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Hannah Murray

Some boutiques have a little bit of everything, BUT some have a lot of everything! That’s how I feel when I …

December 10, 2018

I recently popped into Never Enough-51 N. Gore Ave 63119 to meet new owner Lisa Lorenz and see all the gorgeous goods she …

November 12, 2018

Friends, I am beyond excited to introduce two things to you this week. First up, is the freshly updated Hantastic! Do you love? …

October 27, 2018

Had a great visit to Leopard Boutique – 20 Allen Ave 63119 this week! Owner Rachel Sauter always stocks the best pieces, …

August 30, 2018

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, you can find me hanging with a few close pals next weekend at Elleard Heffern …

April 11, 2018

A constant complaint I hear from women is “I literally don’t know how to shop!” They feel overwhelmed, aren’t sure of their …

April 10, 2018

It’s one of my favorite things- there’s a new shoe store in town!! Naked Boot & Shoe- 8157 Big Bend Blvd 63119 recently …

February 22, 2018

My recent visit to Lusso-165 Carondelet Plaza 63105 made me super happy! This lovely shop is one of my local faves- there is …

February 6, 2018

I have loved shopping at Leopard Boutique- 20 Allen Ave 63119 since it first opened in 2012. Since then it has turned into a …

December 12, 2017

Some sales are so special, they only happen once a year. Like The Cashmere Sale- 10424 Manchester Ave 63122. This annual pop-up shop …

November 7, 2017

A long time favorite on the St. Louis shopping scene, Paperdolls Boutique has added a new location- 12095 Manchester Rd 63131. I popped …

September 21, 2017

I stopped by the new Kirkwood location of Hey Lottie–121 N. Kirkwood Rd 63122 this week. So much amazing merchandise! Hey Lottie is a …

September 6, 2017

Really enjoyed my recent visit to Laurie Solet-1176 Town & Country Crossing Dr 63017 They have some lovely pieces per usual. You may …

May 28, 2017

Paid a visit to one of my long time favorite boutiques this week- Ju Ju B’s 48 Four Seasons Shopping Ctr 63017. And …

May 15, 2017

Love the changing of seasons! Warm weather, flowers blooming and best of all..fun new styles are everywhere!!  A visit to Poseys Boutique in …

April 22, 2017

Aren’t you so glad it’s finally warm outside? Wait, no, now it’s cold again…sigh…no, there it goes, back to warm! Springtime in …

March 27, 2017

The weather in St. Louis may not be exactly screaming Spring yet…but a girl can hope, right?

January 9, 2017

The holidays are supposed to be a quiet and relaxing season, right? Some years can feel more like a season of coming …

December 19, 2016

A visit to Leopard Boutique-20 Allen Ave 63119 helped me

November 22, 2016

One of my little quirks is that I am constantly on the lookout for any type of fashionable clothing.  

October 25, 2016

I’m running a really fun giveaway contest this week on Hantastic’s Instagram @sohantastic!

September 27, 2016

Usually when I’m shopping, I listen for a little voice inside that sounds a lot like Mr. M and it says “Do you …

September 24, 2016

Gorgeous skies, good pizza, a clean car and new boutiques- these are a few of my favorite things! I crossed that last …

September 18, 2016

Okay, so it’s not exactly sweater weather yet. But fall is a fun time of year to start mixing in light weight …

August 19, 2016

A few weeks ago I got some amazing news! One of my favorite online shops Three Designs Boutique- (click here) decided to …

May 27, 2016

Things that make me happy: a sunny day, a clean car, peonies and new items for my closet. I know you’re surprised …

May 5, 2016

I spent the weekend on the North Shore of Chicago with my sisters and mom. We did lots of eating, laughing, talking …

April 25, 2016

My mother saves many items that I deem questionable i.e…my grade school artwork, old tennis rackets, and towels that have seen better …

April 21, 2016

Mr. M and I have gotten to attend a few faaah-ncy events lately. Which means I got to break out some of …

April 18, 2016

This dreary St. Louis weather has me looking forward to the weekend when the forecast calls for sun and shopping! Catch bargains …

