Ladue News Feature Stories

Beary Tasty

On Nov. 14, a colorful new storefront made its debut in Des Peres’ West County Center: Build-A-Bear Bakeshop. Inspired by the company’s deep-rooted make-your-own concept, the bakeshop brings a new approach that goes beyond creating a plush pal. At the first-ever Build-A-Bear Bakeshop, customers of all ages can decorate their own cupcakes, provided by locally… Continue reading Beary Tasty

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Fore the Fiercely Feminine

Kim Tuttle, Kari Schindehette and Jacque Bardgett love everything about golf – almost. Sisters Tuttle and Schindehette and Tuttle’s stepdaughter, Bardgett, found themselves frustrated with women’s golf clothing every time they hit the links. They disliked the shapeless shirts and boring skorts that dominate the market. They wanted something more for their golf attire –… Continue reading Fore the Fiercely Feminine

Happily Ever After Stories

Happily Ever After: Ivy, Ginger and the Ford Family

Once upon a time, Gail Ford had a soft spot for golden retrievers, adopting four of the much-loved breed over the years. When her fourth golden, Sassy, passed away, Ford was heartbroken. She had gotten Sassy from Love a Golden Rescue, a regional group of volunteers that rescues golden retrievers and golden retriever mixes in… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Ivy, Ginger and the Ford Family

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Telling St. Louis Stories

Jim Kirchherr didn’t always want to work in media. In fact, when he was at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he was studying history with plans to be a social studies teacher. But the now-senior director of content at Nine Network made a “spur of the moment” decision to switch to broadcast. “It was never… Continue reading Telling St. Louis Stories