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,…

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.  

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

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.  

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 AutumnFairyDesigns.com. 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.

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

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…

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."

Dinner + A Movie Star

Dwayne Johnson hits the big screen again this month in the action-packed thriller "Rampage." 

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? 

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.

Eco Chic

Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet.

Peak Season Veggies Locally Grown

Rain or shine, the dedicated team of Tony White Enterprises & Family Farms in Chesterfield literally transformed tomatoes for St. Louis metro restaurants by delivering the just-right flavor of summer year-round. Consequently, regional diners whisper a hearty thanks with every tasty bite that is as juicy as it is beautiful, especially during winter months.

Asparagus Almondine

A long and proud farming tradition in Missouri means eating can be mighty fine. Come April, asparagus is one of the new spring vegetables to crop up, so there should be plenty of this fresh perennial plant to pick up at the Schnucks Chesterfield store off of Kehrs Mill for recipe experimentation.

Artist Furnishes Recyclable Items with New Lives

Some people gaze at outgrown or tattered sports equipment, wishing there was something productive to do with it. St. Louis artist Lindsay Wanner took action when she pondered the same concept.

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is one of the first plug-in hybrids produced by the German brand. It features a more powerful electric motor and a larger lithium-ion battery. Total output was increased to 416 horsepower. In EV-only mode, the Cayenne E-Hybrid can travel 14 miles on a single charge, using no gas for those whose daily commutes are of that…

Home Is Where the Heart Is

 The concept of home is different for everyone.  For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were—or still are—filled with baby snuggles, bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. The place where the smell of bacon and pancakes fills the air on Sunday mornings, "do your homework before you go outside" is a daily mantra and…

Chesterfield Lifestyle Readers’ Choice 2017 Celebration

Chesterfield Lifestyle Readers' Choice 2017 winners were celebrated on February 7. Hosted at a Lombardo Home display by publishers Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery, attendees enjoyed wine tasting, hors d'oeuvers, desserts, music and caricatures. Winners, representing 40 categories, were voted on by readers. Photography by Emily Rose Studios.

Chesterfield Scavenger Hunt

Where in the world were these diverse, local sights spotted in Chesterfield? Can you identify them all? Have you seen them recently? Photography by Julie Brown Patton. 

March 2018 Around Town

After evaluating a sample of 86 Missouri cities regarding the four key dimensions of family life and fun; education, health and safety; affordability; and socio-economics, WalletHub’s analysts recently ranked Chesterfield as the fifth best city in the state for raising families.

Springtime Organization

As we march out of the winter, many people get that sudden urge to organize. It's like, once we see little wrens gathering nesting materials, we too focus on our own nests: our homes.

Infuse the Art of Fine Living

Transforming bookcases and wall shelves into stunning displays can come from accentuating collections, hobbies, artwork, functional accessories or treasured tchotchkes. Whether your style is contemporary, traditional or eclectic, the Mary Tuttles team at 17021 Baxter Road in Chesterfield can help locate perfect home decor touches, such as the eight items spotlighted here.

Staging a Home Helps More than Curb Appeal

Before placing a house on the market, a little staging can go a long way toward dramatically increasing its appeal to a broader base of potential homebuyers.

Hometown Dishes

The wide-ranging menu of Bishop's Post, 16125 Chesterfield Parkway W., 
is stocked with traditional cuisine that people crave, including steaks, pasta and comfort classics, such as fried chicken, meatloaf and three types of macaroni and cheese. However, the menu offerings also include seafood and fish dishes with contemporary and boldly defined flavors.

From Sailboats to Libraries

Jeff Carapella, the man anchoring Custom Woodwork at 16814 Hickory Crest Drive in Wildwood, always loved the beauty of wooden sailboats and wanted to build them.

Dinner and a Movie Star

Think about it—how many people have generated as much positive energy and change across the mainstream of our lives than Oprah Winfrey? Even when she decided to leave her award-winning talk show after 25 years to start OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, few people questioned her drive, perseverance and tenacity to continue to touch the lives of those around her on…

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House’s Fairy Gardening Session

The annual Fairy Gardening session at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park in Chesterfield produced fun results! Basics of miniature gardening, plant selection and creative containers were shared, and fairy furniture was on hand. Photography by Sundos Schneider, courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden.

The Maker Movement

When you think of the word “maker,” what comes to mind?

Frisella Nursery Open House

Frisella Nursery in Defiance hosted an annual holiday open house. Children made 
ornaments, while adults participated in a planter design workshop hosted by floral 
designer Marian Benenati. The event featured music by jazz pianist Bob Pickering and Childbloom Guitar Ensemble while guests enjoyed goodies from the nursery's Caffè Angelina. Photography courtesy of Frisella Nursery.

