St. Loui, the largest metropolitan area in Missouri is a major midwestern metropolis filled with culture. St. Louis planners have created an aesthetically beautiful city with green space at the street level. It is said that St. Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available in an American city. The Gateway Arch, the world’s tallest man-made monument, forms a triumphant city skyline. An open mall surrounded by reflecting pools leads up to the historic court house, the site of the Dred Scott decision, facing the Gateway Arch. The city’s population is roughly 320,000, but when you add in the county, it blooms to almost 3 million, making it the 4th largest urban area in the Midwest. The confluence of North America’s two greatest rivers, the Mississippi and Missouri, is located in the heart of the St. Louis area.

Hotels and Resorts

RITZ CARLTON ST LOUIS (100 Carondelet  Plaza, St Louis , MO 63105)

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Warm, relaxed and Refined, the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis stands ss the business and Social Center in the Fashionable District Of Clayton, just minutes from The Gateway Arch, Historic Forest Park, and within walking distance of the city’s best shops, restaurants and art galleries.

SHERATON  (400 S. 14th Street, St. Louis)

Sheraton St. Louis City Center & Suites is nestled in the downtown historic area of St. Louis. Built in 1929, this landmark building combines modern comforts with Midwestern charm and hospitality.

 

Spas

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ST. LOUIS (999 North Second Street)

Step into an urban oasis of tranquillity, with 12 luxuriously appointed treatment rooms, and indulge yourself with treatment regimens carefully designed to promote a sense of pampering and wellness.

THE FACE & THE BODY (2515 South Brentwood Boulevard)

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Step inside and feel at once; serenity, calmness and warmth.  Enjoy the gift of restoring harmony and balance to your life.  Nurture a healthy balance in body, mind and spirit by spending an hour or the day with us and experiencing traditional, across-the-ages spa treatments and progressive, fresh new therapies.

Restaurants

STELLINA (3342 Watson Rd.)

Stellina Pasta was created in 2005 to provide fresh, handmade, and unique varieties of pasta to the St. Louis area. Stellina Pasta Cafe was opened in 2007 in a renovated building. Now operating as Stellina, the restaurant is located in south St. Louis city on Watson Road between Chippewa and Hampton. It is the mission of Stellina Pasta to provide our customers with the freshest, organic, handcrafted pasta available on the market today.

ROOSTER (1104 Loucust)

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You can’t go wrong with any of Dave Bailey’s restaurants, and his breakfast café is well known for crepes and a wide selection of Bloody Marys.

 

Design Shops

EVE’S APPLE VINTAGE (Saint Louis MO 63101)

Offers a selection of vintage for men, women and kids.

THE DONE DEPT (5301 Hampton Avenue)

The Done Dept is a print and design shops.

Design Centers

THE LOOP (6504 Delmar Boulevard)

Exciting restaurant, shopping and arts & entertainment district designated “One of the 10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association. More than 140 specialty shops, including 48 restaurants, 10 galleries, 25 clothing boutiques, 27 gift shops, 14 entertainment venues, one luxury boutique hotel, the St. Louis Walk of Fame and The Loop Planet Walk.

Museums

CITY MUSEUM (701 North 15th Street Box 29)

Part museum, part playground, part funhouse where repurposed  architectural and industrial objects mix with cranes, planes, buses, a vintage photobooth, an aquarium, underground tunnels, a 10-story spiral slide, a working Ferris wheel on top of the building and so much more.

SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM (1,Fine Arts Drive)

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The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the principal U.S. art museums visited by up to a half million people every year. Admission is free through a subsidy from the cultural tax district for St. Louis City and County.

CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM(3750 Washington Boulevard)

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is one of the leading voices in the world of contemporary art. CAM is dedicated to exhibiting the visual arts and artists of our time and to producing nationally recognized education programs.

Galleries

THE SELDON ART GALLERIES (3648 Washington Boulevard)

The Sheldon Art Galleries! Founded in 1998, the Sheldon Art Galleries are a part of the Sheldon Arts Foundation, a not-for profit organization in St. Louis that is also home to the world-class Sheldon Concert Hall built in 1912. Located in the heart of Grand Center, St. Louis’s vibrant cultural district, the Galleries feature over 7,000 square of space devoted to changing exhibitions of painting, printmaking, photography, architecture, sculpture, installation work, jazz history and children’s art.

