photo courtesy of Holliday
It’s Easter weekend, and in addition there are birthdays to celebrate, and “cheer-up” gifts we might send to friends. Peruse Holliday’s website, 4600 Olive, for a charming selection of plush bunnies, birthday candles, lotions, stationery, and much more.
Curbside pick up is available across the street at Bowood Farms, 4605 Olive, from 10 to 3 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Order online and give them a call when you arrive: (314) 454-6868.
Holliday, 4600 Olive St.
It’s a great time to pick up a new book, play Go Fish, $12,99, or start a new puzzle. You’ll find many of these and other ideas on Left Bank Books website.
The neighborhood bookstore has been hosting live book readings for kids on its Facebook page (here’s Secret Pizza Party from the other day), and author events (I enjoyed Cara Black’s recent appearance promoting her latest, Three Hours in Paris). Check the Facebook page often as different staff members are frequently live streaming, and this is turning out to be quite entertaining as they navigate new ways to sell books. (Watch Shane share his favorite titles while socially distancing with kitchen sink gloves.)
Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid, offers curbside delivery, sidewalk hand-off, or shipping.
St. Louis Art Supply, 4532 Olive, online, is the spot to find your favorite art supplies to keep your creative juices flowing, or perhaps it’s time to try a new artistic endeavor—anything goes these days, nobody’s looking.
The website is chock full of items to consider. Here is a photo of the kids section sent by co-proprietor Carson Monetti. Send a message on the online form for anything you see above and Carson or Zena will get back to you right away.
Porch deliveries are available on orders $49+, so if a city resident selects free standard shipping on an order of that size, it will be dropped on the porch even though the site doesn’t say that. Smaller orders and those going outside the city will be shipped USPS.
Pi Pizzeria, Euclid and McPherson, is offering special deal meals for families via curbside pickup from 4 to 8 p.m.
From the website:
$10 Pi Pizza Maker Kit – Dough, sauce, cheese and pepperoni – you assemble with the kiddos and challenge them, and yourself with math problems for all levels. Guaranteed to burn at least 30 minutes of home-schooling!
More information here.
Feed the kiddos for $3.14 – Buy any large pizza, and get a small thin Cheese or Pepperoni pizza for $3.14. Carryout only. If you order online, your bill will be adjusted at pickup. pi-pizza.com/order
The New York Times posted a kid’s recipe for Mug Cake, above. When I tested it I used an oversized cup, so it’s not nearly as skimpy as it appears in the photograph. It was fun and easy to make—quite delicious too. The recipe is here.
You might also consider listening to The Daily Podcast: A Kids Guide to Coronavirus . Most of the questions were from 4 year olds, so it’s definitely accessible to almost all ages. Listen first though, as it may not be appropriate for everyone in your household. It certainly enlightened this kid (at heart).
Stay healthy and stay strong. Hope to see you soon.