Every year around mid-September my family starts thinking about Eckert’s. If you’re not from St. Louis, the name Eckert’s might not mean much, but for my family it means fall, apple crisp, and hayrides! Eckert’s is a family owned orchard with several locations. My family most often visits the Belleville, Illinois location, about 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, but there also locations in Grafton, … Continue reading Eckert’s
A festival of books, yes please! The girls and I discovered this gem about two years ago in the Central West End. So what does a festival of books look like? Well, it looks like lots of local authors with their books ready to sign and talk about their books, but also some things you might not think of. One of my favorite booths is … Continue reading St. Louis Bookfest
Pay no attention to the name, this is not your typical museum or about the city. They couldn’t name it, “Concrete Jungle Gym/Aquarium/Pedestrian Skate Park/Art Creativity Center,” so I guess City Museum just had to do. This is my children’s all time favorite St. Louis destination and one that can’t help but make me smile! So what is it? Well it used to be a … Continue reading St. Louis City Museum
On Friday night, my husband and I got a rare opportunity to have a night out on our own! As I read about a Night in Havana event at one of my favorite places (Laumeier Sculpture Park), I knew what we were doing for the night! In case you are not familiar Laumeier Sculpture Park is a large county park with art installations and arts … Continue reading Night in Havana at Laumeier Sculpture Park
Summer in St. Louis wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Muny! This outdoor theater has been St. Louis’s musical mecca for 101 years and has always been magic to me. As a little girl obsessed with musical theater, getting to see a show was always the highlight of my summer. As an adult (still obsessed with musical theater) I love watching my girls … Continue reading The Muny
If you ask residents what they love about St. Louis, the first thing they will say is Forest Park. While there are many things St. Louis has to offer, Forest Park is the heart of this city. Built in 1904 for the World’s Fair (as depicted in the musical Meet Me in St. Louis), this park has so much to offer and, most importantly, is … Continue reading Forest Park
How can I possibly say enough about The Saint Louis Zoo? People come to town and the zoo is the first recommendation out of my mouth. Almost unfailingly, they look at me skeptically. I know that look. It says, “I’ve seen animals before and I’ve been to other zoos. There can’t be anything that special about this one.” And, of course, they are very, very … Continue reading The Zoo!