Sunday, December 21, 2008

What Would You Pay for Such a Fabulous Time in St. Louis? Week 3 Recap

Go Directly to the December 2008 or Winter 2009 Calendar.
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Sunday, Dec 14 - Attended the Lafayette Square Holiday Parlour Tour.
Cost: $0
We toured twelve beautiful historical homes in the Lafayette Park neighborhood. If you love history or architecture or housing design, then you would love house tours, this one especially. Later, we enjoyed a fabulous banquet of food and wine. See the special label for the Lafayette Square House Tour by Chaumette Winery of Ste. Genevieve, MO.Now this house tour cost $20 person. How did we enjoy all of this culture and fun for free? We volunteered with Fuel for the City to serve as docents for the tour. Fuel for the City is this city's most vivacious all-volunteer organization. Network, socialize, and serve. And membership is free. Join now.

At the Post-event banquet.


Some home owners dressed in period clothing.

Tuesday, Dec 16 - An elegant evening of Classical Music with a String Quartet of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Soprano Marliss Hudson.
Visit this link to read the recap and check out the photos.
Cost: $0
It was a full house of music lovers. Later there was wine and cheese. Tower Grove Park Piper Palm House hosts weekly free music concerts all the time. See you at one soon.
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Thursday, Dec 18 - A Night to Remember at the New Roberts Brother Hotel
Cost: $0
Visit this link to read the recap and check out the photos.
The Holiday party was spectacular and food and wine and cocktails poured. A truly beautiful evening complete with some elbow rubbing with local celebrities and policy-makers.
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Saturday, Dec 20 - A Reggae-licious night with Mario Pascal and Roots Fusion at Meskereem Ethiopian Restaurant
Cost: $5
Live music is always good and I love their style - a reggae, Afro-caribbean, R&B fusion. Reminded me of Stevie Wonder, Doobie Brothers, and India.Arie all stewed together in a delicious spicy peanut butter soup. Umm-umm good. It really took me back to my youth. On my BioDad side of the family - he and my uncle performed music like this at the family house. Acoustic & bass guitars jamming, saxophones blowing, African dancing, and lots of love fatigue-clad happy-nappy dredlocked peoples. It was great. Check Mario Pascal & Roots Fusion out and download some free tunes. Also enjoying the show were songstresses COCOSOUL and Marlisa Hudson and photographer Lance O Thurman on their evenings off.
The Band: Mario Pascal and Roots Fusion
Mario Pascal
Group shot with Marlissa Hudson, CoCo Soul and Lance O. Thurman

Having a truly great week, Hanging out with Great People, and Blogging all About it - Priceless!

2 comments:

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itsalovethang said...

For a great time, the choice is simple : The St Louis Fete Society. . .Internationally known, locally accepted. . . Why party with anyone else ?