April 6, 2016

A favorite piece of my wardrobe advice has always been:

February 23, 2016

When Annette Reischl and Bekah Harris first met as neighbors, neither could have predicted that a beautiful working relationship had begun. …

February 16, 2016

It’s sale time all over the retail world! Shops are moving winter inventory out and spring inventory in. This means great deals …

January 15, 2016

Some weeks it’s just a regular Friday morning but some weeks, the retail world smiles on you and

December 11, 2015

As the biggest retail days of the year quickly approach, I’d like to remind you to:

November 24, 2015

For years women have suffered for fashion: corsets, wool bathing suits, perms, skintight jeans-just to name a few.

November 21, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get started on my Christmas shopping- let the retail open houses begin! Here’s …

November 3, 2015

One of my favorite retail events takes place this weekend Oct 16th-18th

October 16, 2015

We are going to have beautiful weather in St. Louis this week. The kind of in-between-seasons perfect temperatures that make you want …

October 12, 2015

  Whoop whoop! Like most of St. Louis, I am super excited about post season Cardinals baseball! The energy of the crowds, …

October 9, 2015

AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE A THURSDAY PARTY! Looking for some shopping fun today?

October 1, 2015

One of my favorite things (even though it makes Mr. M a little nervous) is discovering local boutiques. St. Louis has a …

September 30, 2015

SHOPPORTUNITY Looking for a good reason to hit the shops this weekend? You’re in luck! Not only can you shop till you …

September 16, 2015

The greatest thing about fashion is that it’s fluid- the rules are always changing.

September 11, 2015

With so many fun events happening this weekend, here’s one Hantastic celebration you won’t want to miss- Paisley Boutique-233 W. Lockwood Ave …

September 3, 2015

As if she wasn’t darling enough, actress Reese Witherspoon has released a clothing and accessory line called Draper James. Now you may …

September 1, 2015

Let’s hear it for the St. Louis Galleria this summer! I’m sending lots of love to the Gal for adding some seriously big …

August 6, 2015

Preppy parents across the region rejoice!

July 20, 2015

Okay friends- file this one under “Blink and you’ll miss it!” or as Mr. M put it to me this morning, “Please …

July 16, 2015

The family that creates together, stays together! This has certainly proven true with one local family- Nicki, Ali and Lauren Berry are …

July 7, 2015

Yesssss! One of my favorite sales is happening NOW at Never Enough- 51 N. Gore Ave 63119. This sale is so amazing, …

June 11, 2015

SURPRISE SALE AT TOMS It’s the biggest surprise sale in TOMS history! Big markdowns up to 70% off on a little …

June 9, 2015

SIP-N-SHOP- BALLPARK VILLAGE What’s better than a hot dog at Busch Stadium? How about 11 boutiques at Ballpark Village- now that’s Hantastic! …

May 20, 2015

SECOND WEDNESDAYS AT MELANIE’S Some things just go together like: peas & carrots, The Captain & Tennille, Miley Cyrus & bizarre selfies, …

May 13, 2015

The St. Louis shopping scene has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Accessory boutiques? Check! Shops just for …

May 12, 2015

Well friends, apparently things have soured over at Piperlime- GAP’s fashion forward clothing & accessory division.

April 28, 2015

ADORE THIS DIOR! “No thank you, I don’t want longer, plumper lashes”, said no woman ever. How about achieving this without spending …

April 23, 2015

It’s always exciting for me when local boutiques make it big! Amazing amounts of hard work and dedication go into creating a …

April 20, 2015

Yep, you read that title correctly! It’s sort of like Kim Kardashian meeting the Pope- while it may seem to go against …

April 18, 2015

PUT A CORK IN IT One of the many great things about this gig is culling through trends at the start of …

April 9, 2015

I don’t know about you, but when I was in my 20’s, the furthest thing from my mind was managing my own …

April 6, 2015

Drumroll please…….

March 13, 2015

Don’t you love when you’re having a great morning?

