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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty. Ted is ranked in the Top 10 of all St. Louis Realtors
Last night I went to the preview dinner for the World Chess Hall of Fame's new exhibit- A Queen Within. This is an important exhibit for St. Louis running through April 2014. It was quite the scene at the dinner last night with fashionistas from around the globe. Tonight I am off to the Gala!
This week I attended the kick off party for the 3rd Annual Ladue News Decorators Show House. Several of St. Louis' best talent transformed the stately 23 Lenox Place into something very special. The show is going October 5-20th, Tues- Wed 10 am - 5 PM, Thurs., 1-6 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1-5 PM. The home is closed on Mondays. You can Meet the Designers on Oct 10th and 17th from 6-8 PM.
23 Lenox Place is listed for $1,195,000 by the Warner Hall Group at Dielmann Sothebys International Realty, 314-725-0009
Saturday night was the big Art of PAWS party to benefit St. Louis Effort for AIDs pet support program. Art was donated by local St. Louis celebrity artist like: Charlie Houska, Fern Taylor and Jeff Kapfer, and then auctioned off. It was fun!
Thursday night I attended the Landmark Association's Annual Benefit. It was held at the glorious Magic Chef Mansion...graciously opened up by Shelly Donoho. Yummy food was on-site from Sub Zero, Herbie's, Joyia and more. Joe Edwards was honored.
Last night I attended the St. Louis Art Museum's SLAM Exposed Party. This was the first year for this fun/stylish party and I hope it is an annual event. The new wing looked great. I was a little surprised to see that the fountain in the Main Hall was no longer there. I need to go back and tour everything again. It is hard to appreciate when you are busy socializing.
Today I went to the annual party to benefit The Frank Lloyd Wright House at Ebsworth Park. This year it was held at the Sauget storage facility and future museum site for the St. Louis Building Arts Foundation. It was exciting to see this site and the enormous amount of building elements that are stored in over 5 large buildings including a foundry. Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers entertained the party goers.
"The image is: Frieze from the West End Hotel, Beinke &Wees Architects, 1892. Larry Giles says that the West End Hotel was once the most fashionable hotel in St. Louis."
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE IN EBSWORTH PARK BENEFIT PARTY
AT THE FUTURE NATIONAL BUILDING ARTS CENTER
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park will celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 146th birthday at a fascinating venue located only a five-minute drive from downtown St. Louis in Sauget, Illinois. The National Building Arts Center houses the country's largest collection of architectural artifacts. This is a very special opportunity to see the restoration-in-progress of the former Sterling Steel Casting Foundry, home of the future museum, and to view the trove of beautiful building fragments — ornamental brick, terra cotta, metalwork, stone, hardware and more — saved from St. Louis landmarks and buildings around the country. Guests will enjoy early jazz and swing music performed by Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers and savor a menu of international street food, beer and wine, gelato, and cake in honor of Mr. Wright’s birthday.
The party is a benefit to raise funds for projects and programs of The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, a non-profit organization formed to save, restore and maintain the house. Individual tickets are $125. To make a reservation, please call 314-822-8359 or e-mail email@example.com.
Last night was Urbanaire to benefit PROMO. I was the honorary chair with the St Louis Post Dispatch's lovely Debra Bass. The event was sold out and has come to be one of the hottest tickets of the year. The event was held at the Contemporary Art Museum.
Yesterday I went to a fun Derby Party out in Sunset Hills. Everyone was dressed stylishly and the food was yummy....lots of bacon, ham and pork....very Southern! There were ladies there also....I forgot to photograph them in all of their splendor!
Last night was a successful night hosting Niche for Dining Out for Life. A group of about 12 of us helped host. The food and service was amazing. Thank you Gerard Craft for having Niche and Pastaria part of Dining Out for Life!
Yesterday I went to Food Outreach's Tasteful Affair Party at the Four Seasons. This is always a special event. Traditionally it was at The Chase, though they moved it this year. A special bonus was that there is a large outdoor space so we could enjoy the great weather.
Wall Ball was last night and as always it was a huge success and a fun party. This is the first year that I was not the highest bidder on a piece of art. I bid on some art, though really just to drive up the prices. I have too much art already.
I promised more pictures from the house concert that was held at my listing at 3406 Hawthorne in Compton Heights. Brian Owens wowed the crowd at a Mad Men Themed evening. The acclaimed Peter Martin accompanied him on the piano. More pictures can be seen HERE.
Last night there was a special house concert at my listing- 3406 Hawthorne in Compton Heights. Brian Owens performed to a group of enchanted guest. The evening was sponsored by Sterling Bank. I left my camera at the house so I will follow up with video and more pictures!
Yesterday I went to the annual party at the Frank Lloyd Wright house at Ebsworth Park. It was a lovely day and a large crowd! Check out the current exhibit which is objects created by mid-century architects. I won the raffle at the party! 4 tickets to see the Farnswoth House in Plano, IL outside of Chicago. I can't wait to go!
