Flat Out Fridays

Get ready to stomp divots at brand-new, nearby polo events. Exciting, first-ever Flat Out Fridays social polo matches were held during June at the newly opened Southern Spring Farms Polo Club in Eureka. Located at 2550 Highway FF, the club's spectator capacity is 2,000. 
Photos by Julie Brown Patton.

Lifelight Youth Theater Presented Suessical

Lifelight Youth Theatre presented "Seussical Jr." June 1-3 at Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive in Chesterfield. 
Pre-show events included a Seussical carnival in the lobby and reception with local restaurants that Friday. Straight from Broadway, 
this musical was one of LifeLight’s biggest shows ever. Photos by Angel Stahr.

If You Can Read This, 
Thank a Teacher

With the celebration of local men in June and adventures in July, this summer already has been quite an eventful one. We had so much fun, it’s hard to believe it’s almost time for it to end. But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school out forever). And,…


A "TRY-atholon" held June 17 perfectly encouraged kids ages 3 to 6 years to get active outdoors. Attendees brought their own bikes and helmets for a bike/run/swim competition at Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. The swimming portion included an inflatable slide with a splash pool. Photos by Lisa Bobrzynski.

August 2017 Around Town

Dine and donate to a wonderful cause on August 24 during Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s “Celebrity Waiters Night 2017.” At West County Center, three restaurants, BRAVO!, J. Gilbert’s, & McCormick & Schmick’s, are taking reservations for the annual campaign. All proceeds received in special red envelopes that night from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. will benefit the organization’s mission of…

Local Music Venues

Calculating the true benefit of live music within a community is somewhat like trying to place a value on spirituality. Music simply taps into certain creative parts of humans that need to be awakened once in a while, jolting us to live in the moment. After all, U2's globally revered lead singer Bono believes "music can change the world because…

Attributes of Today’s Effective Teachers

"A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in pupils," proclaimed author and educator Ever Garrison. During annual back-to-school periods, memories surface of how those teacher-inspired compasses and magnets still guide adulthood decisions. But, given today's complex U.S. educational environment, what attributes do "good" teachers embody according to societal norms? And, what trends and…

Step Into the Soulful Music World of Local Live Artist Ted McCready

Professional entertainer Theodore "Ted" McCready first discovered music while shadowing his band music director father, singing in the church choir with his mother and strumming his first guitar chords during lessons from a school nun. Starting with playing piano at age 5, he picked up music naturally. The St. Louis native is now known as one of the best performers…


To celebrate the end of summer, why not hop aboard a train to relax and discover the fun of other Missouri cities wholly connected by the same whistles and wonder? Tuck away electronic devices and gaze at superb Show-Me sights, second by second, clack by clack. There's comfort in the rhythm of a train. It keeps stretching, and so does…

Prevalence of Prediabetes and your Power to Prevent It 

You may consider yourself lucky if you’re not among the 9 percent of Americans who have diabetes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you are in the clear. An estimated 1 in 3 people have prediabetes. Health efforts have often focused on preventing diabetes, but we now know that even being prediabetic—a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than…

Back-to-School Fashion

Back-to-school season is a smart time to buy staple clothing and accessories that integrate effortlessly into existing wardrobes. However, it's also a time that some kids stress about exactly the right looks and outfits to have. Consider the following current fashion tips and trends before heading to school.

Lunch Box SOS

How many times have we stood in our kitchens the night before, or the morning of school for our children, silently pleading with ourselves to come up with a lunch that's both healthy AND creative? For those who would like their children to be delighted when opening DIY school lunches, read on!

Innovative Realty Team Opens in the Valley

One of the region's highest-selling realtor teams, the Kathy Helbig Group, opened the newest realty boutique firm in Chesterfield Valley at 703 Long Road Crossing Drive, Suite 5. Called Experience Realty Partners, the group specializes in residential buyers and sellers, applying personal approaches and innovative marketing techniques.

Star Wars Themed Bicycle Charity Spin

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals hosted a Star Wars-themed bicycle charity spin on May 4 at CycleBar Chesterfield to benefit humanitarian and aviation nonprofit Wings of Hope. Since 1962, Wings of Hope's pilots have delivered food, medicine and resources to the world's poorest citizens, flying out of Chesterfield. Photos by Lauren Schultz.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Dive into the pages of any good adventure book—or into the screen of a movie at the local theater—and you’ll quickly be immersed in captivating stories. You’ll be pulled into worlds of wizards fighting dark magic, pirates trying to seize control of ghost ships, a quest for revenge on a whale, a 1,100-mile hike for self-discovery and healing, the visit…

Ranch Home Ready!

