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Herb Your Enthusiasm

According to a recent Harvard Business Review study, only 10 percent of Americans love cooking. Many see it as a chore and dread preparing meals for themselves and their families. Luckily, a Fenton-based company headed by nutritionist Hayley Sohn is on a mission to provide area residents with healthy options delivered straight to their doorsteps.… Continue reading Herb Your Enthusiasm

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A Whole Llama Love

Peru-born St. Louisan Daphne Benzaquen always thought she was going to be a doctor. She was on a pre-med track in college, and because her father’s a doctor, she figured she’d follow in his footsteps. But after college, she realized she wanted to pursue business instead and earned her MBA at Washington University in St.… Continue reading A Whole Llama Love

Happily Ever After Stories

Happily Ever After: Zoey, Chaka, Timmy and the Brands Family

Once upon a time, the Brands family found themselves without dogs after their three senior pups crossed the rainbow bridge one after the other. Kenna Brands and her family waited more than a year before even considering bringing new four-legged friends into the family. One day, she convinced her husband to go look at a… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Zoey, Chaka, Timmy and the Brands Family

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Restoration St. Louis Has Passion For Preservation

Amrit and Amy Gill started their careers in construction, but along the way, they became what Amy Gill calls “building huggers,” fascinated with architecture and the historic spaces around them. In 2001, the husband-and-wife team founded their own development company called Restoration St. Louis, with the mission of strengthening and enhancing communities by redeveloping neglected… Continue reading Restoration St. Louis Has Passion For Preservation

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Provisions St Louis Offers Luxe Necessities

When the Northern California wildfires struck Sonoma County in late 2017, Ross and Debra Hunter decided it was time to rethink their California lives. They had founded and operated a shop called Provisions 707 in the area, and although the shop remained intact during the fires, their customer base had largely been displaced. One of… Continue reading Provisions St Louis Offers Luxe Necessities

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Happily Ever After: Ziggy and the Brose Family

Once upon a time, a medium-haired Maine Coon mix named Ziggy was searching for his forever home. He had initially been adopted months ago from a Petco, but later showed up at the back door of a volunteer with The Cat Network, a cat rescue group that’s been helping stray and abandoned cats find their… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Ziggy and the Brose Family

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Period Restoration Revamps History

Since 2009, Period Restoration has been making a name for itself for its team’s ability to respect and restore the historical integrity of the Gateway City’s older homes. Co-founder Randy Renner Jr. has been passionate about breathing new life into these grand traditional houses for years, but nothing could’ve prepared him for what would become… Continue reading Period Restoration Revamps History

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Happily Ever After: Minnie and the Awtrey-Hammack Family

Once upon a time, a bone-thin pup was used for breeding. When the breeders didn’t want her anymore, she went home with one of the breeder’s co-workers as a surprise for his wife, who didn’t even like dogs. They named her Lucky because they were “lucky they kept her,” but before long, she was surrendered… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Minnie and the Awtrey-Hammack Family

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Game on at Saint Louis Science Center

In October, the Saint Louis Science Center revealed its latest offering: a 7,500-square-foot free interactive exhibit called GameXPloration. The exhibit focuses on how games affect all of humankind and how aspects of psychology, neuroscience and technology each play a role in the world of games. Found around the left corner from the main entrance, GameXPloration… Continue reading Game on at Saint Louis Science Center

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Evocative Aromas

Grandma’s house when you were younger. A freshly picked homegrown tomato. That boutique hotel where you stayed on your favorite vacation. Particular smells are instantly transportive, summoning places and memories often long-forgotten. This element is something St. Louisan Natalie Van Hee set out to pursue, and she started Glow Candle Co. in 2014 in hopes… Continue reading Evocative Aromas