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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four-legged and two-legged "party animals" enjoyed the sixth annual Barktoberfest hosted by Humane Society of Missouri volunteers at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Doggie polka and costume contests yielded prizes, along with treats. Tickets benefitted the Rescued Pet Trauma Fund. Photos courtesy of Humane Society of Missouri.
Visited Chesterfield's new Veterans Honor Park yet? November 11 would be the perfect date to observe this special spot for remembering and appreciating those in the U.S. armed forces who preserve freedom. At 631 Veterans Place Drive, it's open during regular park hours. For information or to donate, visit VHP.Chesterfield.MO.US.
RISE St. Louis Business Conference was hosted September 8 at the Institute for Health Education at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield by West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce staffers. Keynote speakers included Chris Robinson and Richard Flint. Photos courtesy of Simply Organized, St. Louis.
American Girl fans and those seeking doll-related holiday gifts were happy when Chesterfield Mall hosted an American Girl Outlet Sale from August 4-14. The sale offered significant savings on dolls, accessories and outfits. Chesterfield Mall shoppers photos by Teri Voyles.
Goodie bags, appetizers, cocktails, prizes and music infused the party hosted by the Chesterfield Lifestyle team on August 30. Advertisers, readers and supporters gathered at Bishop's Post's patio in Chesterfield for a wonderful celebration of the magazine specifically inspired by the Chesterfield community!
AR Workshop, a new paint and wine DIY studio bar opened at 135 Chesterfield Towne Center. AR Workshop offers classes, private parties and retail shopping. Owners Anna White and Sarah Jones say canvas wall hangings, custom pillows, wood-framed signs and Lazy Susans are favorite class projects. Photos courtesy of AR Workshop.
During the summer, Chesterfield residents celebrated with Parties Off the Parkway in Chesterfield's Central Park once a month on select Thursday evenings. Events consisted of food trucks, spirited beverages, yoga, live music, farmers markets and art for kids. Each month focused on a different experience. Photos courtesy of the city of Chesterfield.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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, 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.
The Yappy Howl-O-Ween Pawty was held Oct. 14 at Eberwein Park in Chesterfield. Those attending with their dogs in costume were asked to bring a small donation (toys, dog or cat food, cat litter, etc.) to support Open Door Sanctuary. Treats Unleashed provided treats and other goodies for dogs.
This event was held at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Members of the St. Louis County Police Pipe and Drum Corps, as well as 7 Bridges Band, performed. The event was presented by Hesse Martone, Mobile On the Run/Country Club Car Wash, Grey Eagle Distributing, Merrill Lynch, Budweiser Taste of St. Louis and the city of Chesterfield. Proceeds from Backstoppalooza supported Backstoppers.…
Many shared a good time and BBQ at the Wildwood BBQ Bash Sept. 23-25, which helped raise funds for various area charities. BBQ expert, cookbook author and TV show host (Barbecue University) Steven Raichlen was also on hand to provide cooking tips and a demonstration.
This mid-September event brought food sampling, live entertainment, culinary demonstrations, a chef's competition featuring eight local chefs and family events together at the Chesterfield Amphitheater.
The Chesterfield Business Association hosted a networking happy hour Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Scarecrow Restaurant. CBA founders Bridget Nations, Alyson Kendall and Lynese Hoffman welcomed guests with refreshments provided by Shawn Mulholland of Scarecrow and Common Ground Public Relations.
BizLibrary collected more than 1,100 items during a donation drive through KidSmart’s Push for Pencils, the largest drive of its kind in Missouri. Client Success Manager Krista Roberts organized the school supply drive, BizLibrary Gives Back. BizLibrary, located in Chesterfield, has been in business for 20 years and provides employee training solutions to businesses nationwide.
Canine Cove at Petropolis Pet Resort, the first dog-only water park in the Midwest, opened on Thursday, July 14th. Owner and President of Petropolis, Dr. Paul Schifano, greeted guests that included loyal clients, friends and family. Tom DeCampi, Ward IV Chesterfield City Council member joined the ribbon cutting ceremony.