A fabulous atrium ranch home in pristine condition is waiting for someone to select it pronto at 1054 Keystone Trail Drive in Chesterfield because it's exceptional and move-in ready! It's easy to adore this house starting from the outside, given its professional landscaping on a half-acre lot, incredible decks, corner pergola and lovely lower patio. The yard is already outfitted…

2017 National School District of Character

Parkway was named a 2017 National School District of Character, making it one of only four U.S. school districts honored with this recognition. Selection criteria is based on 11 principles of effective character education that reflect academic achievement, student behavior, school climate and community engagement. Photos courtesy of Parkway School District.

Starry Night

ummer nights sweep in clear skies that beckon stargazers of all ages. Finding a truly dark spot from which to view the cosmos is essential, and there are a couple of Chesterfield locations that fit the bill. Because it can take 40 to 60 minutes for human eyes to fully adapt to seeing in the dark, plan starry outings accordingly.…

July 2017 Around Town

The city of Chesterfield recently received the highest ranking for the 2017 Best Cities for Seniors to Retire within the United States. The designation is based on analyses of 1,662 U.S. cities and towns by consumer data company GoodCall.

With Just One Twist, You Could Have A Torn Meniscus

For those who have torn their meniscus, the telltale signs can present themselves in multiple forms: a popping sensation, swelling or stiffness, pain when twisting, bending or rotating the knee, difficulty straightening the knee, a sensation of the knee "giving way" or feeling as if the knee is "locked" in place.

Fly High in Chesterfield

Brave enough to swing from a trapeze? It's possible to do so in Chesterfield from 25 feet in the air at TrapezeSTL. Circus Harmony, a nonprofit organization that uses circus arts to motivate social change, opened St. Louis’ only Flying Trapeze Center this May for its second season at the Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road. Anyone who is…

Welcome Your New Publishers of Chesterfield Lifestyle

Because Chesterfield provides such an abundance of neighborhood opportunities and events spanning so many interests, it's easy to see why its citizens care deeply about the area and enjoy it so much. The two new publishers of Chesterfield Lifestyle are equally passionate about this community.

Summer Bucket List

Because July has 31 days, following are 31 Chesterfield-centric activities to explore for the month, or fit in over the rest of summer.

We Scream for Ice Cream

Delighting in ice cream flavors of cool mint, brownie batter, blackberry tart, blueberry sorbet, caramel fudge éclair, pistachio and yellow cake is a surefire sign it's truly summertime! Whether one gravitates to regular, nonfat, low-fat, no sugar added or low carb for ice cream, frozen yogurts, sorbets or smoothies, delectable options exist in and near Chesterfield.

A Great Month to be a Guy

As June arrives, we realize we’ve nearly made it through half the year—and wonder how that could be possible! It feels like just yesterday we were thinking about New Year’s resolutions and Valentine’s Day gifts. Now, we’re planning for summer—long days and warm nights, grilling, pools and everything else the year’s middle months bring along.

Aunt Dru’s Old Fashioned Banana Bread with a Twist

One of the smells that remind me of my home is my Aunt Dru's banana bread. I make this when I want to bring back memories of my childhood, and I am sure it will for you as well.

Driving Forces

Graham Hill is the driving force behind the St. Louis Motorcars sales team. Born in 1962 in England, Graham moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1985. His first job in the American car business was with The Steering Wheel, a Maserati dealer on Sunrise Boulevard. In 1987, he answered a job advertisement and joined Bentley and Rolls-Royce Motorcars in Fort…

Choose Your Brew

Mix-and-Match the Perfect Six Pack for Summer

do it yourself

We're in love with Ben Uyeda, creative director/genius of #HomeMadeModern. He has an entire website (HomeMade-Modern.com) full of modern design projects that don't break the bank. Here's one of our favorite, a simple stool. Perfect for any room in the house, durable and affordable. Music to our ears.

What You Need to Know About Concussions

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury often caused by impact to the head, neck or face. The injury is often caused by shaking or jarring of the brain inside the skull or from a force transmitted to the head from contact elsewhere on the body. Sports injuries are often associated with concussions. However, they can also occur after…

The Taste of Summer

Photography by Carly Ciardullo Watermelon Margaritas Makes: a pitcher of 6-8 drinks ingredients:  1 cup tequila 1/4 cup cointreau 2.5 cups of cubed seedless watermelon 3 cups limeaid 1 cup club soda juice of 2 limes garnishes: fresh jalapeno slices salt & sugar (equal parts) mixed for the rim lime wedge Place the watermelon into … Continued

Gadgets Geared For Guys!

Whether shopping for Father's Day or another special occasion, it's rewarding to hand-pick items that are as unique as your relationships with the men in your life. Here is a variety of gift recommendations for new or interesting gadgets. Because what guy doesn't enjoy a fun thingamabob?

