Eckert’s

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

St. Louis Scavenger Hunt, 3 Quest

This summer going away for vacation wasn’t really an option, but the girls and I had a weekend while dad was on a business trip that I wanted to make special.  We do the usual children’s spots like the zoo and magic house over the summer, so I decided to really make it feel like we were out-of-towners getting to know St. Louis.  We would … Continue reading St. Louis Scavenger Hunt, 3 Quest

St. Louis City Museum

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

Art Hill Film Series

Art hill has been one of the most beautiful, scenic spots in St. Louis for over 100 years, as it looks down on three sky-high fountains and palace balustrades.    Now imagine sitting on this beautiful hill with food from amazing food trucks, live music, and a favorite movie and you have the Art Hill Film series. On Friday nights throughout the summer, films catering … Continue reading Art Hill Film Series

Night in Havana at Laumeier Sculpture Park

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

July 2019 Casual Dining Picks

July in St. Louis is like living in a sauna that doesn’t turn off.  If you don’t want to heat up your kitchen and enjoy someone else’s air conditioning, here are some suggestions of some delicious retreats! Grace Meat + Three I happened to visit this restaurant out in Tower Grove on National Fried Chicken day, which they were celebrating in style with ½ off … Continue reading July 2019 Casual Dining Picks