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.

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.

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.

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

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…

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…

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 MyHotelWeddings.com, The Black Tie Bride, Melissa Hearts…

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…

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.…

Dinner and a Movie Star

 Article and Photography Kathy Kaiser  The Crossing  The Crossing brings its farm-to-table philosophy to life with unique and satisfying creations you have to experience. Much of the freshness you will enjoy at the Crossing is sourced from local farms in both Missouri and Illinois.

What Is Your Favorite Childhood or Pet-Related Book?

 Article Julie Brown Patton  Unbridled Love of Horses  Longtime St. Louis broadcaster, TV veteran and animal lover Jennifer Blome says she's always been a bookworm. 

How ‘Bout an In-Home Massage…

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

August 2018 Around Town

New Hotel Is ‘Big on Little Things’ for Guests Chesterfield recently gained a new hotel at 11 Arnage Boulevard: Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. Louis—Chesterfield. The hotel offers 91 guest rooms, free high-speed wireless Internet access, complimentary breakfast bar daily, 24/7 business center and a meeting space, along with an indoor pool and fitness room featuring the latest … Continued

Cyclists Converge in Chesterfield for Tour de Wellness

Nearly 350 bicyclists participated in the sixth annual St. Luke’s Hospital Tour de Wellness in Chesterfield to raise awareness of dangers of sedentary lifestyles. The event offered a 54-mile champion route, 38-mile professional route, 17-mile enthusiast route and a health/wellness expo. It also raised funds to support the hospital’s health and wellness outreach programs that impact 40,000-plus people each … Continued

Celebrating Family

When you think of family, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the people you share your mornings with: the husband or wife who makes you breakfast, the toddler who wakes you up before sunrise or the drooling pup in the kitchen just itching for a full dish of food. Maybe it’s the people you share … Continued

Love for Pets

Related to the main feature within this issue, when Chesterfield Lifestyle asked for photos of pets, we wanted to include as many as we could. So, here's some extra space devoted in honor of all four-legged fur babies, two-legged pets, reptiles, birds and other animals that brighten our lives and give us so much joy!

Metamorphosis Gala Transforms Butterfly House into Roaring Twenties Fundraiser

To celebrate 20 years of success and to roar into the next 20 years, Missouri Botanical Garden teams hosted a Metamorphosis Gala at the Sophia Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield. The Roaring Twenties-themed event raised funds for the group's new Entomology Lab. Event emcees were Chesterfield Lifestyle publishers Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery. Photos by Julie Brown … Continued

A Century of The Muny

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Kristi Foster  Each year, as everyone hears the familiar "Meet Me At The Muny" jingle, there's no doubt it's time to head to Forest Park for another season of Broadway-caliber outdoor plays. This year, visiting The St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre (The Muny's official name) is even more special. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary…

Places to Go, People to See

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Courtesy of Travel Leaders Chesterfield  Marcie Boyle, owner of Travel Leaders St. Louis/Chesterfield at 17281 Chesterfield Airport Road, and her certified travel agents offer stellar service with every travel purchase.  Specializing in family vacations, destination weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways since 2012, this travel group provides complimentary local presentations about the majesty of river cruises, potential…

Wings of Hope Takes Flight from Chesterfield

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Karl Lund  A core group of humanitarian-minded pilots and flying nurse-nuns in 1959 inspired the impetus of Wings of Hope, an aviation-based nonprofit based in Chesterfield.  In 2017, WoH representatives worked in 10 countries to directly serve 45,858 people.

Dinner and a Movie Star

 Article Kathleen Kaiser  Filippo's Italian Kitchen & Bar  Nestled in the Chesterfield Valley, Filippo’s combines an old-world atmosphere with mouthwatering Sicilian cuisine and an array of wine and beverage selections that are second to none. Visit to experience a lighter fare than the location in downtown St. Louis, with exquisite selections like Veal Filippo or zesty meatballs. You can even enjoy Paul Rudd’s…

Independence Day Reflections

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Karl Lund  The Fourth of July is a time of pride for service members who love American independence so much, they defend it. We also remember those who gave their lives for that freedom, along with acknowledging groups and individuals who support military representatives and veterans.  USO of Missouri provides services and smiles to…

Playing It Safe

 Article and Photography  School’s out! St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Missouri Baptist has some safety tips for all your children's summer activities.  Missouri Baptist Medical Center has a full-size emergency room designed specifically for kids. St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides Washington University pediatricians and specially trained pediatric nurses to staff this special unit. For added convenience, you may check in…

July 2018 Around Town

St. Luke’s Hospital Completes Purchase of Des Peres Hospital Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis County was renamed St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital on May 1, 2018, with the Chesterfield-based St. Luke’s finalized purchase from Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The acquisition included the Des Peres Medical Office Building and Tenet-owned physician practices in St. Louis. The … Continued

More Muny Memories

 Article and Photography  From those on the stage to those revering the stage, The Muny has created lifelong memories for many:  Claire Logan says now that she's older, she realizes "how lucky" she was to be born in St. Louis and "blessed" to be a Muny Kid and Muny Teen, starting with "Annie" in 2009. For her, growing up with,…

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer is here. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the … Continued

Successful Walk To End Lupus Now

Lupus Foundation of America-Heartland Chapter organizers had more than 800 walkers and raised $96,000-plus in this year's 1-mile fundraising event hosted at Central Park at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The event included health education booths, food trucks, face painters, balloon artists and other entertainment. Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million Americans. Photos … Continued

Babler State Park

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography (Varies)  As a state-managed public recreation area in Wildwood, the park's 2,441 acres were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.  This park was created in memory of Edmund A. Babler, who was born on Oct. 11, 1874, in Appleton City, Mo. He graduated from Missouri Medical College, now Washington University…

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin   FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts … Continued

Local Male Movers & Shakers

 Article Julie Brown Patton  Kent Ehrhardt, KMOV Meteorologist and "Great Day Saint Louis" Co-Host  Being a St. Louis native and a KMOV Channel 4 meteorologist, Kent Ehrhardt thoroughly knows how interesting local weather gets. Throughout the year, he shares severe weather preparation tips and science fundamentals at many local schools, churches and nonprofit events.

Rethinking Cigar Experiences

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Emily Rose Studios  Premium cigars can be offered at all types of events, thanks to a husband-and-wife firefighting and emergency dispatching team who started an entrepreneurial, mobile cigar business.