(January 8, 2014) Smalls Tea & Coffee, the brick-and-mortar iteration of mobile tea truck The ReTrailer, opened a month ago on Cherokee Street to rave reviews and social media shares galore. The intimate space, with its handmade décor and vintage accoutrements, serves up the beautiful blends that made owner Lisa Govro a local tea aficionado, as well as Goshen Coffee and baked goods from Red Fox and Whisk bakeries. Following the success of the holiday season, Govro has closed the […]
( January 1, 2014) For most people, bringing work home with them is a bad thing. Not so for James Afflixio, co-owner of Maplewood Galleries, a design showroom of art and antiques that opened last spring in downtown Maplewood. The home he shares with his partner, Gary Boyson, in the Cathedral district of the Central West End is filled with treasures from a lifetime of traveling and collecting. The couple moved to St. Louis in 1993 from New York City, […]
(January 1, 2014) It’s Aug. 14, 2013. I’m in my editor’s office, sitting across the desk from him. I’m sweating and sweating. He’s staring. I can’t stop sweating. No, I’m not in trouble with the boss. What I am is car-less, and I just walked five blocks from the bus stop to the magazine’s offices in the oppressive heat of a St. Louis summer. Two days from now, it will officially be one year since I sold my car and began […]
(January 1, 2014) Whether you’re a guest, a member of the wedding party or the couple of the hour, we’ve got you covered with etiquette, pointers and ideas for the best wedding experience ever. Read the full article here.
(December 23, 2013) Local pie palace Pie Oh My! announced last week that it will take its treats to the streets of St. Louis next year with a food truck. Like the brick-and-mortar shop in Maplewood, the truck will serve from-scratch individual-sized pies, slices of pie and quiche. Owner Jane Callahan hopes to add savory potpies to Pie Oh My!’s offerings with the advent of the truck. Stay tuned for more details. Read the full story here.
(December 1, 2013) Ever wonder where those Build-A-Bear Workshop toys get such stylish threads? Meet Jackie Smith. After weaving her way through a handful of jobs involving fashion and kids’ toys, Smith found her home at Build-A-Bear Workshop, where she’s married those experiences into one very cool job: designing clothing and accessories for some of the most loved stuffed animals on the planet. Truly a kid at heart, Smith brings a boisterous energy and enthusiasm to her workaday world. Read the […]
GEZELLIG Kristin Dennis, The Fortune Teller Bar The Fortune Teller Bar refers to itself as “a bar lost in the mists of time and space.” The Cherokee Street watering hole embraces the unconventional and bartender and co-partner Kristin Dennis has certainly found her place amid the bar’s kitschy décor. What sets her intoxicating concoctions apart is the use of adventurous flavors. Your drink might be spiked with dill, a walnut or pine liqueur or house made ingredients such as dandelion […]
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(November 1, 2013) A carefully selected bottle of wine elevates a Thanksgiving dinner from good to great –but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for cocktails. This year, spice up the hours before and after dinner by serving guests cocktails brimming with the flavors of the season and featuring aperitifs and digestifs. An aperitif is an alcoholic beverage with a slightly bitter or acidic edge intended to make the mouth water and stimulate the appetite before a meal is served. […]
(November 1, 2013) When chef Cassy Vires and her husband Josh Renbarger opened Home Wine Kitchen–a Maplewood eatery dedicated to traditional, scratch-made cooking with local and artisanal ingredients–in 2011, they wanted to create an environment and experience for diners that brings out the best parts of food and drink in our lives. Miraculously, they’ve succeeded in doing just that on a daily basis. But for Cassy, the nearest and dearest of food memories revolve around Thanksgiving. And every year, she spends her […]
(October 31, 2013) After a summer of waiting and waiting for much-anticipated eateries to open (see: Strange Donuts, Heavy Riff Brewing Co., Blueprint Coffee, etc.), it’s a relief to see a concept turn around as quickly as Juniper has. Just five weeks after announcing he would abandon his quarterly pop-up concept for a full-fledged restaurant, owner John Perkins opened the doors to his Southern-fried establishment on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Following the success of his second pop-up concept, A Good Man […]
Describe your personal style. Classic and simple, with a few fun baubles and pops of color. What are you and your girls wearing today? I’m wearing a dress and necklace from Anthropologie, shoes from Aldo and bracelets from Dot Dot Dash. Ellie and Olive are both wearing outfits, shoes and accessories from City Sprouts. What item from your closet can you not live without? My Elie Tahari beige blazer/jacket. It’s light, comfy and polishes up a t-shirt and jeans. Which […]
Friday, Oct. 11: Lines started forming at 4:30am in front of Strange Donuts, as the much-anticipated donut shop prepared to open its doors. After months of delays and sneak peek events, co-owners Corey Smale and Tyler Fenwick finally shared their unique creations with a very hungry crowd, serving from 6am until they sold out around noon. Then the duo opened the doors again at 9pm that evening for the debut of their chicken waffle donut, topped with a Porter’s chicken […]