First City Leaders One of Chesterfield’s founding city council members, Barry Flachsbart, passed away at age 81. He remained fiercely dedicated to the city—he’d actually been at a council session the week of his death. Barry headed Citizens for Chesterfield, which led to the city becoming incorporated. He was elected … Continued

Blues Fan Bleeds Blue Money

One local hockey fan has a good luck 7-month-old pup, Gracie. She's certainly proven her worth with the against-the-odds prosperous fortune she's brought him!

A Horse Lover’s Paradise

A gorgeous, 7-acre, park-like equestrian property is now available to purchase. A driveway lined with splendid southern magnolia trees awaits. The house is a French-style country estate home surrounded by mature trees and level pastures, located directly across from Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park. It includes six bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms within its 5,490 square feet. This unique, all-brick home and property…

Best of the Best Play and Fitness Equipment

Dream Play Recreation products fulfill children's actual dreams—and give parents peace of mind with safety.

Local Executive Helps Underprivileged Children

Donn Sorensen wants to make sure that children born into poverty have the same chances in life as do their more affluent classmates.

Add Zen to Outdoor Life

Ready to zip some Zen into your summer? Water features can be added to even the smallest of spaces—all that's needed is a fountain, vessel or bowl. An immediate, tabletop water feature can even be created by filling an eye-catching ceramic container with water and adding aquatic plants, such as floating lilies and papyrus. 

Staycationing this Summer

With vacation season ramping up, Chesterfield Lifestyle magazine suggests saving yourself some travel time and making a plan to visit some of the spectacular vacation destinations located right here in St. Louis—all within a 30-minute drive from Chesterfield!

STL Summer Souveniers

Rightfully called, "A baseball town with a drinking problem," St. Louis is built on Cardinal baseball and Budweiser beer. Add in our amazing Blues hockey team, famous frozen custard and some of the best food around—St. Louis is not only a great place to live, but an awesome city to visit! Here are some items to help show your love for this amazing city.

Getting on the Greens

Where can you find your hole-in-one this summer? Perhaps at one of these stunning golf courses nearby!

Two5:7North Videos

Husband and wife duo, Grant and Ashleigh Murphy, know the best videos are those with heart.


Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations, swinging as high as you can on the swing set and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Chesterfield Gains New Flooring Experts Lumber Liquidators #1417 opened at 17724 Chesterfield Airport Road. This new location is the company’s fourth store in the St. Louis region. The store’s team offers flooring and installation services to DIY homeowners. They also support flooring professional installers. The store manager is Tory Moore. The store sells pre-finished and unfinished … Continued

Celebrating Fourth of July at the Pool?

Did you know the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center at 16365 Lydia Hill Drive will be open late for the city's Fourth of July firework celebration? Visitors can swim until 9:25 p.m. that night, which is when the fireworks show will begin. Photos courtesy of Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts Department

Backstoppalooza Car Show Zooms into Success

Backstoppalooza is a project run by the Chesterfield Police Department officers to raise money for Backstoppers and family members of fallen first responders. This year's event was held May 18 at the St. Louis Premium Outlet in Chesterfield with vehicles, police cars, fire trucks, helicopters and K-9 demonstrations. Photos by Alright Photography

Road Trip Closer to Home

For those times when a road trip is calling but a whole lot of time isn't available, consider heading to the nearby Missouri communities of Defiance and Cottleville for a trifecta of exceptional experiences. They're only about a 25-minute drive from Chesterfield.

Summer Splishing and Splashing

Both kids and adults enjoy water parks for a variety of reasons!

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

With summer in full swing, it’s time to take a little time off during the week so that you can enjoy a special day with your significant other. Venture to Wentzville for some of the best barbecue this side of Kansas City and head to a fabulous theater that seems to be sitting “on top of the world” just a few moments away to catch…

A QuickHIT of Fitness

QuickHIT Fitness Lab reps launched a new fitness attitude last December to help people get in life-changing shape, 20 minutes at a time. 

Flying for Good

One local traveler lives by the mantra: “Life isn't a dress rehearsal, and every minute that passes is gone forever.” So, he grabs every second he can to soar in the clouds for both commercial and charitable reasons.

M.D. Stands for Magical Doctor

An inquisitive infertility specialist at St. Luke’s Hospital started innovative fertility preservation work four decades ago—and people around the world are glad he did. Some even fondly call him "The Egg Man."