February 2018 Around Town

Chesterfield residents Susan and Bob Snyder transformed into a wonderful "Mr. and Mrs. Santa Paws" for two full days to encourage and pose with working canines who participate in the touch therapy, service dogs and courthouse facility programs of St. Louis-headquartered Support Dogs Inc. The Snyders modeled with a variety of dog breeds, ranging from 3-pound Yorkies to 174-pound mastiffs. Additional…

Meet Three Local Chocolate Makers

Chocolate and Valentine's Day go hand in hand. But have you ever thought about what you'd do if you had access to scrumptious chocolate 365 days a year? Three area chocolatiers face this happy dilemma every day.

Best Way to Get Preapproved for Home Mortgage Loans

As spring nears, more people become eager to purchase new homes. But along with the excitement of new homeownership typically comes the anxiety of getting a mortgage. Steve Strick, CEO of The Strick Group Powered by Gershman Mortgage at 16253 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield, says he and his staff can help eliminate the guesswork of getting preapproved for such…

Best of Chesterfield

McArthur's Bakery Cafe
Four locations: 13700 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63017; 158 Long Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005; 3055 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63125; 210 N. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122

Dinner and a Movie Star

St. Louis has created many an artist in its last 150+ years, but few as renowned for roles in both television and film as the Mad Man himself, Jon Hamm.

Diet by Color

In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is. 

A New Year’s Change

Welcome to 2018. If you’re flipping through these pages and are wondering whether you’re in the right place, you are! With 12 fresh months at our feet, we’ve opted for a new year of renewal, reflection and change here at Chesterfield Lifestyle.

Chesterfield Holds 21st America Recycles Day

Clearing out for a new year meant Chesterfield's 21st America Recycles Day was another big success. Hosted by volunteers of the Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment, hundreds of participants drove through the collection stations at Central Park this fall. Photography by Julie Brown Patton.

Stone Soup Galleries

Gifts, workshops, artists' receptions and original art parties can be experienced at Stone Soup Galleries, a coalition of regional artists at 263 Chesterfield Mall. Owned by jewelry artist Cory Lawson, the store reflects painters, ceramicists and photographers as well as glass and fabric artists. Photography courtesy of Stone Soup Galleries.

January 2018 Around Town

Chesterfield residents Bernice Thompson, 81, Hellen Carpenter, 81, and Dr. Will Carpenter, 85, were honored at the 15th annual Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans Gala sponsored by St. Andrews Resources for Seniors System.

Four Ways to Get Fit in 2018

Listed at the top of some New Year's resolutions are innovative workout concepts to mix up traditional training methods while still getting results and making fitness fun again. Options to consider include strength training, drumsticks as exercise tools, ropes and high-intensity interval options.

Dinner and A Movie Star

My professional acting career started when I landed the role of Leslie on "Smart Guy." Then, in 2001, I got my break in movies playing Yvette in "Baby Boy." 

Sym•Bowl’s Scrumptious Grain-Free Cookies

Thanks to Gregory Owens, chef and co-owner of Sym•Bowl eatery at 137 Chesterfield Town Center, for creating and sharing the following healthy cookie recipe. Along with co-owner Becky Schoenig, their three restaurants are known for locally sourced, fast-casual menu options that include paleo, gluten-free, autoimmune, vegan and vegetarian options.

Yoga to the Rescue!

Jennifer Hojnacki leads Valley Yoga, which she says has the most beginner-friendly yoga sessions in Chesterfield. Indeed, she and instructors at Valley Yoga specialize in gentle yoga and offer classes that benefit every body type, regardless of age, fitness level, size, flexibility or limitation. They provide yoga classes, private lessons and workshops, as well as a new student special rate.

New Year, New Looks

I tching to incorporate new decor or new colors into your home for the new year?

What’s Your Temptation?

There's always one constant that remains true about being a personal trainer: We're onstage at all times. Whether it's our physical appearance, attitude, knowledge or experience, we're rarely given the benefit of the doubt, which is rightfully so, given our profession aims largely around living a healthy lifestyle ourselves and helping others achieve that same goal. It goes back to…

The Missouri Immigrant Experience:  Faces & Places

Visit “The Missouri Immigrant Experience:  Faces & Places,” a new art exhibit in the Chesterfield City Hall lobby, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), until December 30. It's a collaboration with “Liberta: Sculpture Series” from Fine Art Ltd. and the Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates. Photography by Julie Brown Patton.