Photos compliments of CWEA President John Berglund
Young Jack Berglund and his sister Chloe (shown below) created signage for Tony Streckfuss in honor of his newsstand's 6th birthday. There were days last summer when Tony thought he would be forced to close his business at the corner of Euclid and Maryland. Luckily all is well–or at least better–and a celebration is in order. Those readers hungry for the news along with their four-legged sidekicks in search of a dog biscuit, can count on Tony to dish it out every day of the week.
Tony Streckfus's Newsstand is open everyday, from very, very early in the a.m. until he decides to call it a day, corner of Euclid and Maryland.
Today's NY Times has an article in Thursday Styles on "yarn bombing," a "cozy, feminine style of graffiti" that is popping up all over the world. Contrary to the notion that St. Louis catches a trend a year after it surfaces on either coast, we had a "yarn bombing" of our own last May, see above, below, and read more about it here.
I never found out who the kindly knitter was, but I hope her/his work will surface again sometime soon. Today's article on the subject is a welcome diversion from the more sensational news of the week. Dive into it here.
While the Central West End is a neighborhood full of young families, only few shops carry baby gear. The gift shop at the Chase Park Plaza has an assortment of stuffed toys and baby sets by Carter, Bowood Farms stocks unusual toys and children's hats—and, on occasion, I've been able to find baby gifts at Mary Jane's at 387 N. Euclid.
It was a pleasure then to discover that Relish, the gift shop inside The Great Frame-Up at 22 N. Euclid, has introduced a line of baby clothes. There is a great selection of monogrammed basics to choose from—stocking caps, $15, onesies in short or long-sleeves, $20 to $23, and swaddle blankets, $40. Samples of different monogram styles and color combinations are shown above. Allow two weeks for delivery, though if you are in a hurry, Relish offers to rush the process along.
Relish inside The Great Frame Up, 22 N. Euclid, (314) 863-8333.