Music and Wine Festival | June 9th, 2018

Enjoy an elegant evening featuring music and wine on Saturday, June 9th from 5 – 10 p.m. on Carondelet Plaza in Downtown Clayton!

The festival will feature musical performances by  Tommy Halloran (5-6pm),  Hudson’s All-Star Hoo Doo Cats (6:30-7:30pm) and Kim Massie (8-10pm). Wine will be for sale by The Wine MerchantEdg-Clif WineryNoboleis VineyardsBalducci Vineyards and Augusta Winery. Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks along with local restaurants on Carondelet Plaza including 801 Chophouse, 801 Fish and Whitebox Eatery.

In addition, entertainment will be provided by live event painter, Jennifer Hayes, swing dancers, and the ever-popular, Champagne Diva!

Sponsored Contemporary ProductionsWellbridge Athletic Club & Spa, and Alex Waldbart Florist for helping make this year’s event extraordinary!

8th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour

The 8th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour is a free, self-guided, open-house-style tour of green spaces in and around St. Louis including my listing 115 Lake Forest Drive. Showcasing many aspects of sustainable living, including organic gardening, beekeeping, stormwater management and more, the tour takes place on Sunday June 10th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Don’t miss this chance to see first hand how others have integrated sustainable living practices into their lives and learn what you need to know to go green! Yard descriptions and tour maps will be available at select locations and online beginning in June. For more information and to register to attend, visit the website

Junior League 8th Annual Home Design Tour

The 8th Annual Home Design Tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018! This is a self-guided tour featuring seven homes across the St. Louis area from Benton Park to Bellerive, including my listing at 33 Brentmoor Park (seen below.)

The tour will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and will kick off on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. at the Toast of the Tour Open House at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams store at Plaza Frontenac.

Tickets will be available for purchase at all homes on the day of the event and are non-refundable.  Payment will be accepted in cash, credit card or by check made payable to the Junior League of St. Louis.

Event Details:

  • This event takes place rain or shine.
  • No refunds after Monday, April 9, 2018 at 5 p.m.
  • Strollers are NOT permitted inside the homes.
  • Children 12 and under are free.
  • Restrooms are NOT available in the homes.
  • Outside food is NOT permitted inside the homes.
  • One guidebook (containing a detailed map with addresses) will be provided along with a wristband.  The wristband will serve as your ticket for admittance into the homes.
  • Booties will be provided at each home.  Tour attendees are required to wear the booties upon entering the homes and removing them prior to leaving.

Clayton Music & Wine Festival | June 11th

When: Saturday, June 11th, 5-11pm
Where: The Crescent, 155 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, MO 63105
Admission: Free - food & drink available to purchase
For more info click here

Musical performances by: The Gaslight Squares (5-6pm), Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes (6:30-7:30pm) and Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers (8-10pm).

Wine will be for sale by: The Wine Merchant, Edg-Clif Winery, Noboleis Vineyards, Balducci Vineyards and Augusta Winery.

Food will be available for purchase from Straub’s food truck and STLBLT food truck along with local restaurants on Carondelet Plaza including 801 Chophouse, 801 Fish and Whitebox Eatery.

In addition, entertainment will be provided by a wine bottle juggler, champagne diva and a puzzle paint exhibit hosted by Saint Louis Art Fair.

801 Fish: Clayton Restaurant Week


Last night I enjoyed 801 Fish as a part of Clayton Restaurant Week, it was my first time at this restaurant (though I blogged about it opening a few months ago and had been eager to try it.) 801 Fish is the sister restaurant of 801 Chophouse across the street. Both of these restaurants are owned by the 801 Restaurant Group, based out of Des Moines, Iowa. The space is sophisticated and unique, with plenty of open space. It is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions, business entertainment, or a night out with friends to enjoy fresh fish.

Did you know that all the fish and seafood is brought in daily. When the fish reaches your plate just know that it was in the water a mere 36 hours ago. I enjoyed the oysters- both grilled and raw as well as a red snapper entree that was served Creole style with grits and shrimp. It. Was. DELICIOUS.

Clayton Restaurant Week is going on through January 29th.

Holiday Tours in the Hanley House!

Enjoy a fun holiday tour in the oldest structure in the City of Clayton!


Beginning December 5, the Historic Hanley House will offer Holiday tours of the museum every Saturday in December from 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm. No reservations are required. Regular tour fees apply. Tours on Dec. 5 include a special Victorian-themed craft; Dec. 12 tours will enjoy holiday music; Dec. 19 tours will meet Father Christmas; Dec. 26 tours will sample holiday treats and hot wassail.

Click here to learn more about the Historic Hanley House! 

Click here to book your tickets for a Holiday tour of the Hanley House Museum!