Dale and I have now been in our apartment in St. Louis for three years and I have always wanted to take some time to document it before we move! While we still have one more year here, I went ahead and took some photos so that I will be able to look back on our first home. We are lucky to be on the corner of our building so we get lots of light, and I also love our black and white checkered floor in the kitchen. Enjoy!
Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing a few photos from the last few weekends Dale and I spent in St. Louis. As the warm weather continues we have spent lots of time in Forest Park, we spent an afternoon at the St. Louis Art Museum, and we have popped by one of my favorite stores, Flowers & Weeds, a few times. I was especially excited to find a plant for my new llama planter. Enjoy!
I can't believe it is already my second fall in STL! I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend.
I spent last Saturday exploring Cherokee Street in STL with my two future sister-in-laws! With the wedding quickly approaching it was nice to spend a relaxing weekend shopping, eating, and enjoying the nice weather. Saturday night we ate at Charlie Gitto's, one of my favorite Italian restaurants on The Hill. It really is hard to beat homemade noodles.
Sunday we ate breakfast at the Soulard Coffee Garden. This was followed by a trip to get gelato at the Gelateria del Leone. After trying way too many samples we each finally decided on our order. Next up was a quick stop at 4 Hands Brewing Co. to get some beer for the boys back home. Our last adventure was a visit to see the Jewel Box in Forest Park. I was excited to finally take a peek inside this mysterious greenhouse, and it is definitely worth a visit! Thanks for visiting Dianne and Heidi!
One of the highlights of Saint Louis Design Week was hearing Aaron Draplin speak. Not only did his sense of humor make his talk entertaining, he was very humble about the success he has had as a designer. Aaron at one point stated he has been called a "raging sentimentalist," a quality that does seem to shine through in his work. If you ever get the chance, don't miss the opportunity for an entertaining hour or two listing to Aaron. There is also a great interview with him on Designboom. It's a few years old, but definitely worth the read. Thanks for a great evening STLDW and Mr. Draplin!
Yesterday I had a chance to participate in my first Saint Louis Design Week event, a Terrarium Workshop! This workshop took place at Flowers and Weeds, located on Cherokee Street in St. Louis. Jessica Douglass's fantastic greenhouse is located behind The Heirloom Room, an equally fantastic antique shop. I had a wonderful time making my very own terrarium and taking a multitude of pictures around the space. If you find yourself on Cherokee Street don't miss out on visiting both!
Yesterday concluded my twenty-four hour whirlwind trip to St. Louis. Not only was I able to experience Pi Pizza for the first time (YUM), I was able to discover a wonderful exhibit at the World Chess Hall of Fame. As I wandered around the Central West End one friendly gallery worker recommended I take a look at this particular exhibit. Once I entered I was stunned, this exhibit features garments by designers Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Viktor & Rolf-just to name a few. The experience is divided into multiple sections, each relating to a famous Queen, and of course chess. If you happen to be in St. Louis before April 18 I wouldn't miss A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess.