Twinkle, Twinkle List

 Candlelight Stroll of Thornhill Estate, Faust Park  Start in Chesterfield by experiencing holiday season beauty at the home of Missouri’s second governor in historic Faust Park. Explore past holiday customs during self-guided strolls through festively adorned rooms with historically dressed docents in attendance.  Dec. 7:  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8:  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. $10 per adult in…

2018 Gift Guide

Looking for memorable holiday gifts to give this season? Take a look at the following suggestions from local retailers. 

So Long and Thanks!

Effective Nov. 4, the Humane Society of Missouri's facility in Chesterfield Valley closed.

From New Melle to Nashville

 Some call it acoustic magic.  Joe “The Biz” Bizelli, a 33-year-old singer/songwriter from New Melle, started playing open mic nights in St. Charles coffee houses and performing at a retirement home in 2003. Now he’s working with one of Tennessee’s aspiring country music artists, Cole Sitzlar.  After Joe moved to singing at bars, parties, wineries, corporate events and weddings, he eventually played…

Cozy Reads, Warm Drinks

With shorter daylight hours and colder temperatures, winter is the perfect time to snuggle under a cozy blanket with a good book and a hot drink. Unlike lighter beach reads, at this time of year readers want meatier, longer books to occupy their minds.

December 2018 Around Town

Want Your ‘Sauce on the Side?’ Welcome to one of Chesterfield’s newest restaurants, Sauce on the Side, at 1637 Clarkson Road. The menu includes handcrafted calzones, salads with house-made dressings, wrapped desserts, beers and wines. Owners Mark Robinson and Lance Caden previously set up restaurants in Clayton, St. Louis City and the Grove. Delivery range … Continued

Holiday Entertaining and Beyond

One of the surest ways to execute smooth, spectacular events is to work with event planners. They can save clients time and money while offering creative ideas and solutions. They provide end-to-end executions and pay attention to the details, which allows hosts and hostesses to actually enjoy those same events.

Yappy Halloween Yields Fun with Hats

Although Chesterfield's 2018 Yappy Halloween annual event got canceled due to weather, some friends of Eberwein Dog Park gathered when the sun came back out! Located at 1627 Old Baxter Road, the 2-acre dog park is members-based and open solely to Chesterfield residents. Dog tags are $30 each at City Hall. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MOLLY BARRINGER CURRAN and LYNN BARTH

For Auld Lang Syne 

  As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle in 2018! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write our January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and … Continued

See New Art Exhibit at Chesterfield City Hall

The work of four regional artists now is on display at Chesterfield City Hall and will be available through December. Cathy Carney (glass art); Jeff Kapfer (bird paintings); Neil Brown (photography); and Teresa Frazier (colored pencil drawings). Their artwork can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.  PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIE BROWN PATTON

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night or Family Night

 Dinner: Vito's in the Valley  Family owned and operated, Vito's in the Valley features an exquisite Sicilian Italian menu, full of luscious appetizers and main dishes that can be deliciously paired with their incredible array of wines or craft beers. From its warm and inviting Mediterranean-inspired decor to serving the best toasted ravioli in St. Louis, Vito’s in the Valley brings their…

(Not) Home for the Holidays

Being at work while others get to enjoy the holidays with loved ones can feel like a significant sacrifice. While some people volunteer to work on holidays, not everyone has that choice.

Avoid the Financial Dangers of Holiday Spending

It’s that time of year. The winter holidays are approaching, and calendars are filling up with parties, concerts, dinners, gift exchanges and festive events. Along with all these gaieties come the post-holiday bills and end-of-year financial obligations. But with smart planning, the experts at Securus Circle of Advisors say you can minimize or sidestep these landmines.

Hit Hidden Valley’s Hills This Winter

Wildwood is home to a somewhat hidden entertainment and recreational gem: Hidden Valley Ski Resort. But to winter enthusiasts, the only aspect about the resort that’s hidden is how it’s nestled into rolling hills near bluffs above the Meramec River.

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

If you are feeling a little noble and want to surround yourself in English style for the evening, there is no better place to head than to the Cheshire Inn’s Boundary for dinner. Nestled directly across from the Cheshire Inn, Boundary will fill your senses and taste buds with its unique modern interpretations of those hearty meals we have come to…

Glamping on the Go

Gone are the days that camping means having to truly rough it—unless one wants to do so!