March 8, 2015

WHAT’S UP WITH THAT? I get asked a lot of questions about the ever evolving shopping scene here in St. Louis*. Questions …

March 4, 2015

Did you know that 75% of Americans dye their hair? Or how about that during a lifetime, the average person spends 2 …

February 13, 2015

I love to discover unique, amazing lines of jewelry. And when the product is made in the USA? Thats great! When it’s …

February 7, 2015

I have been to many a sale in my day, but this one actually made my endorphins shoot through the roof! Cha …

January 16, 2015

Black Friday?  Yawn… The BETTER shopping day is tomorrow: Small Business Saturday! It’s your chance to support local, independent businesses and score …

November 28, 2014

Congratulations to Barbara Brozek, the winner of the Ju Ju B’s $25 Gift Card! And Happy Thanksgiving to all my Hantastic readers. …

November 27, 2014

As a consummate shopper, there are a few local shops I keep on permanent rotation.  

November 23, 2014

If I hear about a new beauty product more than a few times, I’ll usually try it.

November 16, 2014

Few of us in this life are left untouched by grief. Whether it’s the loss of a friend or family member, coping …

November 9, 2014

Ahhhhh cashmere!  There is nothing quite like the unique softness that is synonymous with this luxurious fabric. I know, I know, you’re …

November 3, 2014

Popped into Nordstrom Rack in Brentwood today and stumbled upon

October 24, 2014

It’s the hap-happiest season of all!  That’s right friends, St. Louis Fashion Week 2014 came, saw and conquered!  

October 22, 2014

LITTLE ENGLISH….HUGE SALE! The much loved children’s wear line Little English is bringing their darling clothing to the

October 22, 2014

One of the most important things my mother taught me is to always write a thank you note, no.matter.what.  So here is …

September 29, 2014

There are those of us, who if we’re very lucky, can achieve one dream in our lives.  Then there are people like …

September 10, 2014

Gimmie a…well, you get the idea!  What’s all this cheering about?  I’ll tell you: The nominations for the St. Louis Fashion Blog …

September 3, 2014

St. Louis’ favorite baby store Goodnite Rooms has moved to a new location at 3880 S. Lindbergh 63127.  The move enlarges their …

August 30, 2014

OFFICIALLY A PART OF….. St. Louis Fashion Week, October 8th-18th!  Only a few short weeks away from one of the most fashionably …

August 27, 2014

I turned my car down the long unpaved drive, inching forward under the green canopy of trees overhead.  Sunlight filtered down through …

July 22, 2014

MAKING THE CUT!* For those of you, myself included, who have mourned the loss of J. Crew’s Crewcuts at Plaza Frontenac, this …

July 17, 2014

THERE’S GOOD NEWS AND THERE’S BAD NEWS Let’s start with the bad news…

June 18, 2014

Okay friends, if you have lived in St. Louis for any part of the last 30 years, chances are good that at …

June 5, 2014

I love, love, love a clutch bag for evening.  Nothing ruins an outfit faster than being weighed down by the wrong handbag. …

May 31, 2014

There are those of us in St. Louis who have been bummed for months over the impending close of our favorite accessory …

May 23, 2014

Lately, the St. Louis shopping scene has undergone some exciting renovations.  There are new additions to town, a few stores changed locations, …

May 16, 2014

Although it’s on a smaller scale than Fashion Week in the fall, the events for Spring Fashion Week didn’t disappoint.  The highlight …

April 28, 2014

ST. LOUIS SPRING FASHION WEEK  Fashion Week hit the runway last night at the Galleria, featuring designer looks from top stores including …

April 24, 2014

WHAT I’M ♥ LOVING RIGHT NOW! Spring is a busy season!  Confirmations, graduations, showers, Mother’s Day- there are so many occasions for gift …

April 17, 2014

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS MASCOT: FREDBIRD Fredbird at bat   Spring time in St. Louis can mean only one thing, it’s time for …

April 8, 2014

WHAT I’M LOVING ♥ RIGHT NOW! I am pretty good about keeping up with hair maintenance.  I have a short style, which means …

