Working freelance has been an adjustment. My workspace has been looking a bit bland and the handles are about to fall off my favorite tote, which is not exactly how I want to show up to client meetings. With a little help from Fab, i’m upgrading my everyday with items that can turn a mundane morning into a kick ass day.
There is no single list that can catch all the great things to do or places to eat and shop in St. Louis. Well, I guess there could be, but it would be so long no-one would read it. Instead of lumping all of STL together, i’m setting out to explore some of the coolest spots in neighborhoods throughout the city.
On South Eighteenth Street in Lafayette Square, almost hidden, is the wonderful scoop shop of Tamara Keefe. Not even a year old, Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery is busy creating small batch, scratch made, 100% natural ingredient ice cream that will make your tastebuds dance.
St. Louis is a beer city, and in this beer city of ours there are a plethora of great brews from breweries big and small. I’ve rounded up a list of twenty-two taprooms in St. Louis (and surrounding area) you should visit when the thirst for a malty beverage hits.
Celebrating love is tops, guys. This Valentine’s Day let’s celebrate romantic love, best friend love (ladies celebrating ladies), and self-love. Treat someone you heart, including yourself, to some of these goodies – all under $20 – on February 14th.
At brunch a few weeks ago Kate gifted a perfectly boxed hot chocolate kit during a gift exchange. Envious of Abby and her new box o’ sweet goodies, I headed to Maplewood to recreate the kit for myself.
A round-up of goods from makers and small shops all over the country, perfectly sized to pop into a stocking!
Leave it to the very last class to be the most fun. A drastic change from the first class. With 5 finished pieces, dried, trimmed, and fired, it was time to glaze. A 20 minute crash course in the glazing chart and a couple demonstrations, we were set free to add color to the clay.
The second lot of a two-part gift guide featuring products handmade in St. Louis or sold at one of the many well stocked local shops in the city. See Part 1 here.
With no shortage of well curated local shops in St. Louis, you can knock out holiday shopping while supporting the small business owners in the city. There’s a little something for everyone in this two-part local STL shopping guide. See Part 2 here.