She Said Yes to the Dress

 Article Julie Brown Patton  When the mother-daughter duo of Signature Bridal in Chesterfield assists brides with selecting wedding dresses, it's all about finding the one gown that can be worn with the most confidence on those special nuptial days.  "So many women come into our boutique believing they can wear only certain types of dresses, but that's not the case. We…

Meet the ‘Brow Queen’ of St. Louis

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Wink iBoutique Lash & Brow  When Christina Passanise launched Wink iBoutique Lash & Brow Bar in 2016, it was the region's first beauty salon to focus on facial features with her own distinct brand of eyelash extensions and chemical-free adhesives.  Christina offered quality lashes with the safest new adhesives on the market, along with her…

Food, Music, Drink

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography See notes  "New additions to Taste of St. Louis for this year are cool, on-trend offerings. We'll have fun things to explore for everyone and for all ages," says K. Sonderegger, Taste of St. Louis co-director.  This month ushers in the 14th annual award-winning Taste of St. Louis event Sept. 14-16 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans…

Channing Tatum Brings an Abominable Yeti to Life in Warner Brothers’ Upcoming Animated Film, Smallfoot

 Article and Photography Kathleen Kaiser  Located on Post-Dispatch Lake, in the heart of Forest Park, you will find the Boathouse. The Boathouse provides a casual dining experience with tantalizing fare. It's the perfect place to dine before heading out to catch a new movie release at one of the many theaters located just minutes away.  6101 Government Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.267.2224,…

Inspired by Love

 Article Kelley Lamm | Photography Dustin and Amanda Turner  Dustin and Amanda's love story begins with coffee each morning and ends with capturing a perfect moment!  Dustin and Amanda Turner of For the Moment Photography specialize in wedding and portrait photography in St. Louis and around the world. The Turners have been featured on MyHotelWeddings.com, The Black Tie Bride, Melissa Hearts…

Say “I Do” to Style!

Style is a manner of the way you do something or a distinctive appearance that you choose typically determined by the principles to which something is designed. Style is the first thing the rest of the world sees, and whether or not we want to admit it, deep down we all care a little about how … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Chesterfield Advocate Joins Board of Crisis Nursery Chesterfield resident Michele Bailey is a new board of director for the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, a group who provides a 24-hour, 365 days/year safe haven for children, birth through age 12, whose families are facing crises.  Michele, a sales manager for KMOV-TV, says she’s looking forward to … Continued

Chesterfield Walk-Run Benefits Friends of Kids with Cancer

More than 1,000 fundraisers participated in this year's 18th annual Walk with a Friend 5K Run/1-Mile Walk to benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer held at Westminster Christian Academy in Chesterfield. The group's mission is to provide educational, emotional and recreational support to youths battling for their lives. Photos by Jacob Brcic (Captiva Marketing) and Jessica Grose (Captured Moments … Continued

Stoneridge Farms

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Nolan Manning  How does it sound to cuddle up in a double hammock atop a hill view that stretches 25 miles across the beautiful Missouri River Valley while being smack in the middle of wine country? Stoneridge Farms Bed & Breakfast offers just that, and more, from a 20-acre slice of Show-Me heaven in…

Catered Desserts

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Courtesy Russell's Café & Bakery  Next time delicious desserts are in tall order for a bridal shower, wedding, celebration or special event, consider from-scratch delectables made by the two full-time bakers and crew at Russell's Café & Bakery in Chesterfield.  All recipes at this bakery were created by chef Russell Ping. 

Topgolf Tees Off in Chesterfield

 Article and Photography Julie Brown Patton  Topgolf now operates in 44 venues with 8 million-plus annual visitors worldwide. The entertainment chain, founded by two golf-loving English twin brothers, uses technology to make golf scoring fun while enabling people to connect and socialize. A U.S. licensee, WestRiver Group, brought the Topgolf concept to Alexandria, Virginia, in 2005.  Dallas-based Topgolf replaced the former…