St. Louis Motorcars celebrated the arrival of the Aston Martin DB11 at a private event space in St. Louis. The event featured festive food and drink from Farotto's Catering, vocals by Erin Bode, stunning jewelry from Adam Foster, Bespoke Martinis by Mastermind Vodka and a special appearance by the Aston Martin DB10.
Between the Summer Concert Series, the Chamber’s 40th Anniversary Party, ribbon cuttings at Walmart and Ozzie Smith IMAC Regeneration and 2 Blind Guys - Business After Hours, The Chamber is everywhere, in Chesterfield, this summer!
Over 85 readers and advertising partners attended a Reader Appreciation Happy Hour at Scarecrow. Delicious cuisine and refreshing beverages were enjoyed inside and outside on Scarecrow's lovely patio. Prize drawing gifts were presented by: The Mizzou Store, Novak Jewelers, Jazzercise, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Travel Leaders of Chesterfield, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Scarecrow.
An elegant launch party for the 2017 Astin Martin DB11 model was hosted by STL Motorcars, at The Butterfly House, in Faust Park. Guests enjoyed wine and good company as they anticipated the unveiling of the latest Aston Martin.
Dozens of Chesterfield Lifestyle Readers and advertising partners were invited to attend a complimentary happy hour at Satchmo's in Chesterfield. Food. Friends. Fun. Need we say more? A prize drawing was held which included a Cardinal watch from Novak Jewelers and gift cards to The Cup, Satchmo’s, The Mizzou Store and Innovative Dental of St. Louis.
Combine Figaro and vino and you have a wine tasting event worth singing about! Many Chesterfield "tenors and sopranos" attended the event at Balaban's. The variety of fine wines tasted was surely a robust aria to the palate of each participant.
The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO and Showcase is an annual event showcasing over 80 businesses and drawing hundreds of attendees. Business representatives invite co-workers and clients to attend the free networking event; it is an excellent opportunity for attendees to view product demonstrations and speak face-to face with industry professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.
Chesterfield Lifestyle readers and advertising partners enjoyed great food, beverages and company at Walnut Grill. Several lucky attendees won prizes and gift certificates from: The Mizzou Store, Novak Jewelers, Chesterfield Valley Dental, Elements Massage, Nothing Bundt Cakes, SSM Physical Therapy, Walnut Grill, and the J.
The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce held the General Membership Meeting and holiday luncheon, at Drury Plaza, in Chesterfield. Members and guests enjoyed entertainment by Nick Calandro. LifeLock sponsored the meeting.
Connecting Chamber Women (CCW), a group of women who are members of Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, met at Arts Unleashed Inc. to create pottery pieces. Arts Unleashed Inc. offers artistic opportunities to a variety of age groups and facilitates creative experiences through different art mediums.
Innovative Dental of St. Louis is now open and located at 17000 Baxter Rd, Suite 200, in Chesterfield. Dr. Janes welcomes new patients and looks forward to working closely with patients to take their smiles to the next level with the latest, most innovative dental techniques.
Clients, guests and employees enjoyed appetizers, beverages and live guitar music at Lindell Bank's holiday party organized by Assistant Vice President, Major Deberry. Dinner was provided by Weber's Front Row, specialty cheesecakes were homemade by Lisa Mash and a guitar duo performance by Mason Gervich and Connor Gately was a highlight of the festive gathering.
A pre-screening of the new James Bond film, Spectre, was held at STL Motorcars. Aston Martin created 10 bespoke cars, dubbed DB10, especially for the film. Only one of these cars remains intact and will be auctioned. Aston Martin will launch the DB11 model, this year, to be sold commercially.
Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce's Winter Festival was a wonderful and winter-tastic evening. Guests were greeted outside the Carousel building, at Faust Park, by carolers, gourmet hot chocolate and the trotting sounds of horse carriage rides. Inside, festive foods, beverages and decorations were plentiful. A silent auction fundraising effort offered everything from gift baskets to getaways!
Delicious appetizers and chilled beverages were enjoyed by Chesterfield Lifestyle readers, sponsors and staff in the warm, classy atmosphere of Bishop's Post. Door Prize winners enjoyed gift certificates from Chesterfield Valley Dental, Janet Archambault at YRS Boutique and the Mizzou Store.