Stéphane Denève

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s new music director-designate, Stéphane Denève, arrived in the Gateway City to open the symphony's new season in September. As the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s 13th music director, he's leading the second-oldest orchestra in the United States. It's been more than a decade since a change in the group's directorship occurred.

Holiday Trip to New York

It seems like it's always "showtime" in New York City. And one local theatrical enthusiast enjoys leading visitors there to show off The City That Never Sleeps, especially during the December holiday season. 

Seniors, Family Feel at Home in Wildwood

As difficult as it is to witness, parents do get older. And there may be a time when you have to consider an assisted living, or a memory care facility. With such a difficult transition, for both parents and adult children, one property is doing its best to make this life change as seamless as possible.

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

With the holiday season upon us and families coming together from both near and far, what better way to take a break from all the shopping, gift wrapping and constant cooking before Santa arrives, than to enjoy a night out with Dinner + a Movie! And whether a night out is just the two you, or with the whole family in tow, there is a “happening…

The Life of a Hometown Hero

When most people hear the name Albert Pujols, several things come to mind. He is one of Major League Baseball’s greatest players; he led the Cardinals to two World Series championships; he signed the world’s 10th-largest sports contract ($240 million) with the Los Angeles Angels before the 2012 season, leaving the St Louis Cardinals after 11 successful seasons. But according to…

Autumn Adventures

For years when a bit of a different twist is desired for November festivities, a number of interesting "Show-Me" destinations await. Consider exploring how various pockets of Missourians honor and celebrate this holiday season. 

A Special Relationship Takes Flight

Surrounding the recent Spirit of St. Louis Air Show and STEM Expo in Chesterfield, Her Majesty’s Government and Her Majesty’s Armed Forces spent significant time investing in building economic, diplomatic and military connections on the ground and in the sky.

Adapted Homes for Heroes

Specially adapted, one-of-a-kind smart homes to be constructed for two, regional catastrophically injured policemen were announced Sept. 11 at TAC Air in Chesterfield. The homes are made possible by actor/humanitarian Gary Sinise’s (“Lieutenant Dan” from the 1994 hit movie Forrest Gump) foundation and his Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment (RISE) program.

Worth the Trip to Cottleville

Chef Carl McConnell and his wife, Nancy, searched for many years to find the perfect location to open their intimate, fine-dining restaurant. Nestled in the heart of historic Cottleville, Stone Soup Cottage took root in 2009, and Carl and Nancy opened their doors, set their tables and welcomed their diners into a unique culinary world to explore—one that changes every 30…

Mentoring for Independence

Imagine finishing high school with high hopes of success but being completely on one's own at age 18 without the support of parents or a family to provide guidance toward achieving future goals.

Brunch + a Matinee = a Day Date!

We are switching it up in the month of October, as with the chillier weather heading our way, maybe we should venture out to enjoy Brunch + a Matinne = a Day Date!

Living Large with Lamborghini

There's no doubt about it—when a Lamborghini sails by, heads turn.

Flying in Fine Fashion

Flying in style at Jet Linx Aviation reflects phenomenal client service, comfort and safety—all as a matter, of course. Style there equals dependable, trustworthy attention to details.

September Street Styles

 #1 Casual Day  Pair the skirt with a comfy T-shirt and sneakers for running errands or hanging out with the kids!  Leopard skirt, Paperdolls Boutique T-shirt, Kindred Boutique Sneakers, H&M Sunglasses and bag, Target

The Stylish, Vibrant Destination

The Streets of St. Charles contemporary, multi-use development has been embraced and enjoyed by guests who seek to dine, shop and be entertained—as well as those who wish to live and work in a fashionable place with many possibilities. It's truly a fun destination, no matter how long the stay. 

Chesterfield Family Dentistry

"Most people develop dental phobias when they're young, and those fears follow them throughout their lives. So we try to make those first set of visits as welcoming and relaxing as we can."

A Horse Lover’s Paradise

A gorgeous, 7-acre, park-like equestrian property is now available to purchase. A driveway lined with splendid southern magnolia trees awaits. The house is a French-style country estate home surrounded by mature trees and level pastures, located directly across from Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park. It includes six bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms within its 5,490 square feet. This unique, all-brick home and property…

Blues Fan Bleeds Blue Money

One local hockey fan has a good luck 7-month-old pup, Gracie. She's certainly proven her worth with the against-the-odds prosperous fortune she's brought him!

Best of the Best Play and Fitness Equipment

Dream Play Recreation products fulfill children's actual dreams—and give parents peace of mind with safety.

Local Executive Helps Underprivileged Children

Donn Sorensen wants to make sure that children born into poverty have the same chances in life as do their more affluent classmates.

Staycationing this Summer

With vacation season ramping up, Chesterfield Lifestyle magazine suggests saving yourself some travel time and making a plan to visit some of the spectacular vacation destinations located right here in St. Louis—all within a 30-minute drive from Chesterfield!

Getting on the Greens

Where can you find your hole-in-one this summer? Perhaps at one of these stunning golf courses nearby!

Road Trip Closer to Home

For those times when a road trip is calling but a whole lot of time isn't available, consider heading to the nearby Missouri communities of Defiance and Cottleville for a trifecta of exceptional experiences. They're only about a 25-minute drive from Chesterfield.

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

With summer in full swing, it’s time to take a little time off during the week so that you can enjoy a special day with your significant other. Venture to Wentzville for some of the best barbecue this side of Kansas City and head to a fabulous theater that seems to be sitting “on top of the world” just a few moments away to catch…

Summer Splishing and Splashing

Both kids and adults enjoy water parks for a variety of reasons!

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."

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.

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…

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. 

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.

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

Healthy Smoothie Truck

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

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.

New Chesterfield Home Community to Become Available in April

A new master-planned development of luxury single-family homes, with exceptional amenities for healthy lifestyles and a grand sense of community, is now available in a prime area of Chesterfield.  

Time for a Home Color and Personality Transformation?

When Kris Keller, founder and director of Design Source, discovered Pantone's 2019 color of the year was "living coral," she was very enthused; coral happens to be one of the favorite accent hues she's intentionally used in her own home!

Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe

Chesterfield-based Experience Realty Partners Owner/CEO Kathy Helbig-Strick has perfected a white chicken chili recipe over several years' time, and she was kind to share it with Chesterfield Lifestyle. 

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.

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!

‘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.

2018 Gift Guide

Looking for memorable holiday gifts to give this season? Take a look at the following suggestions from local retailers. 

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.