The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.
The licensed and trained chauffeurs at St. Louis Limousine introduce their passengers to the high life with a fleet of 13 types of luxury vehicles, spanning from Lincoln Town Cars that seat four passengers to limousine coaches that seat up to 34. Party lighting and perimeter seating accentuate stretch Cadillac Escalades and Ford Excursions, which add a festive touch to bachelor parties, proms, and nights out on the town.
The Crack Fox entertains crowds with delicious libations, marathons of dance and music, and a lineup of quirky, off-off-off-Broadway entertainment. An impressive variety of live acts, DJs, and bands takes the stage, from fire-breathing circus troupes and heavy metal outfits to burlesque reimaginings of old Newhart episodes. Beams of colorful light pierce through the warm decor of crimson walls during dance parties, and original cocktails and more than 60 beers grace the marble bar top.
Artists. Designers. Musicians. Community activists. The photographers behind Brea Photography are all of these things, which infuse their images with warmth, passion, and detail. Their style also exhibits a touch of vintage appeal. Black-and-white photos capture candid shots of casually dressed families as they crowd on the couch and share laughs. Other portraits show how muted colors can pop with a little contrast. This classic approach, blended with modern techniques, can be applied to all sessions, including weddings, headshots, and maternity.
For weddings, Brea Photography goes the extra mile to ensure that the bride and groom only have to worry about saying "I do." The photographers not only photograph the event, but also show up with safety pins, super glue, and power bars for cases of wardrobe malfunctions or growling stomachs that might standup and object the wedding. A thorough checklist agreed upon prior to the wedding makes sure the photography plans go on without a hitch, mapping out photographs for each and every step of the ceremony and reception.
Brea Photography's well-rounded team not only feels a sense of responsibility to their clients, but also to the environment. Throughout the photo-shoot process, they do everything they can to reduce their carbon footprints and keep their handprints from looking like chain-smoking turkeys. For instance, they assemble eco-friendly photo albums, use rechargeable batteries, deliver images to clients electronically, and recycle their old photography gear.
Being the first espresso bar in St. Louis had its drawbacks. When The Brevé Coffee Company opened its doors in 1995, the concept of a latte was unfamiliar to most residents in the downtown area, and the shop only made $58 its first day in business. But as owner Kevin Wiesehan and his wife added in flavorful small-batch-roasted coffee beans, a panini press, and savory café food, business started to boom. Brevé now has three locations throughout the St. Louis area.
In these coffee shops, baristas serve up expertly poured coffees alongside sandwiches, veggie wraps, and salads. Hand-dipped ice-cream treats with Ghirardelli chocolate, shots of house espresso, or foamy pours of root beer are both decadent and refreshing, much like waltzing with an ice sculpture of Fred Astaire.
We import and source high quality, well designed items that are generally handcrafted, often by internationally known artisans. We also mix it up with market finds and other special pieces that you can't find elsewhere. By offering these pieces we are supporting families that we know, which we feel is very important.