An Insider’s Guide to St. Louis, Missouri

Where to Shop in St. Louis
Future Ancestor is by far the most exciting Shaw store in recent history, selling modern vintage items, mid-century furniture and carpets, and locally sourced homeware. May’s Place is a modern take on an old general store on a quiet side street. Immerse yourself in a green world at Bowood Farms, one of the cutest kindergartens in the world, showcasing decor, books and anything playful hearts need to create a house and garden worthy of Pinterest. Byrd in Clayton and The Vault in Brentwood are treasure troves of the high-end show with designer clothes, shoes, bags and accessories that have never been worn or carefully used. Based in the Central West End, Fauxgerty is an eco-friendly, pet-friendly garment made in St. Louis and LA. When you’re ready to venture a bit west, head to Civil Alchemy, a beautiful general store selling functional lifestyle products, from their own brand of gin to jeans and Japanese garden tools.

Civil alchemyPhoto: Courtesy Chris Bauer / @cbauerphoto

Places to stay in St. Louis
New is not always better, and nowhere is this more evident than at Chase Park Plaza. A bastion of grandeur and grandeur, The Chase is a St. Louis legend nestled in one of the most vibrant and architecturally significant neighborhoods. The Chase opened in 1922 and has hosted endless megawatt artists like Tony Bennett, Sophie Tucker and Nat King Cole. Presidents and movie stars visited it regularly, and its cheesy pool hosted some of the best parties in town. Even today, The Chase offers all modern conveniences and is only steps away from Forest Park.

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