MAD ART GALLERY (12th Street)

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The Gallery cultivate and inspire art audiences in St. Louis by exhibiting emerging and established artists. Through exhibitions, concerts, film, and special performances, we expand the experience of art in our City.

ARTISANS AT COMPONERE(6509 Delmar Boulevard)

Featuring Missouri and regional artists and their works from the heart. Experience the new Componere space and be treated to delightful, affordable creations.

Show Rooms

IDC – INTERIOR DESIGN CENTER (11610 Page Service Road)

The Interior Design Center of St. Louis is your resource for kitchens, baths, appliances, home and office furnishings. If you are considering remodeling, redecorating or building a new home, start with a visit to the IDC where you will find recognizable brands like Sub-Zero, Wolf, Electrolux, Viking, GE, Dacor, Baker and McGuire Furniture, Company C rugs, Kimball office furnishings, Kohler, Grohe and Hansgrohe plumbing products, Poggenpohl, Crystal, Decor and Shiloh cabinetry.

Country Home Living

THE MISSURE BLUFF CLUB (18 Research Park Cir, St Charles)

The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club is widely considered to be one of the best championship courses in Missouri with its challenging layout and stunning vistas. Opened in 1995, it remains the only St Louis area golf club designed by legendary golf course architect, Tom Fazio. Course care and conditioning has always been our priority, and it clearly shows. Our Number 1 ranked, public facility is still open for outside play.

Luxury Houses

EUROPEAN INSPIRED HOME (709 Middle Polo Drive, Clayton)

Elegant architectural details enhance this European inspired home in a sought-after Clayton neighborhood. A gracious center hall plan and sophisticated decor lends itself to large scale indoor entertaining and outdoors at poolside.

WARM ELEGANCE ON OUTSTANDING LOT (16848 Eagle Bluff Court, Chesterfield)

Custom finishes, outstanding lot and view, the warm elegance of this 1.5 story is continuous on all three levels!

 

Celebrity Houses

AUGUST BUSCH IV

August Anheuser Busch IV is the CEO of Anheuser-Busch breweries, producers of Budweiser beer.

Wineries

CHANDLER HILL VINEYARDS (596 Defiance Road, Missouri)

As you enter the Chandler Hill property you will see rolling hills of Chambourcin and Vignoles grapes being nurtured for vintages in the near future.

ST. LOUIS CELLARS (2640 South Big Bend Boulevard)

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Saint Louis Cellars opened in November 2007 and is the coolest, hippest wine store in town bringing a myriad of fab offerings with its friendly atmosphere, cool labels, and wine tastings. In addition to selling wines ‘by the taste’—Cool, Rich, Bubbly, Sweet, etc.—every bottle leaves the store “Packaged for a Party.”

Point of interest

 GATEWAY ARCH (200 Washington Ave.)

The tallest man-made monument in the United States, the Gateway Arch couldn’t be more obvious or a more beautiful example of mid-century modern design.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO ST. LOUIS (777 CASINO CENTER DR. MARYLAND HEIGHTS)

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Place your best and play your favorite games on the luxurious 120,000 sq. ft. gaming floor with more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines, 70-plus table games and the World Series of Poker® room. Plus, eight restaurants and a conference center perfect for corporate meetings, parties, weddings and more.

CITY GARDEN (801 Market Street)

Opened in 2009, this urban contemporary sculpture garden has an impressive selection. Having dinner at the Terrace View Café at City Garden is a special way to enjoy the view.

Art Shows

ST. LOUIS DESIGN WEEK

A series of events and programs to highlight and celebrate the impact of design in St. Louis while recognizing the efforts and contributions of the emerging and established local designers, architects, illustrators, photographers and others in our creative community.

PAGEANT CONCERT NIGHTCLUB (6161 DELMAR IN THE LOOP)

Premier concert nightclub located in the heart of the region’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhood. Designed for a wide range of music performances and unique special events. State-of-the-art facility with scalable capacities (500 to 2,000) and superb sightlines.