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."

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

Let’s visit a place with an ambiance and cuisine that the man in your life is going to love—so much so that you might even convince him to take you on a little shopping spree too while you’re there!

OK, Gentlemen

You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine.   Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16—and there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this month. With … Continued

Jim Mills Tribute

One of Jim Mills' passions in life was cars, topped only by his family.

Chesterfield Lifestyle Advertisers Go on Air

Publishers Kelley Lamm Montgomery and Gordon Montgomery also host a live radio program on Saturday mornings on 590 AM The Fan called She Said He Said. Listeners are entertained, enlightened and educated with special guests, conversation, opposing views, expert advice and humor. Some of the guests come from companies familiar to Chesterfield Lifestyle readers.  

June 2019 Around Town

Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival Set for June 15 Called the Midwest’s finest outdoor jazz festival, the Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival at Chesterfield Amphitheater showcases the best in contemporary, straight-ahead and fusion jazz. Grammy Award-winning drummer and bandleader Dave Weckl returns home to St. Louis at this event with his all-star band, including keyboardist Jay … Continued

Lamm-Montgomery Wedding

Congratulations to Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery, co-publishers of Chesterfield Lifestyle, who also chose each other as life's co-partners during their April wedding. They send their utmost thanks to Asher Benrubi for officiating, Elegant Events by MJ, Vito's in the Valley and Good News Brewing Company. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALI RAFIQ FOR EMILY ROSE STUDIOS  

Trendy Cuts for Men

The Styles You Want + How to Get Them The Fade + Hard Part HAIR TYPE Straight + Short WHAT IT IS There are many different types of fades, but ultimately a fade haircut is one that tapers in length the further down you go on the back and sides, meaning it isn’t trimmed to just one … Continued

Run. Walk. BREATHE 2019

The 10th annual Run. Walk. BREATHE. fundraiser, as hosted by the Lung Cancer Connection at Chesterfield Amphitheater, included Fredbird, music, a photo booth, clowns and snacks. Every contributed dollar supports St. Louis' lung cancer community and educates the public about the fight against lung cancer. The nonprofit was established in 2009. LungCancerConnection.org PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF LUNG CANCER CONNECTION TEAMS.

Men Put Skin in the Game

Men are tapping into noninvasive health and cosmetic treatments in record numbers. Beth Donaldson, founder and CEO of skinBe Med Spa in Chesterfield, stands completely ready with her team to assist astute guys through her state-of-the-art dripBar health supplementations.

Stephen Sparrow is On a Mission

When transplanted Englishman and entrepreneur Stephen Sparrow took a trip to the Himalayas and learned there were less than 7,000 snow leopards left in existence, his innate sense of philanthropism began to stir.

Fresh Rx: Nourishing Healthy Starts

Operation Food Search recently launched a new pilot program to provide mothers-to-be with weekly food deliveries to nourish both the mothers and their unborn babies. Each day, teams for this St. Louis-based nonprofit focus on ending hunger in the metropolitan area. 

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, why not treat Mom to a getaway she won’t soon forget?

Weavings Grief Retreat

Mother's Day can be a deeply painful observation for those who mourn the passing of their children. Resulting emotions can cause gripping, enduring sorrow that lasts a lifetime. However, healing touches of empathy are coming this fall through a special event from people and professionals who want to help those moms observe their "forever motherhood." 

Embrace Your Beauty

American actress, comedian, screenwriter and singer Rosalind Russell proclaimed that "taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic." That concept was more than verified through a group of 10 women nominated to adorn this month's cover of Chesterfield Lifestyle for the edition annually devoted to ladies. In fact, Rosalind's claim was actually amplified through the energy, ideas, zest and wisdom shared among…

Mother’s Day Delectable Dessert

When asked for recommendations regarding what special Mother's Day dessert they most like to prepare, Stonecrest Senior Living's Culinary Director Jason Goza and Pastry/Sous Chef Matt Wright shared one of their decadently delicious recipes for a special type of chocolate cake. Thanks to Jason and Matt's generosity, we, too, can delight in it this month—complete with ganache!

I’ve Got the Month of May!

