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!

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

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

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.

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

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. 

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.

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. 

Automobile Artistry

This Sports Activity Vehicle is the largest and roomiest of the MINI models. The Countryman seats five while still providing cargo space. Its overall design is bold and is typically considered ideal for adventures. Its iconic, contrasting roof and mirrors is an artistic flair that sets it apart. 

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

 Tavern on Main  Nestled in Belleville’s Main Street Business District you will find Tavern on Main. Don’t let the name fool you, because this “Tavern” not only has an atmosphere that appeals to the masses but a menu that includes cuisine fit for a king. Nightly specials include Thursday night’s New Orleans Surf and Turf or Spinach Artichoke Chicken and Friday night’s Seafood…

Master the Art of Bathing in Luxury

Bathrooms are a place to relax, renew and refresh. That's partially why warm bathroom floors and towel warmers are becoming extremely popular, says Laura Grosman of Thompson Price Kitchens/Baths/Homes in Des Peres.

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.

Curating Creativity

February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Chesterfield. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the Chesterfield arts scene or handmade goods … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Two More Parkway Nurses Earn National Credentials Parkway School District’s Kimberly Morelli (West Middle School) and Karen Malik (Green Trails Elementary) earned the Nationally Certified School Nurse credential, which validates their specialized knowledge and expertise as school nurses. Parkway now tops the largest number of nationally certified school nurses found in Missouri, with a total of 22. … Continued

Seeking a Local Valentine’s Day Brunch?

Did you know Stackhouse Pub & Grill, 14156 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, now serves brunch on weekends, starting at 10 a.m.? At press time, they were still finalizing their Valentine's Day specials.  Stackhouse's Todd Myers says they offer live music every Saturday night, moving to their dog-friendly patio as soon as weather allows. They also host trivia every Tuesday evening.

“The Nutcracker” Amazes Audience at Logan University

The cast and crew of Dance Experience Performing Arts Studio delivered a beautiful annual rendition of The Nutcracker at Logan University. For each ticket purchased, a portion was donated, with $2,400 worth of free tickets given to Friends of Kids with Cancer. The dance studio has been doing this since 2014. Photography by Katie Strzelec, Sharon Potts and Augusta McGowan

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!

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

Dinner + a Movie = Date Night

With the holiday hustle and bustle behind us and as we seek to make 2019 the best year yet, we’re going to take a more low-key approach for our dinner and a movie date night this month, starting with a visit to the Hi-Pointe Drive-In.

Seeking Personalized Family Care Plans?

Tracy Echeniquè, Comfort Keepers of St. Louis general manager, knows exactly the deep-rooted decisions people face about senior care and adults needing daily assistance. Their company's team excels in providing caring, in-home care and even vows to do so through a Ten Point Promise. Following are their book recommendations for those seeking additional ideas.

Bring on the New Year

January marks the beginning of not only a new calendar year but also the opportunity for setting personal goals. Perhaps you’ve resolved to exercise more regularly, take up a new hobby or volunteer at the local charity. Whatever your goals may be, we hope the people, places, practices and opportunities in this issue will inspire you … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Chesterfield Updates City’s ADA Compliances An updated plan to meet requirements of the federal Americans With Disabilities Act was approved by Chesterfield city councilmembers. Updates include a detailed self-evaluation and prioritization program for pedestrian facilities and sidewalks. Chesterfield’s original ADA document, which was approved in 2012, reflected generic details to match federal compliance elements.  Curb ramps and … Continued

Signature Orthopedics Specialists Share Advice to Address Injuries

Signature Orthopedics recently partnered with SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital and the Arthritis Foundation to offer a free community event about overcoming fitness-related injuries. Orthopedic physicians Dr. Scott Zehnder and Dr. Vince Lai specifically addressed knee and shoulder issues as the most commonly affected body parts affected by high-impact workouts or interval training programs. 

‘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. 

Marquette Theater Company Presented “Into the Woods”

What happens after Happily Ever After, after all? Chesterfield's Marquette High School Theatre Company students recently explained in this beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, through a parade of familiar folktale figures finding their way Into the Woods and trying to get home before dark. They earned rave reviews, and the set was incredible! Photos by Sue Lesch Photography

19th Annual Chesterfield Turkey Trot

To "Beat The Butterball," 2,953 total Chesterfield residents again participated in the 19th annual Chesterfield Turkey Trot. This 5K run, with 2,693 runners, encompassed a 3.1-mile loop course from Chesterfield Parkway and around Chesterfield Mall. The 1K kids' fun run, with 260 participants, was a 0.62-mile loop course around Veterans Place Drive. Photos by Courtney O'Donnell

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.