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2017 CWEA 4th of July Parade Part II

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As soon as parade-goers reached the Maryland Plaza fountain, Central West End Association board member Anna Cardot and CWEnder Anne Stroube, hidden from view, were on deck scooping jeni’s ice cream into cups as fast as they could. KMOV reporter Alexis Zotos (in white top) —in charge of sprinkles—said they lost count of how many cups of ice cream they dished…a lot.

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Performers from Circus Kaput engaged an eager audience in their magic tricks, above and below.

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A sweet-dreaming parade-goer.

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I hope you can see the expression on the driver’s face. “Quick!  No one’s looking, where’s the pedal?”

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The Maryland Plaza fountain always captures attention.

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Thanks again to CWEA board member Kate Walter, Director Jess Batchelor and CWEnder Bridget Collins for organizing this year’s parade. And to all the CWEA board members who participated in-front-of or behind-the-scenes (Greg Stroube, etc.) to make the 2017 4th of July Parade a rousing success.

Special thanks to the firemen from Engine House 28, officers from the St. Louis Mounted Police, Jim Whyte of the CWE Neighborhood Security Office, and Nathan Ambus, who manages to keep Maryland Plaza as beautiful and welcoming as it is. And many thanks to jeni’s manager, Cassie Hughes, for the splendid ice cream.

Katy Noonan’s Living Collective pops-up at TechArtista

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It seems clear that Katy Noonan has found a following for her offbeat Living Collective merchandise. Recently, a former customer stopped by her new location at TechArtista Co-Working Environment, 4818 Washington Ave., and asked: “Do you know there’s a shop similar to yours at The Vino Gallery?” Noonan replied that she had relocated her shop from the Vino Gallery location about 4 months ago. Living Collective began as a pop-up for holiday season 2015 and remained at The Vino Gallery for a little over a year.

When Alex Head needed more room to accommodate special events, Noonan moved into a ground-floor space at TechArtista, where she finds the collaborative environment energizing.  There, she has the advantage of a built-in clientele and frequent member events to showcase her wares. Noonan also mentioned that proximity to Bowood Farms, just east on Olive, is an extra bonus.

Above, Theresa Moher adds her artistic touch to Living Collective’s storefront.

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A couple of years ago when Katy Noonan, above, moved back to St. Louis from New York, she realized how much she missed home. “It’s easier to reach out and connect with people here,” she said. And when Noonan explored retail in St. Louis she discovered that shops were not carrying brands and designers that were edgier and more whimsical, that she knew of from managing stores in other cities – Boston, New York and Chicago. Read earlier post here to learn more about this young entrepreneur.

In the photo above, Noonan is holding a dress by Nooworks, $120, a S.F.-based company that features custom textiles designed by independent artists. Robin Eisenberg designed the fabric on the dress shown above.

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Left, Native Youth’s striped jumpsuit is $130, and right, Lucca’s “Cher-like” wide-leg strapless jumpsuit is $88.

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Left: Elohim by Sabrina Goh’s polyester & viscose skirt, $250, is paired with an airy off-the-shoulder top with straps and bell sleeves, $190. Right: Brooklyn-based Wray’s lovely white (or black, not shown) linen & viscose tie dress, $230.

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New York designer Rachel Antonoff’s embroidered Betty & Veronica jacket is $188.

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Left: Noonan designed Living Collective “pizza  ghost” art tees, $24—”because I like spooky things and pizza too,” she explained. Right: Wray’s hi-waisted cotton green pants, $150.

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Living Collective has an exclusive on the late Laura Busony’s unusual hand-crafted bracelets, necklaces & rings, $45 to $300. Busony attended Pratt Institute and started her Brooklyn-based  jewelry business, LAB, in 2010. Her designs have been featured in British Vogue, Anthropologie, Elle Mexico and Lucky Magazine.

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Local designer Victoria Cates, whose label is called Potion23, creates embroidered patches, $18and up, to whipstitch on tees, bags or pillows. Partially visible beneath the patches is Potion23’s embroidered pink beret, $180, $95.

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Living Collective carries Cates’ gorgeous one-and-only “Coral Garden” stretch-belt with silver clasp, above, $320.

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Living Collective’s selection of shoe brands includes designer Ty McBride’s “intentionally blank” styles (top photo), $168 to $198. Bottom photo: Huuli Print R/H and Superga shoes are $86.

Living Collective, 4818 Washington Ave., is open Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 7 p.m., or by appointment: hello@living-collective.com.

 

A repost of Wade & Bea Crowders’ Wine Garden on McPherson

This is a reprint of a post from late summer, 2010. It’s Part 2 of  today’s “Remembering Wade Crowder.

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Bea and Wade Crowder, whom you may remember as the operators of a wildly popular pop-up shop on Euclid during the holiday season, are the kind of neighbors who have a perpetual welcome mat at their back gate. In fact they, and some of the same neighbors who drop by regularly for movie nights and impromptu gatherings, have created a wine garden in their backyard on McPherson.

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If you look closely through the iron entry gate laced with tiny white lights (above), catch a glimpse of Mark Crowder (Wade’s brother) sculpture in the side yard.

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From details such as the handsome architectural artifacts hanging on a garage wall and the back of the house, to the beautiful plantings, I was charmed by the clever use of space.

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For instance, I assumed that the elephant ear surrounded by greenery next to the backsteps (above) was planted in a bed. Instead the plants are in pots and arranged to look as if they are in-ground.

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A fashionable buddha with a sweet potato vine skirt sports a stylish head wrap and amber-colored beads.
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The Crowders have lived in their house on McPherson since 1988. When they decided to invest energy into transforming a rather desolate backyard, they cleverly invited the neighbors to help. Wade had six pallets of brick delivered to the alley, and fourteen people showed up to pitch in. The men carried the bricks, while the women put them in place. Four hours later they were toasting the fruits of their labor with glasses of wine.

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Wade was also a very talented artist. This is a drawing I photographed during that visit.