Every year when May makes its welcomed return to our calendars, we can’t help but sing the line from The Temptations’ “My Girl” that goes, “When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.”    This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the … Continued

‘Envision Chesterfield’ Process Underway

Chesterfield's existing Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2009 to detail the city's long-term vision, goals and next steps. Such plans guide development in organized, efficient and sustainable manners, and an update process is underway. Part of residents' feedback was captured through an art contest of photos or sketches, with these submissions displayed at City Hall. PHOTOS BY JULIE BROWN PATTON

May 2019 Around Town

Chesterfield’s Planapalooza Sets City Vision Residents and local business owners recently completed an intense “Planapalooza” participatory, public input process to prepare a Comprehensive Plan that will enhance Chesterfield’s future. All events were held in a seven-day presentation/hands-on workshop between March 27 and April 3. The process entailed focus group discussions, presentations, an art contest and a Planapalooza … Continued

Local Narnia Production Plays to Full House

Take 3 Christian Theater recently delivered its version of the Broadway production of Narnia at Chesterfield YMCA. The theater group was formed in 2013 to share the hope and joy of gospel messages through quality, family-friendly musical productions. PHOTOS COURTESY OF TAKE 3 CHRISTIAN THEATER 

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

Designing with Soul

When Kristine Keller discovered she was born to be a designer, she also knew her instincts would lead her down a different path from other design professionals.

A Mother’s Love

On March 1, 2018, two weeks and one day after the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed, more than 1,000 people filled the Hixson Middle School auditorium and cafeteria in Webster Groves, Missouri, making it the largest Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America meeting in the country.

Adventure Tribe Retreats

When worry-free, playful retreats to replenish the soul are just what the doctor ordered, contact Samantha and Savanna, two best friends who decided to combine their skills to launch a health-oriented business that hosts adventurous, yoga and wellness retreats regionally and around the globe. 

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

 Dinner: Prasino  From locally grown, farm-raised ingredients, to the incorporation of a seasonally changing menu, Prasino offers the freshest cuisine you'll ever experience, right in the heart of St. Charles. At Prasino’s, you will be enveloped by the contemporary and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere. Their passion for creating incredible, award-winning cuisine is evident, paired with an enticing array of artisan cocktails, local craft brews, small-batch…

Eco-Friendly Venue

For those desiring a vivacious venue destination tucked into a serene backdrop of natural rock cliffs—along with a house that can accommodate up to 20 overnight guests—Sunset Bluffs Estate can be that satisfying, authentic setting.

The Boy from Oz

Australian-born Peter Allen was a musician and entertainer known for his flamboyant stage persona and lavish costumes. His musical creativity also was embraced by other artists.

Missouri’s New Margaritaville Lake Resort

Margaritaville can be more than just a mental state now. It's an actual place, and it's not too far away!

Time to Awake from a Long Winter’s Nap!

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer.   This month at Chesterfield Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Former Chesterfield Mayor Joins Operation Food Search Board John Nations, a former Chesterfield mayor for three terms, was named to the board of directors for Operation Food Search, a nonprofit hunger relief organization for the St. Louis region. “Mr. Nations brings a wide array of strengths and diverse talent to our board,” says OFS Executive Director Kristen Wild.   Founded in … Continued

Area Friends of Rainforest Gather in Chesterfield

St. Louis-based members of the environmental conservation organization Friends of the Rainforest recently conducted a fundraiser at AR Workshop boutique in Chesterfield Town Center. Members take steps to promote a sustainable world, especially to protect, support and expand the rainforest in Costa Rica. For details about their nonprofit activities, call 314.941.1257. Photography by Melissa Hoener

STEM Fest Sparks Hands-On Science and Technology Experiences

Parkway School District's 2019 STEM Fest (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Science Fair was held March 1–2 at Southwest Middle School. Students drove a Sphero, flew drones, experienced a virtual reality world, completed design-build challenges, visited exploration stations and competed in a hack-a-thon. Photos courtesy of Parkway School District

Wings of Hope Vies for, Wins Arcus Award

Chesterfield-based Wings of Hope humanitarian aviation organization was one of the charitable groups hoping to be selected for the sixth annual Arcus Awards' Spirit Award hosted by the St. Louis Regional Chamber—and they were! The awards go to organizations demonstrating exceptional commitment to leading the St. Louis region’s authentic economic strengths and championing future progress.