November 2018 Around Town

New Chesterfield Museum Captures History and Art People have been living in Chesterfield for at least 12,500 years. Supporters of the Heritage Foundation of Chesterfield want to ensure new residents get to revisit Chesterfield’s fascinating history. They’re establishing a Chesterfield history museum at 291 Chesterfield Mall, along with the Wiegand Foundation and Chesterfield Historic and Landmark … Continued


As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day … Continued

Thankful Giving Back

Although one domestic law attorney in St. Louis gets opportunities to focus on families practically 365 days a year, Page Law founding partner Tonya Page particularly enjoys concentrating on the essence of families during Thanksgiving.

Chesterfield Lifestyle’s Wines and Vines’

To celebrate the community and thank advertisers and supporters of Chesterfield Lifestyle, the publication's publishers recently hosted a Wines and Vines event at Defiance Ridge Vineyards. Attendees toasted new beginnings and harvested grapes that will be used in the vineyard's 2019 wines.

Chesterfield Lifestyle Sponsors Taste of STL Market

Did you go to this year's 14th annual Taste of St. Louis held Sept. 14-16 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater? Organizers say it was a record-breaking attendance year. Chesterfield Lifestyle publishers Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery were happy to be one of the sponsors of The Market at the event. Also spotted were several of the publication's advertisers, supporters and readers.  

Hofbräuhaus St. Louis

Built on the notion “if you brew it, they will come,” Hofbräuhaus St. Louis recently became the newest beer establishment in Belleville, Illinois. The company’s German name translated into English means “royal court brewery,” and the Belleville owners certainly enjoy holding court there from long, wooden tables in das Bier Hall.

A Plant on Every Plate

Don't let anyone tell you that you don't have the power to change your health, proclaims Caryn Dugan. She ought to know; her personal brush with cancer prompted her to mega-boost her lifelong pursuit of healthiest eating.

Naked Vine’s Small-Production Selections Have Big Appeal

This decidedly different wine, whiskey and music venue in Chesterfield doesn’t always focus on being unique. That just happens naturally there.

Defiance Ridge Vineyards:

Looking for an authentic place for special celebrations or a comfy spot at which to personally unwind periodically? A nearby St. Charles County winery delivers that haven plus more options, now with new owners, selections and menus. Specifically available year-round are breathtaking views of the Missouri River Valley from Defiance Ridge Vineyards’ historic farmhouse located in the middle of the state’s wine…

October 2018 Around Town

Complimentary Stem Cell Seminars Held in Chesterfield As guest speaker of the Ozzie Smith IMAC Regeneration Center, stem cell expert Dr. Ian White conducted several stem cell seminars at Spiro’s restaurant in Chesterfield about how stem cells can treat pain and eliminate the need for surgery or prescription medications. Dr. White received his doctorate degree from … Continued

F Is for Foodie

F is for “foodie,” a person with a particular interest in food. Someone who’s always up for trying new places and has a refined but adventurous palate. And this month at Chesterfield Lifestyle, we’re all about feasting with foodies as we just scratch the surface of all the fine eats and drinks Chesterfield has to … Continued

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

 Dinner: Café Manhattan in Clayton  Nestled in the heart of Clayton, you will find a place where the past has literally come to rest, allowing for you to experience a touch of nostalgia at every turn. Café Manhattan provides the best in American cuisine combined with that retro feel of yesteryear. Whether you love delectable burgers and melts, sandwiches, building your…

Planning to Attend Vintage Fall Market Days in Chesterfield?

The Vintage Market Days of St. Louis "Thankful and Blessed" event will be held at Chesterfield Mall Oct.18-20. Vendors feature true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies and seasonal plantings. This is an upscale outdoor fall market with a food court area and strolling singers.  Photos by Emily Southerland … Continued

Chesterfield Hosts Backstoppalooza for BackStoppers

Twelve Chesterfield restaurants recently hosted a “Dine Out For BackStoppers,” during which they donated proceed portions to the nonprofit. The money was presented during the annual Backstoppalooza Event at Chesterfield Amphitheater, including a free concert from band Rockin’ Chair. Thom Sehnert, of Chesterfield’s The Smoke House Market/Annie Gunn’s, serves as vice president on the group's board … Continued

Garden Caffè with Italian Roots at Frisella Nursery

Nestled in the rolling hills of Missouri’s wine country, inside a custom-built timber frame building at Frisella Nursery, is a picturesque bistro called Caffè Angelina. Named for the Frisella family’s beloved grandmother, Angelina, this limited-menu restaurant specializes in seasonal ingredients along with traditional favorites.

