Master the Art of Bathing in Luxury

Bathrooms are a place to relax, renew and refresh. That's partially why warm bathroom floors and towel warmers are becoming extremely popular, says Laura Grosman of Thompson Price Kitchens/Baths/Homes in Des Peres.

Automobile Artistry

This Sports Activity Vehicle is the largest and roomiest of the MINI models. The Countryman seats five while still providing cargo space. Its overall design is bold and is typically considered ideal for adventures. Its iconic, contrasting roof and mirrors is an artistic flair that sets it apart. 

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

 Tavern on Main  Nestled in Belleville’s Main Street Business District you will find Tavern on Main. Don’t let the name fool you, because this “Tavern” not only has an atmosphere that appeals to the masses but a menu that includes cuisine fit for a king. Nightly specials include Thursday night’s New Orleans Surf and Turf or Spinach Artichoke Chicken and Friday night’s Seafood…

Chesterfield Sculptor Creates Legacy Art

Chesterfield artist Don Wiegand enjoys artistically capturing specific moments, often innermost ones, within the realm of the human spirit. So much so, Don specializes in bronze and stainless tributes designed to last the test of time.

Curating Creativity

February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Chesterfield. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the Chesterfield arts scene or handmade goods … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Two More Parkway Nurses Earn National Credentials Parkway School District’s Kimberly Morelli (West Middle School) and Karen Malik (Green Trails Elementary) earned the Nationally Certified School Nurse credential, which validates their specialized knowledge and expertise as school nurses. Parkway now tops the largest number of nationally certified school nurses found in Missouri, with a total of 22. … Continued

Seeking a Local Valentine’s Day Brunch?

Did you know Stackhouse Pub & Grill, 14156 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, now serves brunch on weekends, starting at 10 a.m.? At press time, they were still finalizing their Valentine's Day specials.  Stackhouse's Todd Myers says they offer live music every Saturday night, moving to their dog-friendly patio as soon as weather allows. They also host trivia every Tuesday evening.

“The Nutcracker” Amazes Audience at Logan University

The cast and crew of Dance Experience Performing Arts Studio delivered a beautiful annual rendition of The Nutcracker at Logan University. For each ticket purchased, a portion was donated, with $2,400 worth of free tickets given to Friends of Kids with Cancer. The dance studio has been doing this since 2014. Photography by Katie Strzelec, Sharon Potts and Augusta McGowan

Modeling True Acceptance, Forgiveness and Love

Marquette High School graduate Grace Strobel was born with an extra DNA chromosome carried by those with Down syndrome, yet she passionately proclaims the disorder does not define who she is. You see, Grace was born with another extra: the gift to be present in each moment to share kindness and authentically recognize others' needs to be accepted for who they are. 

Follow Your HeART…

Did you know there are at least six places to admire outdoor artwork in Chesterfield? From traditional to contemporary, there are many artistic styles to take in!

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

With the holiday hustle and bustle behind us and as we seek to make 2019 the best year yet, we’re going to take a more low-key approach for our dinner and a movie date night this month, starting with a visit to the Hi-Pointe Drive-In.

Seeking Personalized Family Care Plans?

Tracy Echeniquè, Comfort Keepers of St. Louis general manager, knows exactly the deep-rooted decisions people face about senior care and adults needing daily assistance. Their company's team excels in providing caring, in-home care and even vows to do so through a Ten Point Promise. Following are their book recommendations for those seeking additional ideas.

Bring on the New Year

January marks the beginning of not only a new calendar year but also the opportunity for setting personal goals. Perhaps you’ve resolved to exercise more regularly, take up a new hobby or volunteer at the local charity. Whatever your goals may be, we hope the people, places, practices and opportunities in this issue will inspire you … Continued

Signature Orthopedics Specialists Share Advice to Address Injuries

Signature Orthopedics recently partnered with SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital and the Arthritis Foundation to offer a free community event about overcoming fitness-related injuries. Orthopedic physicians Dr. Scott Zehnder and Dr. Vince Lai specifically addressed knee and shoulder issues as the most commonly affected body parts affected by high-impact workouts or interval training programs. 

January 2019 Around Town

Chesterfield Updates City’s ADA Compliances An updated plan to meet requirements of the federal Americans With Disabilities Act was approved by Chesterfield city councilmembers. Updates include a detailed self-evaluation and prioritization program for pedestrian facilities and sidewalks. Chesterfield’s original ADA document, which was approved in 2012, reflected generic details to match federal compliance elements.  Curb ramps and … Continued

Marquette Theater Company Presented “Into the Woods”

What happens after Happily Ever After, after all? Chesterfield's Marquette High School Theatre Company students recently explained in this beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, through a parade of familiar folktale figures finding their way Into the Woods and trying to get home before dark. They earned rave reviews, and the set was incredible! Photos by Sue Lesch Photography

19th Annual Chesterfield Turkey Trot

To "Beat The Butterball," 2,953 total Chesterfield residents again participated in the 19th annual Chesterfield Turkey Trot. This 5K run, with 2,693 runners, encompassed a 3.1-mile loop course from Chesterfield Parkway and around Chesterfield Mall. The 1K kids' fun run, with 260 participants, was a 0.62-mile loop course around Veterans Place Drive. Photos by Courtney O'Donnell

‘The Thread’ Bears ThreadHeads

Self-proclaimed ThreadHeads especially noticed a beloved member of the St. Louis Fox 2 television family is baaaAAAAaaack!! Tim Ezell returned to news television last fall as a feature reporter weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m. Prior to that, viewers have followed him on his unique faith-based television show about his grassroots movement to thread together communities and cross-denominational churches, arm-in-arm. 

Local Lifesavers

As everyone looks forward to creating healthy habits at the start of a new year, many people seek out the best health care programs and professionals they can find. For those particularly interested in experts who take extra care in dealing with patients and who spend time perfecting their portions of the health care industry, consider the following handful of specialists showcased…

Coast into Wellness

An abundant 10,000 square feet of spa bliss awaits guests in Destin, Fla., within an exquisite coastal resort.

Health Cocktails

For all “newBe-s” to the state-of-the-art dripBar health supplementations at skinBe Med Spa in Chesterfield, take a look at how these intravenous nutritional therapy cocktail drips can propel a new year of better well-being. For starters, skinBe clients say they experience more energy, better moods, improved sleep, less anxious feelings, quicker muscle recovery and increased immunity.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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

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…

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.

(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.

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!

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.

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