Elevating Human Spirit

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring—all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” –Leo Buscaglia

Sicilian Sustenance without Plane Tickets to Italy

For made-from-scratch Sicilian meals without traveling to Italy, dash to Vito's in the Valley restaurant and pizzeria in Chesterfield. This family-owned and operated dining spot is the second of the LaFata family, who launched Vito’s Original Pizzeria & Ristorante in 1996 in mid-St. Louis. Vito's in the Valley opened Oct. 6, 2013.

Going Green

Living Sustainably in Style Article Nicolette Martin Did you know that in 2016, world plastic production totaled around 335 million metric tons, according to the Earth Day Network? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few … Continued

Healthy Smoothie Truck

Juicemasters Fresh Juice and Smoothies bar mobile truck is committed to being 99 percent organic, owner and operator Corey Logan confirms. 

Eco-Friendly Must-Haves

 1. Fontana necklace   14k gold, acetate, and brass necklace designed and handmade in Nashville | $74 | LiveFashionable.com  2. Aila nail polish

Dinner + A Movie = Date Night

 Kemoll's Chop House  After 30 years in Downtown St. Louis, Kemoll’s has moved to start anew in Westport Plaza with Kemoll’s Chop House! Featuring both chop house entrees and a few of those Italian favorites you have come to love at Kemoll’s, Kemoll’s Chop House also features an extended appetizer menu and seafood entrees that will please even the most finicky of…

Spring Urge to Purge?

With seasonal cleaning underway, it's challenging to resist the urge to scrub, scrub, scrub. Each cleaning session involves "detail cleaning," says Veronica Short, owner of Sparkle & Shine Cleaning Services. 

Home Away from Home for Dogs

There's a new local spot that's gone to the dogs, and the crew at Dogtopia of Ellisville wouldn't want it any other way! They seek to socialize, exercise, educate and even entertain canines with dogged determination every day. 

Home Sweet Home

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day, and where we keep our most prized … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

New Book: ABCs Regarding Local Miniature Horses The Tack Trunk at 133 Chesterfield Towne Center carries the new book ABCs of R&R Ranch, which is a photography-driven accounting of the miniature horse/donkey ranch established off Wildhorse Creek Road over the past couple of years. Book proceeds go toward the rescued little equines. R&R Ranch owners are pursuing some of the … Continued

Cocoon Home Consignment Holds Winter Open House

Not only did attendees of the Winter Open House at Cocoon Home Consignment & Decor & Gift Boutique in Chesterfield get to see new arrivals of furniture and home accents, but they also were treated to bakery sweets and a raffle basket. And they got some serious shopping done for unique gifts. Cocoon also hosts consignment sales.   

Oasis in Chesterfield!

St. Louis Oasis—a nonprofit dedicated to community service, lifelong learning and active living as part of successful aging—recently hosted a free open house event at the Chesterfield Jewish Community Center, 16801 Baxter Road. They offered class demonstrations, health screenings, entertainment and light refreshments. For details about other events, visit StLOasis.org. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ST. LOUIS OASIS

Tribute to Police Capt. Ed Nestor

After a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer, Chesterfield Police Department's Capt. Ed Nestor passed peacefully on Jan. 30. He was with the City of Chesterfield since the beginning of the police station in 1988. His colleagues indicate he was a leader, a voice of reason and a selfless cop who worked tirelessly to make Chesterfield a … Continued

Home Away from Home

Vacation Your Way and Book a Luxurious Vacation Rental for Your Next Getaway Photography provided by HomeAway When you’re determining where to go for your next trip, it can be difficult to decide among sights to see, food to eat and adventures to have. From wine country to the mountain state, we’ve rounded up a … Continued

Landscapers Serve All-Encompassing Role for Yards

Landscaping is one of the most popular home improvement upgrades that homeowners indicate they want to focus on in 2019. Many say staycations are desirable, so they're creating outdoor rooms with cozy furniture, exterior kitchens, lighting to extend outdoor space usage into evening hours, and speaker systems so favorite tunes can be enjoyed outside.