February 2008

February 24, 2008

Want Justin Timberlake All Up On You?

Well, then, you're in luck: fashion-forward Daisy Clover is now carrying JT's William Rast denim line, in Stella for the ladies. Owner Natalie admits there may be some jean afterglow because so many chicks want him as their boyfriend...but it must be said the man makes a nice jean. Even smarter? The Stella cut runs a little big, so you can slip down a size. Good boy, Justin.

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February 20, 2008

Taste Treat of the Week: Panarchy Cakes!

Our friends down at the Black Bear Bakery — providers of tasty breads and sweets to locations around town — have held occasional all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts to raise funds for the anarchist collective behind the ovens. Now, it seems their breakfasts will become a regular offering, kicked off last Saturday by a pancake/French toast free-for-all that left the packed storefront full and happy. (mmm, raspberry sauce...) So, every Saturday, head down to the spot at 2639 Cherokee between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and stuff your gullet with organic coffee, delish anarchist pancakes, French toast, etc. (There are menu options, including eggs, toast, sweet pastries and granola for the non-cake-inclined.) Throw in free WiFi and it's a full day affair!

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February 13, 2008

Shangri-La Moves North?

We hear tell that vegetarian haven Shangri-La Diner might be giving up its groovy Cherokee location and moving to North County; specifically, to the newest stretch of retail downstairs/residential upstairs "loft" buildings along Florissant Rd. in old-town Ferguson. Will South City hipsters follow owner Patrice Mari and her African peanut stew there? Stay tuned....

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February 11, 2008

Mezzanine Online

Would-be fashionistas who (a) don't leave the house or (b) don't live in town now have no excuses: Central West End boutique Mezzanine now has a fully functional online shopping presence, right here. It looks to be pretty comprehensive.

Although really, dear, how are you going to be a well-known fashionista if you don't get out there and squeeze the fabric for yourself?

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February 07, 2008

Two years of green

A favorite city haunt of Miss Cherry & friends is Home Eco, St. Louis' first (and to our knowledge, still only) green general store, located at 4611 Macklind in the charming Southampton 'hood. As of tomorrow, the venture is two years old—if you haven't stopped by lately to chat with co-owners Terry Winkelmann and Phil Judd, you'll have a great opportunity to do so later this month. On Feb. 20, they're throwing themselves an anniversary party and White Sale, giving away a rain barrel and free gifts with purchases.

Do stop by.

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February 06, 2008

Le Fin for Faust's?

Reports coming out of downtown's favorite rustic/haute dining spot indicate the restaurant (and its host, the Adam's Mark Hotel) will be sold to Hyatt within the day...leaving the restaurant's future uncertain. Better make backup Valentine's Day reservations!

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February 05, 2008

Music to my arteries

Oh, the mid-winter dirge I've been humming tunelessly over the past 24 hours just got a lot peppier, ever since I found out that Companion has heard my silent prayers and answered, with Thursday, February 14, kicking off their new Grilled Cheese Thursdays. Perhaps they're taking a cue from g.c.-mad L.A.? At any rate, last week, I posited there were no sweeter two words, in combination, in the English language than "snow day"; now, I think the sweetest triumvirate might be "grilled cheese Thursdays." Oh, and add "homemade tomato soup" to that list, too.

It's all happening at the Central West End location, where small-batch artisanal cheese and fresh, crusty bread will unite to transport you to Grilled Cheese Nirvana.

UPDATE, 2/13: Here's the menu of all the grilled cheeses you can enjoy!

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