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A holiday happening, two additions, and a reminder

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Jeweler Jennifer Walker sent this announcement for a Holiday Gift Sale she and other talented artisans are putting together at 449 N. Euclid (at Washington) this weekend. Enjoy a hot toddy and do your best to win that free gift on Friday evening!  Fri. 5 to 8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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I am very excited to announce that at long last there is an alterations & tailoring business for both men and women in the neighborhood in the lower level of the same building, 447 N. Euclid. Jennifer Ingram, whose impressive credentials are listed on her website, has set up the Apparel Doctor inside Borough Vintage. Jennifer even offers a pick up and delivery service—imagine that!

The new alterations shop within Dawna Sturdivant's Borough Vintage (a popular haunt for locals and visitors from L.A. & N.Y.) was formerly occupied by Kelly Reding's Dauphine Restyled Vintage. Kelly has moved to the first floor of the building across from Christiane's Fine Handcrafted Jewelry.

Apparel Doctor, 449 N. Euclid, walk-in hours: Thurs. & Fri. 11a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment: (314) 844-0SEW (739).

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While I am at it, I am re-posting this flyer for tonight's benefit for the neighborhood's St. Louis Actors' Studio at the new consignment shop, Dazzle Me Twice. I would love to beam myself over (since I am still stuck at home) to look through Marty London's selections. Love the Actors' Studio, love a bargain!    Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Events, Sightings Food and Drink Handmade Services Shop News  St. Louis Actors' Studio Nick Guzman Kelly Reding Green Bean Dazzle Me Twice Dawna Sturdivant Dauphine Vintage Christiane Danna Borough Vintage Apparel Doctor
Finally, a notice from Nick Guzman on the Grand Opening of his quick healthy salad restaurant, Green Bean, this Saturday at 232 N. Euclid (just south of Maryland), see above.

Inspiring isn't it? New investment in the neighborhood by small business owners deserves your attention and support. Do your best to shop and dine locally this holiday season! 

Tony’s Newsstand Celebrates 6th Birthday!

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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.  Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings Services

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.

Meet Photographer Gail Fleming

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Last fall photographer Gail Fleming leased a small studio at 449 N. Euclid. She photographs her subjects on location, so the tiny space serves as a place to meet with potential clients and display her work. The Consulate Building, at the corner of Euclid and Washington, is populated with small businesses like Gail's, including fashion boutiques Borough Vintage and Calla Lily (for prom & special occasion dresses), Christiane Fine Jewelry, Jennifer Walker Jewelry, The Purple Door Salon, and Lorrice Edwards Design & Interiors.

Gail graduated from Webster University in 1998 with a Fine Arts Degree in Photography. Immediately after graduation, she started her business operating out of her home. Gail leased a space on Brentwood for a while, but when her son entered kindergarten closer to her home in South City's Francis Park Neighborhood, she re-located her business to the CWE, which was where she wanted to be all along. Gail and her husband Robert, who is Art Director of Stealth Creative downtown, met in a martial arts class.

Gail specializes in wedding and children's photography. Her customers find her through word-of-mouth and from websites such as stlouisweddings and stlwed.com. A list of her many photography awards can be found on her website. In the "most unusual wedding" category, she photographed a couple who met at a Star Trek Convention and staged their "Star Trek Wedding" at the St. Louis Science Center. The wedding party dressed in character, and the wedding cake was in the shape of—you guessed it—the Starship Enterprise. Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture For Children Services Shop News  The Purple Door Stealth Creative Jenny Walker Jewelry Gail Fleming Photography Christiane Danna Jewelry Boutique Calla Lily Borough Vintage

She finds that children photograph more naturally where they are the most comfortable— at a playground, playing in a pile of Autumn leaves, or in their own backyard. To see more of Gail's work, her price list, and calendar of available dates, check out her website here.

Gail Fleming Photography, 449 N. Euclid, (314) 518-9921.