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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty. Ted is the #1 agent in the office & a top-ranked realtor in the St. Louis area.
Last Saturday The Opop Tower downtown (Former Robert's Tower) was the setting for a 50th Birthday Gala for Charlie Houska. With a chinoiserie theme and a festive group of friends- it was the place to be!
The 2014 VP Ball was complete with glamour, pomp and fun. There were even some protestors in front of the hotel for a little bit.
From the St. Louis Post Dispatch today:
Merrill Clark Hermann was crowned Queen of Love and Beauty on Saturday night at the 130th annual Veiled Prophet Ball.
Hermann, the daughter of Signa and Robert R. Hermann Jr., was among 70 young women who made their formal entrance into society at the ball attended by more than 2,000 people at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
Hermann, a college sophomore majoring in business, is a graduate of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. Her community service includes being a co-founder of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital youth board, a national Charity League member and a food outreach volunteer.
She was captain of her high school varsity squash team and a member of the varsity tennis team.
The retiring queen is Katherine Falk Desloge, daughter of Ann and Stephen F. Desloge.
The Veiled Prophet ball is held each December. It’s a tradition in St. Louis that dates to 1878.
The Veiled Prophet Organization is a civic group that is also behind the annual VP Parade and Fair St. Louis.
About 30 people protesting police shootings in Ferguson and around the nation marched and shouted chants outside the Hyatt as the ball was taking place inside. A line of police blocked the entrance to the hotel.
Police reported one arrest, a 46-year-old man who was charged with third-degree assault for allegedly shoving the doorman at the posh Tony’s restaurant. Police said he pushed the doorman when told he could not enter without a reservation, then tried to run from police.
And a picture of me and my son, Nicholas, a junior at Marquette University. My other son was sick :(
Last night McPherson Ave in the CWE was hopping with the Ted Collier show. All the fashionistas were out and then filtered into the area restaurants. I ended up at Herbie's. Their Shrimp and Grits really is the best thing in the world!
(I may need to buy myself a new phone for my X mas present....my photos are getting pretty bad.)
One of the many benefits of being a member of Modern STL is being invited to their fun parties! Last night we celebrated the Holiday Season at a cool home in the Ridgewood subdivision in Crestwood. This Ralph Fournier-designed home is super stylish! What a fun party! Join now by clicking HERE.
Last night I attended a fabulous Holiday Party at a special home on Portland Place. The new owner has completely redone the interior and it is smart! Interiors by Jimmie Jamieson. David Schwartz catered the elegant affair.
Recently I went to a party to kick off the new BET series- Nellyville. Nelly rented a gorgeous, contemporary Ladue home to showcase his family life. I know....a little convoluted, though that is Hollywood. Over 125 guests attended the party at the home.
The home was designed by William Bernoudy and was transformed into a lovely contemporary home by the current owners. It may not look like a typical Bernoudy anymore, though it is quite cool and stylish.....complete with an elevator!
Last night I had a successful Client Appreciation Party that was co-hosted with Meghan and Matt Mach of Star Insurance/ PURE and Steve Strick and Shannon Martini of Gershman Mortgage. The event was held at the Houska Gallery in the CWE and was catered by The Social Affair. Thank you for everyone who came....they even received gift bags with fun items including a Houska fishbowl cookie created by a dear client/friend and then iced by Companion Bakery.
Last night I had the treat of going to the opening celebration party for the renovated Magnolia Hotel (formerly The Mayfair) and the OPOP Tower (formerly Roberts Tower). It was quite a party and the spaces were gorgeous! Tony Montano of Buds did the flowers....and they were plentiful, fragrant and lovely!
Last Thursday I took my dear mother and handsome son to the Preview Party for the 2014 Ladue News Decorator's Show House. We loved all of the designer's rooms....and especially the Master Suite designed by David Deatherage. The show goes through October 19th....so hurry.
The Ladue News has selected 34 Briarcliff in Ladue to be ther 2014 Decorator's Show House. I can't wait to see what they have done to this colonial home. I grew up at 8 Briarcliff. My parents lived there for about 27 years. Great memories!
The Preview Party is this Thursday 6-8 PM
Order tickets for the Preview Party or for general tours HERE
Yesterday was the fun benefit at the Frank Lloyd Wright house at Ebsworth Park. We lucked out with the weather and had a gorgeous afternoon. Pokey Lafarge was wonderful. He delighted every age at the party. The problem is now going to be how to top him for next year's entertainment!
It was a gorgeous evening in the Central West End last Friday for the McPherson Gallery openings. Live music was on the street and area restaurants provided food at the galleries. The fashionable crowd was out to see the latest exhibits at Houska, Duane Reed and Philip Slein Galleries.
Mark Newport and Beverly Mayeri @ Duane Reed Gallery
An annual art sensation, voted Best Arts Fundraiser by the Riverfront Times!
When: Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 7pm to 11pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
$30 General Admission, $50 VIP (includes beer + wine)
Photo by JJ Lane – Be Lovely Photography
Wall Ball is one of the most anticipated art and social events of the year. In a unique silent auction format, Wall Ball showcases the live creative process of top established and emerging artists in St. Louis while patrons compete to secure these unique, original artworks. This lively party is attended by over 500 art enthusiasts, collectors and admirers every year.
Photo by JJ Lane – Be Lovely Photography
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Last night I went to the 129th Veiled Prophet Ball. Katherine Desloge was crowned the new Queen. The evening was full of beauty, pomp and elegance. My feet were tired. I had the job of escorting Retiring Queen, Margaret Schnuck, though the post presentation events....though was able to duck out before the Queen's Supper. Here are some random pictures of the debutants with my Hiptsomatic ap!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.