March 26, 2014

I am a huge fan of anything monogrammed, it’s kind of an addiction. In fact I *might* even have floor mats in …

March 9, 2014

KSDK METEROLOGIST:  CINDY PRESZLER     One thing that’s predictable about midwestern weather is that it’s unpredictable.  As the old joke goes, “If …

March 5, 2014

Congratulations to the following winners of the  Paisley Boutique Lilla P. Trunk Show gift card contest!  Even if you’re not on this …

February 27, 2014

GIVEAWAY ENDING SOON! The Lilla P. Giveaway with Paisley Boutique ends tomorrow 2-27!  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to score one of …

February 26, 2014

  It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air!  I think we all know that I love shopping, amazing clothes and good …

February 14, 2014

SCENT-SATIONAL! Check out what’s new in nail polish for spring!  How about something fresh?  No, not just fresh colors, I’m talking fresh …

February 11, 2014

WHAT I’M ♥ LOVING RIGHT NOW The weather here in the Midwest has been above average cold this year.  Which means it’s not …

February 5, 2014

MISS MISSOURI: SHELBY RINGDAHL   Gorgeous?  Check.  Talented?  Check.  Access to that crown and a fantastic wardrobe?  Check, check!  For Miss Missouri, Shelby …

February 3, 2014

UGG-AXCTLY WHAT YOU NEED Love ’em or hate ’em, UGGS are here to stay!  And during this time of year known as …

January 22, 2014

GOING, BUT NOT QUITE GONE…. If you follow the St. Louis shopping scene (but let’s be honest…that’s what I’m here for), you …

January 16, 2014

NEW YEAR= NEW CLOTHES Whew!  Now that we’ve gotten that huge snowstorm out of the way and the kids are back in …

January 8, 2014

..Mary Ann Vahl!  Congratulations Mary Ann, you’ll have a chic piece of jewelry to wear to any upcoming holiday parties!  And a …

December 9, 2013

Much like this week’s 60 degree temperatures, the Chloe + Isabel Deco Statement Leather Wrap Bracelet Giveaway won’t last forever!  You have until this …

December 2, 2013

Small Business Saturday!  This is a great chance to get out on a beautiful day and support small businesses in our amazing …

November 30, 2013

I.love.Christmas!  One of the best parts for me is giving gifts to people I love.  It’s such a great feeling to find …

November 24, 2013

WHAT I’M LOVING ♥ RIGHT NOW! I get excited when one of my favorite brands comes out with something new!  

November 20, 2013

How someone handles adversity says a lot about that person.

November 13, 2013

SMELLS LIKE A SALE!! It’s time for one of my FAVORITE sales of the year:  

October 23, 2013

SOMEWHERE TO POP INTO THIS WEEKEND! Pop up shops have become all the rage recently.  The basic idea: a store takes up …

October 9, 2013

Doesn’t it make you happy when you discover a store that sells a little bit of everything you love?  *sigh*  Me too! …

October 7, 2013

This Wednesday night I was invited to attend Project: Design! as part of St. Louis Fashion Week.  

October 4, 2013

The St. Louis retail world is constantly shifting, local shops seem to come and go each year.  Some remain open longer than …

October 1, 2013

DOUGHNUTS, JUICE & MAKE OVERS So it was just a typical weekday morning for me.  You know the drill: hopped out of …

September 27, 2013

The St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards took place last Thursday at 360 St. Louis.  While Hantastic didn’t win in either category for …

September 22, 2013

SHOPPORTUNITY FOR A CAUSE This Saturday, September 21st from 10am-5pm 15% of purchases made at these participating retailers will benefit Siteman Cancer …

September 18, 2013

I finally bit the bullet this week and ventured out to

September 15, 2013

JUST THE THING FOR YOUR SHAG! Or your long layers, chic bob or blunt cut!  My stylist has told me for years …

September 12, 2013

In this age of egocentrism, how refreshing to meet someone who is truly trying to leave the world a better place.   …

September 9, 2013

AND THE NOMINEES ARE….. A great big, huge THANK YOU to everyone who voted for the St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards!  The …

