Tour: St. Louis Midcentury Modern Architecture
Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Departs from the Saint Louis Art Museum
In conjunction with its new exhibit, St. Louis Modern: The Era of Innovative Design, The St. Louis Art Museum is sponsoring this bus tour. See and learn about highlights of midcentury modern architecture throughout St. Louis on this lively bus tour presented by Michael Allen, director of the Preservation Research Office.
Tickets are $50 ($40 for members of the Art Museum and may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museum’s Information Centers or through MetroTix at metrotix.com or 314-534-1111. All tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets purchased at the Museum.
Here is a wonderful picture of my family in the early 60’s leaving for Nantucket from Lambert Airport. I was not born yet….
From left to right: My Aunt Nancy, my mother, my father (deceased), Cousin Sky, Aunt Bunny, Uncle Swede (deceased), my brother John, Cousin Holly, Mary (the housekeeper), Cousin Heather & My Grandmother Wight (deceased)
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For Thanksgiving I was responsible for making pies. I made a yummy Apple & Blueberry pie with double crust on the bottom. I had one extra pie crust and thought…why not..more crust is better! It was! I also made a Derby Pie and from Food and Wine Magazine- Pumpkin-and-White Chocolate Mousse Pie. It was the winner of my unofficial balloting with the family.
Pumpkin-and-White Chocolate Mousse Pie
This reimagined pumpkin pie from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in San Francisco has an ethereal pumpkin-and-white-chocolate-mousse filling and a stellar, crunchy crust.
1/4 cup macadamia nuts
10 whole graham crackers, broken into small pieces
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon fine cornmeal
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon unflavored powdered gelatin
3 1/2 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
2 large egg yolks
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 small bay leaf
One 2-inch cinnamon stick
2 pinches of ground allspice
1 pinch of grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
MAKE THE CRUST Preheat the oven to 325°. Toast the macadamias on a pie plate for 15 minutes, until golden. Let cool.
In a food processor, pulse the graham crackers until finely ground; transfer to a bowl. In the processor, pulse the macadamias until finely ground;
add to the bowl. Add all of the remaining ingredients to
the bowl and mix well. Press the crust over the bottom and up the side of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for about 20 minutes, until set. Transfer to a rack and cool.
MEANWHILE, MAKE THE FILLING In a bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over 1/3 cup of water; let stand for 5 minutes. Place the white chocolate in a large bowl.
In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the granulated sugar. In
a small saucepan, simmer 3/4 cup of the heavy cream with the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, allspice, nutmeg and vanilla for 1 minute. Discard the cinnamon stick and bay leaf. While whisking constantly, slowly drizzle the heavy cream mixture into the egg mixture. Whisk in the gelatin mixture. Immediately pour the hot egg mixture over the white chocolate; let stand for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Whisk in the pumpkin puree and salt until incorporated. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.
In a small bowl, whisk the remaining 1/4 cup of heavy cream until soft peaks form; fold into the pumpkin filling until incorporated. Scrape the filling into the baked crust and spread in an even layer. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
*The pie can be refrigerated overnight.*
CONTRIBUTED BY MR. HOLMES BAKEHOUSE PHOTO © CON POULOS PUBLISHED
Extra family pics!
My sons- Nicholas and Teddy (with his hip beard)
My brother from NY State and mother
The six grandsons….no grandaughters!
It’s about time for some new office space in Clayton!
According to NextSTL, “Apogee Associates LLC is proposing a $68M, 14-Story, 233K sf Class A office building at 8125 Forsyth in downtown Clayton.” At this point, there is still a lot of speculation on what will actually end up happening. But I am excited to see what come of it. The location that it is slated to be constructed at is currently the location of a vacant, two-story office building. The tenants left a few years back because of previous speculation for development. At this point it is not known what businesses plan to use the office space, as it has not been made public knowledge. However, we do know that this building will be strictly office space at this point as the plans do not show any retail space. Unlike the new building going up at the corner of Maryland and Gay avenue where a multi-story mixed condo/retail space is being constructed (click here to see my previous post on this).
8125 Forsyth to be the spot of the replacement 14 story building
For more information and a detailed account of this story, please visit NextSTL here!
I am thankful for you!
I recently received a letter from a client that I wanted to share, as it really warmed my heart.
Reflecting on the past year. I am reminded of how thankful I am that you were at the helm when Matt and I sold our home.
Thank you. The dedication and talent you bring to your work is apparent, and left a lasting impression. Happy Thanksgiving!”
Making an impression on someone like above absolutely resonates with me. This Thanksgiving I am reminded of all my amazing clients, family and friends. I am so happy to have you all in my life, and I am not sure what I would do without you. I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday and get to spend time with those whom you love. Always feel free to contact me if you ever need anything at all…
Hard work pays off!
I have been running my St Louis Style Blog for some time now, and it is actually about to reach 1 million total views. I know, crazy right? Because of this, I realized that it was time to give the blog a new, more modern look. I also decided that it would be nice to have a blog for niche areas, like Clayton. Introducing the spinoff to St Louis Style Blog..
The blog will focus on Art, Architecture, Developments, and things happening specifically in Clayton. I couldn’t be more excited! I hope that my readers will share in my excitement, as I hope to bring so much more new and interactive content to you. Next on my list is to start weekly videos… You will just have to stick around and see what we come up with.
If you have any suggestions (for this site, or the new one) on content you would like me to talk about, send and email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trying new restaurants.
Located in the up and coming SOHA neighborhood @4611 Macklind Ave is the new restaurant- Copper Pig. The atmosphere is cool and it was bustling on a Saturday night. I went to dinner with a friend before a house party. We started with the Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Miso and Bacon which was served warm and a delight. For the main course, my dinner guest has the Braised Short Rib, which took a while to come out, though was very tasty. I had the Bulgogi Cheesesteak sandwich. I have never met a cheesesteak sandwich that I did not like, though this one was a little heavy on the bread and uneventful. It came with tater tots which were basically tater tots with catsup…I guess I have been spoiled by the variety of french fries served in restaurants across town. (I am still thinking about the yummy Truffle Parmesan French Fries I had at Basso a couple nights before!) We were too full for dessert, though the table next to us looked like they were enjoying some delicious desserts.
When in the neighborhood, check out artist Julie Malone’s SOHA Studio and Gallery. Also nearby are two other yummy restaurants: Russell’s and Grapeseed.