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Sweet as Honey

Two years ago, St. Louisan Angela Giancola was living in Israel with her kids for a few months when she discovered a museum in Tel Aviv that had reusable decals everywhere. Her son, Omri, was obsessed with the stickers and the simple appeal of being able to create whatever he wanted from the decals, and… Continue reading Sweet as Honey

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Child’s Play

In a day and age where screens are often the main source of amusement, places like Play Street Museum set themselves apart as spaces where kids can let their imaginations run wild and simply be kids. The interactive children’s museum franchise got its start in Texas and was purposefully designed to encourage a young child’s… Continue reading Child’s Play

Dancing Astronaut

Haywyre unleashes his creativity in six-part ‘Panorama’ series [Interview]

For two decades, the piano has been Martin Vogt’s forte. He’s been tickling the ivories for the majority of his 26 years and has been releasing under the name Haywyre for a decade this year, incorporating elements of jazz, funk, electronica, dubstep, and more across a wide catalog of music. In recent years, the classically trained pianist… Continue reading Haywyre unleashes his creativity in six-part ‘Panorama’ series [Interview]

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Make My Holliday

When customers walk into Holliday in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood, they’re met with inviting smells wafting from candles, the warm ambiance that radiates from the store’s interior architecture and neutral-toned furniture and displays. In their latest venture in the CWE, the McPheeters family now serves a trifecta of businesses with the opening of… Continue reading Make My Holliday

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A Novel Idea

UNICEF estimates that an average of 353,000 babies are born every day around the world, and an estimated 264 million children aren’t getting an education. What if each of those babies were given a library card and access to his or her local library’s resources right from day one? St. Louis County Library is making… Continue reading A Novel Idea

Happily Ever After Stories

Happily Ever After: Gertie and the Pontious Family

Once upon a time, a Lab/Great Dane mix was lying on the side of the road. She had been hit by a car and went unattended for three days, waiting for someone to notice she needed help and was in pain. Eventually, ActNow Rescue picked her up, naming her Miracle because it was a miracle… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Gertie and the Pontious Family

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For the Love of Art

Sarah Kelley and Mary Beth Bussen have known each other for more than 20 years, but they never dreamed they’d be running a shop together. But here, in 2019, the duo operates Union Studio in St. Louis’ Botanical Heights neighborhood, selling a wide variety of handcrafted goods and fine art. The best part? Everything in… Continue reading For the Love of Art

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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

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