Dancing Astronaut

Varien weaves a dark and vulnerable web in ‘Death Asked A Question’ [EP Premiere + Interview]

In his seven years producing as Varien, Nick Kaelar has consistently surpassed genre constructs and proven himself a true mastermind of the electronic music realm. Having always fostered an affinity for music and composing, Kaelar made a name for himself with notable works such as his Skrillex orchestral suite and innovative originals like "Valkyrie" with… Continue reading Varien weaves a dark and vulnerable web in ‘Death Asked A Question’ [EP Premiere + Interview]

Ladue News Feature Stories

Cut From the Same Cloth

Grandmas are the cornerstones of many families. They’re often the ones who bring everyone together and are the matriarchal foundation for generations to come. In the case of sisters Jenny Chao and Emily Duddy, their grandmother is not only one of their greatest inspirations but also the reason their monogramming business, Gin & Kin, exists.… Continue reading Cut From the Same Cloth

Ladue News Feature Stories

Hooked on Herend

For close to 200 years, Herend has wowed the world with its handmade, hand-painted porcelain creations. Founded in Herend, Hungary, in 1826, the company has grown to become the largest producer of handmade porcelain in the world. Each piece’s signature patterns and attention to detail set the Herend brand apart and have made its longstanding… Continue reading Hooked on Herend

Ladue News Feature Stories

Love Beside a Lush Lake

Cecily Hoffius and Judith Bellos have been in business together for 37 years. In the decades they’ve run Ces & Judy’s Catering, they’ve seen the rise in the wedding industry and its plethora of opportunities. Intrigued by the possibilities, the successful duo shut down their Frontenac location to start a new venture: The Venue at… Continue reading Love Beside a Lush Lake

Happily Ever After Stories

Happily Ever After: Roxy and the Conyers-McFadden Family

Once upon a time, a young pit bull/boxer mix was picked up wandering the streets of the city. Crestwood Animal Shelter took her in and set her up with a foster family while she waited for her forever home. On one of her first days with her foster family, she jumped the backyard fence and… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Roxy and the Conyers-McFadden Family

Ladue News Feature Stories

A Revival of Grand Proportions

It all started with some motorcycles. The year was 1999, and Steve Smith was looking for a place to keep a couple of vintage motorcycles. He had three young children at home and had run out of room in his garage, so he set out to find a small building on the fringe of downtown… Continue reading A Revival of Grand Proportions