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. 

Summer Splishing and Splashing

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

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…

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. 

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.

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…

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…

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.  

Dinner & A Movie Star

 Article and Photography Kathleen Kaiser  If you travel four hours north of St. Louis, you will find the town of Plainfield Illinois, which is where Melissa Ann McCarthy’s story began. Born into a Catholic home, and raised on a farm, this girl’s Midwestern roots are strong and deep.  

Dinner + A Movie Star

Dwayne Johnson hits the big screen again this month in the action-packed thriller "Rampage." 

Dinner and a Movie Star

Think about it—how many people have generated as much positive energy and change across the mainstream of our lives than Oprah Winfrey? Even when she decided to leave her award-winning talk show after 25 years to start OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, few people questioned her drive, perseverance and tenacity to continue to touch the lives of those around her on…

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.

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…

Vito’s In the Valley

The Sicilian restaurant and gourmet pizzeria located at 138 Chesterfield Towne Centre. Owners Giovanni LaFata and his wife of five years, Jessica LaFata, who live in Wildwood and are parents to Luca (born Sept. 14) and Giovanni Andrea, 3, operate the facility—which opened in October 2013—in keeping with the family’s 20-year tradition in the restaurant business.


The Scarecrow is truly a restaurant find--located right in the hustle and bustle along Hwy 64/40 on Chesterfield Parkway. Who knew? With an elaborate and extensive whiskey menu, thorough and all-encompassing wine list and craft beers as well as domestics, this place can provide the libations and ambiance for a perfect meet-up spot. We chose to meet with a group…

Satchmo’s Bar & Grill

Hearing the name, “Satchmo’s,” evokes thoughts of rich, velvety bass vocals, a silky jazz trumpet, New Orleans, Southern cuisine and a “Let the Good Times Roll” attitude. Within our burg of Chesterfield, owners Ben Brown and Shane Mahoney have put it all together to create an atmosphere that caters to all senses. Welcome to Satchmo’s Bar and Grill. With ­­decades…

Walnut Grill

Mention Chesterfield Lifestyle for $5 off your check ($50 purchase minimum). Tucked within the Clayton Clarkson Center is a restaurant for all seasons and reasons. Walnut Grill welcomes its customers and provides the proper dining experience for elegant special occasions, meet and greets among friends--to catch the game and sample one of over 30 craft beers on tap--or casual family…

Treats Unleashed

When Mom told me we were going for a ride, I have to admit I was a little nervous. When she is taking me to Eberwein Dog Park, she always tells me so. We passed right by the road to the dog park and I was starting to worry that we were going to the vet. Much to my delight,…

Bishop’s Post

An August thunderstorm was upon us in thick sheets on Highway 40/61 near the Missouri River. Drivers around us flashed hazard lights and slowed to a crawl as the rain pooled up on overpasses. As if to legitimize our sudden doubt of the car’s grip on terra firma, a flash flood warning bleated urgently through the cell phone. There is…

FIESTA! Modern Mexican Cuisine

FIESTA! Modern Mexican Cuisine offers the most authentic and freshest Mexican food I have ever tasted-- period. Come to find, there is a special reason for that. Roger Aguirre, co-owner/general manager/head chef for FIESTA! has been cooking authentic Mexican food since he was a child.

Balaban’s: 40 Years of Ambiance and Excellence

In 2009, opening a restaurant in the throes of the recession may have seemed foolhardy to many. Yet, after a bottle of wine—OK, maybe three bottles—on the 19th hole, the idea took shape.