A Cut Above For Men’s Hairstyles and Grooming

Quality products formulated to address guys’ unique hair care needs and lifestyles are readily available in Chesterfield. Products can be secured to combat thinning hair or dry scalps, in addition to taming unruly curls. American Crew, for example, offers grooming creams, defining pastes, molding clays, liquid wax, boost powders, styling gels, super glue and grooming sprays. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree…

What Mom Really Wants For Mother’s Day

Identifying new and creative ideas for Mother's Day gifts is increasingly more challenging for women who basically already have "everything." However, the Chesterfield Lifestyle Magazine team wants to help readers impress and dazzle their moms, grandmothers or sisters with something thoughtful and memorable, so we reached out to several local business owners to get their suggestions for great gift ideas.…

Here’s to Strong Women

Washington Irving, the 19th-century American author known for stories such as Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow once wrote: “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us,…

May 2017 Around Town

St. Louis-based Gershman Mortgage has moved their headquarters from Clayton to 16253 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 400 in Chesterfield. The phone numbers 314.889.0600 and 1.800.GERSHMAN (437.7462) are the same.

Recent Performance at STAGES

The older, talented teen performance group, Triple Threats TEENS, recently put on the Midwestern premiere of The Theory of Relativity. They were the first student group in the United States to perform the show.

Something Different for Mom this Mother’s Day

This year gather local ingredients and cook for mom!

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

It’s always a great time to plan a girls’ getaway with your sisters, friends, co-workers or neighbors. Every girl needs time away with her besties, so we’ve made our list of top girlfriend getaways perfect for a summer or fall vacation.

Custom Built Luxurious Home

Picturesque and private best describes this custom-built dream home featuring a grand pillared entrance with phenomenal views. This scenic 3-acre estate is adjoined by 13 private acres. This is a custom-built 1 1/2 story with 6,440 square feet of luxury living area and a four-plus car and side entry finished garage highlighted with aggregate patios. The fabulous custom outdoor fireplace…

Are Irregular Heartbeats Normal?

Did you know that every heart has an electrical system? It sends electrical signals that tell the different parts of the heart muscle when it is time to activate, like a conductor of an orchestra. Palpitation is the term we use to describe awareness or sensation of the beating of their heart. This sensation can last seconds, minutes, hours or…

Délicieux Dining in Chesterfield

Permeating from the satisfying haven of French cuisine and wines, local food enthusiasts of all levels can secure a palate-expanding experience at Balaban's bistro in Chesterfield. Because Balaban's specializes in personalized gatherings, diners can savor traditional café favorites or innovative dishes, whether for a leisurely meal, intimate dinner, casual brunch or special event. Another endearing feature about Balaban's is that…

Bee Happy in Chesterfield

Buzzing at Chesterfield Valley's edge are busy, winged insects communicating with each other in 10,000 ways, according to their personal apiculturist. Joe and Joanna Duever's bees, within their approximately 40 hives, also produce plenty of honey to sell from the couple's doorstep.

A Community Resolution

The beginning of any year brings a lot of new things. A new start, a new outlook and, of course, a New Year's resolution...or several. Some of the most common resolutions include resolving to eat healthier, to get to the gym more and, overall, a goal for better physical fitness.

First Annual Turkey Trot

Many Chesterfield residents took part in the annual Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning. Featured were a 5K run and a 1K kids fun run along a 3.1-mile loop course that followed Chesterfield Parkway around Chesterfield Mall.

Chesterfield Business Association – Monthly Happy Hour

Chesterfield Business Association, a networking group for professionals living and working in Chesterfield, held its monthly happy hour on November 29. The evening was sponsored by Weber's Front Row in Chesterfield Towne Centre. 
For information regarding CBA, email ChesBizAssoc@gmail.com.

Glenn Borgard 
Gives Back to the Community

“I can’t say no” is Glenn Borgard’s simple explanation of why he’s so busy volunteering in Chesterfield. “I got involved in boy scouting as a kid, and it has three aims – the outdoors, physical fitness and citizenship,” said Borgard, who turned 84 on Dec. 17.

Stay on Track

We all know how New Year’s Resolutions go. Come January 1, we’re all about it. We’re eating healthy, joining the mass quantities of gym-goers everyday after work and convince ourselves we’ll finally stick with it this time. As the months go by, it gets harder and harder to stay motivated, but this health and fitness gear is so cool you…

January 2017 Trend Setter

Tis the season of merry and bliss. We wine and dine during the month of December with reckless abandon and then make a laundry list of resolutions to start the new year. We vow to watch our spending, cut our carbs, eat more veggies, drink less alcohol, join a gym, go to that gym and exercise 4-5 times a week.…

January 2017 Around Town

Lydia Seibert, chairman of the local oversight board that administers the Friendship Village retirement communities, promoted Ryan McHugh to administrator of the FVC assisted living and skilled nursing units. McHugh comes to FVC from Friendship Village Sunset Hills Fountain View where he managed the assistant living and memory care community from 2015 until this promotion. He presents a substantive history…