Don’t miss this tour of 3 fabulous Mid-Century Modern homes on Sunday, June 3! This is a rare opportunity to view some great designs by important Modern architects. This year, the tour features a home by Paul Rudolph, in conjunction with the Sheldon’s exhibit Made in the Shade: Paul Rudolph’s Florida Houses Revisited, as well as homes by William Adair Bernoudy and Isadore Shank. A pre-tour talk by Andrew Raimist, AIA is scheduled for Noon on Sunday, June 3 at the Sheldon Art Galleries. Busses board at 1:00. 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30 from the Sheldon’s parking lot. VIP Patron bus at 4:00 from the Bernoudy House.
Pre-reserved seating only! More information below. Proceeds from the tour benefit the exhibitions and education programs of the Sheldon Art Galleries. Pass it on!
The Sheldon Art Galleries presents the 2012 Mid-Century Modern Architecture Tour, to benefit the Sheldon Art Galleries, Sunday, June 3, 2012. Scheduled tour busses will depart 1 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. from the Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Blvd. All seats are reserved. Reservations required. Proceeds benefit the exhibitions and educational programs of the Sheldon Art Galleries. The event is made possible in part by Pairings A Catering Company, Chris Kaplan and Ted Wight.
The third annual Sheldon Art Galleries architecture tour features three significant homes designed by Paul Rudolph (1918-1997), William Adair Bernoudy (1910-1988) and Isadore Shank (1902-1992) in Warson Woods, Town and Country and Ladue. This is a rare opportunity to view some of the best examples of modernist and mid-century design in St. Louis. The Sheldon Art Galleries will be open from 12 – 2 p.m. for viewing of Made in the Shade: Paul Rudolph’s Florida Houses Revisited and a Gallery Talk by Andrew Raimist, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, on the architects featured on the tour will be held at 12 p.m. in Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture at The Sheldon.
Tickets are $25 in advance and go on sale Monday, May 14 at 10 a.m. Reservations are required. Student tickets are $15 with I.D. Free first come, first served parking available at The Sheldon. Seating is limited and busses are reserved seating only. Tickets available through MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or at www.TheSheldon.org.
Cornerstone Tickets are $250. Cornerstone tour begins at 4 p.m., departing from the Bernoudy house. Cornerstone tickets include a private champagne bus tour, a cocktail reception at an additional tour home and exclusive after party at the Bernoudy house, a tax deduction and special gift. Tickets are limited! For more details and reservations for Cornerstone tickets, call The Sheldon’s Development Department at 314-533-9900 or e-mail Lauren Wilhite at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Chairs: Phyllis Langsdorf and Andrea Powers-Schankman
Committee: John C. Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP; Esley Hamilton; Chris Kaplan; Barbara McDonnell; Andrew Raimist, AIA; and Ted Wight.
Last night was the annual Wall Ball at 3rd Degree Glass on Delmar. Wall Ball benefits SCOSaG (South City Open Studio and Gallery) I was the successful bidder of my first Fern Taylor piece! This is a great party....make sure you go next year!
Tonight I went to the Modern STL Holiday party at a fun Sappington/ Crestwood house. What a fun crowd! Mid-century (MCM) enthusiast....design enthusiast....just cool people! You need to join this organization. Click HERE for more information!
The stretch along McPherson in the Central West End was alive with activity. Duane Reed Gallery and the William Shearburn Gallery had exciting exhibit openings that brought the fun, arty crowd out! Atrium Gallery was also open...their new exhibit opens this coming Friday.
Last night I attended ALIVE Magazine's Indulge Fashion Show at Plaza Frontenac. It certainly was a fashionable crowd and we got front row seats! Thanks Damon! Tonight I am going to their Liquid Style event down at the Hotel Lumiere.
Last Sunday I attended the benefit at the FLW House in Ebsworth Park. There is a wonderful exhibit going on through the Fall in the house of miniature notable buildings. Now is an ideal time to see the Frank Lloyd Wright home and an interesting exhibit. Click HERE for more information.
Below is a little video that I took of Erin Bode performing. I have never heard her in person...I am now a fan! She had to compete with the cicadas. My video skills are going to improve.
The 10th anniversary celebration benefit for the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park is this Sunday. Tickets are $150. This is late notice...so if you are interested in going....contact me directly via email@example.com and I will see tickets are still available.
I think this is about the 5th year that I and a group of friends have hosted Terrene in the Central West End for Dining Out for Life. We had a full restaurant and raised a nice amount of money for St. Louis Effort for AIDS. Terrene's food and service were perfect, as usual! They have a new dessert item that is so yummy! Homemade donuts served warm with a cup of thick chocolate that is perfect for dunking.
Friday night I attended the uber-fun Wall Ball party at Neo on Locust. Wall Ball Benefits SCOSAG (St. Louis City Open Studio and Gallery). I made it a point not to come home with another painting....I have run out of wall-space. Make sure you attend next year.
Yesterday I attended Food Outreach's Tasteful Affair held at the Chase. Of course the food was yummy! Bryan Young's ribs were exceptional....Sam Orlando's Shepard's Pie served in martini glasses was special....I think I ended up being the top bidder on a grill!
The theme was James Bond....thus the golden girl below....
Here are some pictures from the Modern STL Party last month that was taken at a stunning Chesterfield home of one of the Board members. I remember showing this house to a client when it was for sale a few years ago. The owners did a great job with it....and look at the dynamite furniture. It sits on a Bluff overlooking the valley near the Page Extension. Join this fun group today...click HERE.