Take the Fast Lane to Route 66

Depending on how long of a road trip one wants to take, the Route 66 Mother Road can provide all that’s needed for 66 minutes, 66 hours or 66 days.

She Said Yes to the Dress

 Article Julie Brown Patton  When the mother-daughter duo of Signature Bridal in Chesterfield assists brides with selecting wedding dresses, it's all about finding the one gown that can be worn with the most confidence on those special nuptial days.  "So many women come into our boutique believing they can wear only certain types of dresses, but that's not the case. We…

Food, Music, Drink

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography See notes  "New additions to Taste of St. Louis for this year are cool, on-trend offerings. We'll have fun things to explore for everyone and for all ages," says K. Sonderegger, Taste of St. Louis co-director.  This month ushers in the 14th annual award-winning Taste of St. Louis event Sept. 14-16 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans…

Meet the ‘Brow Queen’ of St. Louis

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Wink iBoutique Lash & Brow  When Christina Passanise launched Wink iBoutique Lash & Brow Bar in 2016, it was the region's first beauty salon to focus on facial features with her own distinct brand of eyelash extensions and chemical-free adhesives.  Christina offered quality lashes with the safest new adhesives on the market, along with her…

Channing Tatum Brings an Abominable Yeti to Life in Warner Brothers’ Upcoming Animated Film, Smallfoot

 Article and Photography Kathleen Kaiser  Located on Post-Dispatch Lake, in the heart of Forest Park, you will find the Boathouse. The Boathouse provides a casual dining experience with tantalizing fare. It's the perfect place to dine before heading out to catch a new movie release at one of the many theaters located just minutes away.  6101 Government Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.267.2224,…

Inspired by Love

 Article Kelley Lamm | Photography Dustin and Amanda Turner  Dustin and Amanda's love story begins with coffee each morning and ends with capturing a perfect moment!  Dustin and Amanda Turner of For the Moment Photography specialize in wedding and portrait photography in St. Louis and around the world. The Turners have been featured on, The Black Tie Bride, Melissa Hearts…

September 2018 Around Town

Chesterfield Advocate Joins Board of Crisis Nursery Chesterfield resident Michele Bailey is a new board of director for the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, a group who provides a 24-hour, 365 days/year safe haven for children, birth through age 12, whose families are facing crises.  Michele, a sales manager for KMOV-TV, says she’s looking forward to … Continued

Chesterfield Walk-Run Benefits Friends of Kids with Cancer

More than 1,000 fundraisers participated in this year's 18th annual Walk with a Friend 5K Run/1-Mile Walk to benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer held at Westminster Christian Academy in Chesterfield. The group's mission is to provide educational, emotional and recreational support to youths battling for their lives. Photos by Jacob Brcic (Captiva Marketing) and Jessica Grose (Captured Moments … Continued

Say “I Do” to Style!

Style is a manner of the way you do something or a distinctive appearance that you choose typically determined by the principles to which something is designed. Style is the first thing the rest of the world sees, and whether or not we want to admit it, deep down we all care a little about how … Continued

Stoneridge Farms

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Nolan Manning  How does it sound to cuddle up in a double hammock atop a hill view that stretches 25 miles across the beautiful Missouri River Valley while being smack in the middle of wine country? Stoneridge Farms Bed & Breakfast offers just that, and more, from a 20-acre slice of Show-Me heaven in…

Catered Desserts

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Courtesy Russell's Café & Bakery  Next time delicious desserts are in tall order for a bridal shower, wedding, celebration or special event, consider from-scratch delectables made by the two full-time bakers and crew at Russell's Café & Bakery in Chesterfield.  All recipes at this bakery were created by chef Russell Ping. 

Topgolf Tees Off in Chesterfield

 Article and Photography Julie Brown Patton  Topgolf now operates in 44 venues with 8 million-plus annual visitors worldwide. The entertainment chain, founded by two golf-loving English twin brothers, uses technology to make golf scoring fun while enabling people to connect and socialize. A U.S. licensee, WestRiver Group, brought the Topgolf concept to Alexandria, Virginia, in 2005.  Dallas-based Topgolf replaced the former…

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…

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:

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…

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.…

How ‘Bout an In-Home Massage…

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