The “Crazy
Days of Summer”

What ever happened to the “Lazy Days of Summer?” As a mom, I have found myself busier than ever in the summers. I am a human taxi service for my brood of kiddos who are not in school during the day. Basically, I am enjoying summer from the inside of my car as I wait in various carpool lines to…

Bob Kuban Band Kicks Off 
Chamber’s Summer Concert Series

Faust Park was rocking out to the tunes performed by the Bob Kuban Band during the Summer Concert Series. Chesterfield resident, Allen Skinner, submitted panoramic photos of the concert. Alyson Kendall provided additional photos.

July 2015 Around Town

COMPLIMENTARY CFL READER HAPPY HOUR AT FIESTA! Thirty lucky Chesterfield Lifestyle readers who send an email to our publisher, Denise Sundvold, at with the subject line “FIESTA HAPPY HOUR” will be invited to celebrate summer with our staff, other Chesterfield Lifestyle readers and Chesterfield Lifestyle sponsors. Guests will enjoy Fiesta! Modern Mexican appetizers, beverages, prize drawings and great company.

Tiny Treausures of the River’s Edge

I love the Chesterfield Parks and take full advantage of them all. I recently took a walk with my husband at the River's Edge Park. I love that this park offers a soft trail and I can enjoy the wildflowers and wildlife while walking around the lake. I have bird watched there and enjoy taking photos of the nature I…

“Aqua Fear”

all the wonderful summer memories that will remain in our hearts, none will make the list of everlasting memories like the memories we obtained as a child. Out of all my childhood summer memories, my biggest accomplishment was learning how to swim. Yes, what seemed so simple for others was my greatest fear.

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.

Fun in the Sun Can Lead
to Danger Down the Road

Did you know that up to 90 percent of skin changes that people think are related to aging are actually from the sun?

Manners Matter

Manners matter. We always want children to be polite; manners become even more important during the summer. Often times large amounts of children, who no longer have the structure of the school day, are gathered in unstructured situations.


Ironically, we think of summer as a time for fun and relaxation when kids are free from the restraints of school and homework. However, for many of Chesterfield’s early residents in the farm trade, summer was the season of the most work. In fact, children today have the children of early farmers to thank for having summers of freedom. Summers…

Spectacular Summer Spots

If you’re thinking about summer travel plans and fear you won’t be able to take a last-minute getaway, it’s not too late to lock in great fares and rates for some amazing destinations. Riviera Maya, Cancun or Puerto Vallarta in Mexico--Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica are always favorites for Chesterfield families because of the non-stop charter flights…

Fireworks Frame Fantastic Finale at Faust Park

Chesterfield resident Allen Skinner captured the nighttime beauty of the fireworks that provided a gorgeous and impressive finale for the first night of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series at Faust Park.

Balaban’s Hosts Chesterfield Lifestyle Happy Hour

Wine, appetizers and a prize drawing were enjoyed by Chesterfield Lifestyle readers and sponsors.
Prizes included a skin treatment package from Midwest Laser Institute, therapeutic massage from Elements
Massage, a gift certificate from The Mizzou Store and passes to Missouri Botanical Gardens.

What is Growing in Your Garden?

Major Deberry, a recent graduate of Leadership Chesterfield, shared photos of the lovely lilies growing in his garden.
The soil in our area is perfect for growing lilies; they come back each year with gorgeous blooms.

Picnic and Play in Our Parks

Parks in Chesterfield – from big to small, from passive parks with trails to active ones with lots of action and amenities - offer something for everyone. That’s according to Mike Whelan, a member of the city’s Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Committee, and a recent volunteer at a fishing derby in Central Park for about 50 kids ages 15…