Saturday, August 29, 2015

Weekend happening: Festival of Nations 2015

The International Festival of Nations is this weekend and the forecast is looking ideal to enjoy it!  This super family-friendly event in Tower Grove Park is St. Louis’ best attended annual multicultural celebration. The festival offers amazing multi-cultural entertainment /activities, an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world, and over 40 ethnic food booths to delight the palate. 

NITTY GRITTY...

WHEN:  
Saturday (10am-7pm) and Sunday (10am-6pm) - August 29 and 30

WHERE:  
Tower Grove Park

FOR MORE INFO:  
http://www.festivalofnationsstl.org/

Friday, August 21, 2015

St. Louis Weekend Happenings: August 21- August 23


Festival of the Little Hills

Main Street and Frontier Park 
in Historic Downtown St. Charles

Friday 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

FREE

Whether you call it Fête des Petites Côtes or Festival of the Little Hills, it is the largest St. Charles festival of the year with over 300 craft booths by local artisans. Food, live music, special activities for the kids, and more on the historic cobblestone streets overlooking the Missouri River!

http://www.historicstcharles.com/includes/events/Festival-of-the-Little-Hills/677/


Rise up Festival

Washington Avenue between 16th and 17th streets

Friday 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

FREE

This street festival celebrates the revitalization of St. Louis neighborhoods. The show will feature music from the Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Dirty Muggs, and the Jeremiah Johnson Band. There will also be kid-friendly activities, street performers, and food trucks.

https://www.facebook.com/riseupfestivalstl


St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival

In Shakespeare Glen just East of the St. Louis Statue in front of the Art Museum

Saturday 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

FREE

Pay homage to the 1904 World’s fair while celebrating the St. Louis of today! Forest Park will be the centerpiece of the celebration featuring events and competitions embracing the history of the 1904 World’s Fair while highlighting the culture of St. Louis today. Festival features include live music, art village, “Culinary Pike”, kid’s island family activities and entertainment, historical exhibitions, beer garden & backyard games, live art demonstrations, and a World Business Expo supporting local businesses.

314-853-6257 or http://stlworldsfare.com/

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Personal Moment: Back to School and Farewell Summer

It has taken me a few days to catch my breathe with last week's busy closing schedule and getting the boys prepared, but my babes went back to school last week. Bittersweet.  While Summer 2015 was packed with fun, it is nice to get back to the "norm" around here.

I say it every year, though I feel like I am on a high speed train with these 2 boys, my babies. My oldest hopped in the car to drive himself to his first day of 11th grade, as our Fall calendar begins to fill with standardized test dates and college campus tours.  My "little guy", now a big 8th grader, had to bend down to give me a hug this AM as he is now taller than me. Heck, even Miss Willow (now 4-1/2 months) is almost unrecognizable after a summer of growth.  *sigh*

Like sands through the hourglass, friends.

Regardless, while Summer 2015 was a busy one, it was grand. A peek back at the fun, as we journey into beloved Fall...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thank you for the interview, Floor Coverings International!


Floor Coverings International was kind enough to conduct and publish an interview of me in their series of St. Louis Realtors who blog!  This blog is a true labor of love for me.  Simply, I maintain it because I love it, so to be considered for this project is extremely humbling and heart-warming.  A warm thank you for kindly including me in this fun feature, FCI!

Click on the photo below for the full interview, friends.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Closed: #14331 Millchester Circle in Chesterfield


Gorgeous Millchester Circle closed today, as my Sellers embark on a new and exciting life adventure.  A sincere thank you C and L, and the entire C Family!  It was an absolute pleasure and honor to play such an instrumental role in this big move.  Congratulations! 

Learn more about the property here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

CLOSED: #7232 Greenway Avenue in University City

The superb Greenway property officially closed today.  A sincere thank you, safe travels, and "Welcome to St. Louis" to my Buyers, the fabulous G Family! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Just for Fun: The new Polar Bear Plunge at the St. Louis Zoo

Sometimes a day of hooky with your kids is in order, and one is never too old for a day at the zoo...
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The time has come- the boys go back to school in 2 days.  Taking in the new Polar Bear exhibit at the Saint Louis Zoo was a terrific way to bid farewell to summer, even for my 2 teens.

Under Contract: 1112 Arbor Creek Drive Unit# 2D in 63122


My Buyer, S, was lucky enough to contract one of the Arbor Creek condos over the weekend in 63122, closing in mid-September.  Move-in ready and cute as a button... this one is indeed a perfect match!  Congratulations S... I am so excited for you! =)  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

In the Kitchen: Baked French Toast Casserole

 Happy Saturday! When life hands you stale bread...

Whip up Baked French Toast with fresh farmer's market peaches, sliced banana, and pecan for your slumbering teenagers. =)

DIRECTIONS: Overnight or 2 hours ahead of baking, mix 10 eggs, a splash of milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla.

Tear bread and place in bottom of a greased square baking dish. Top with sliced fruit and nuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon and then the egg mixture.

Cover and refrigerate.

1 hour before serving, bake uncovered at 400 for 30 minutes. Let set for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with warm syrup just before serving.