August 27, 2013

THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB! Sometimes you find a product and think, “Genius!  I wish I had known about this years …

August 22, 2013

I know I say this every August, but where has the summer gone?  Especially this year with that cool front which moved …

August 16, 2013

The final days of summer are slipping by!  St. Louis Fashion Week will be here before we know it.  Have you voted …

August 8, 2013

It’s tax free weekend Missouri!!!  From now through Sunday, you’ll pay no state tax on any item under $100.00.  This is great …

August 2, 2013

In just two short months, St. Louis Fashion Week will begin!  For those of us in the fashion business, this week of …

July 17, 2013

If you spend the majority of your day staring at a computer screen, reading copious amounts of text or had too many …

June 21, 2013

I have recently become enamored of the new line of t-shirts and tanks from States of Mind Clothing Co.  Designed and manufactured …

June 9, 2013

AU REVOIR! After 20 years on the St. Louis boutique scene, Provence Boutique- 9723 Clayton Blvd  63124 is closing it’s doors.  With …

June 6, 2013

For those of you who have been patiently waiting for Athleta to arrive in St. Louis, the wait is over.  

May 28, 2013

WHAT I’M LOVING ♥ RIGHT NOW! By now we’ve all heard the mantra for our skin: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.  Especially as our skin, …

May 23, 2013

It’s no secret that I.love.shopping.  Whew!  Feels good to get that out there!  My personal favorite stores are small boutiques, I stay …

May 19, 2013

I love it when I get a hot tip about a shop from a Hantastic reader!  This week I had the pleasure …

May 9, 2013

WHAT I’M LOVING ♥ RIGHT NOW! This fabulous Sseko clutch!  I love the unexpected material, helloooo canvas!  And that stripe! Sseko leather & …

May 7, 2013

It’s that wonderful time of year my friends, time to spring clean!  At our house that means throwing away junk from the …

May 5, 2013

One of my goals in creating this website is to make the St. Louis shopping world a little smaller.  People are so …

April 30, 2013

SPARKLE SETS SAIL… To a new address that is!  Sparkle Boutique has moved to a new location at 107 1/2 Argonne 63122.  Still …

April 24, 2013

JUST DO IT!!  (ON SALE THAT IS) Unless you live under a rock or have a child under the age of 6, …

April 18, 2013

A recent trend in retail has been for big box stores, like Target, to partner with well known designers and offer their …

April 15, 2013

WHAT I’M LOVING ♥ RIGHT NOW!!!! As I’ve gotten older, I notice it takes me a little longer to perk up in the …

April 9, 2013

What happens when four talented friends get together and decide to open a boutique?  At Rusted Chandelier- 118 N. Kirkwood  63122, this …

April 7, 2013

Ahhhh it’s finally spring!  Trees are budding, grass is growing and flowers are waking up from their winter naps.  New things are …

April 1, 2013

Hey Hantastic friends, Paperdolls- 110 E. Jefferson  63122 & 14418 Clayton Rd  63011 has just been awarded Best Women’s Clothing Boutique in the …

March 22, 2013

There is a long list of things Mr. M would prefer I never do again.  Things such as: balance the checkbook, attempt …

March 17, 2013

A big look for eyes this spring is liquid liner.  Wait!  Don’t run away!  I know the words “liquid liner” strike fear …

March 11, 2013

There are things that are GREAT about being a woman.  Among my favorites are: better hair products, way more shoe styles and …

February 27, 2013

WHAT I’M LOVING ♥ RIGHT NOW: These AMAZING beaded cuff bracelets from Melanie’s- 10277 Clayton Rd 63124  Beading is huge for spring and …

February 19, 2013

Picture it: You’re out shopping for that perfect gift, you found just the right thing, but it needs something more.  What to …

February 10, 2013

A DISTINCTIVE ONCE A YEAR SALE! Prom is just a few short months away!  Are you ready?  Need something fabulous for an …

February 8, 2013

The Women’s Exchange- 9214 Clayton Rd  63124 is changing their address!  

February 3, 2013

Parlez-vous Francais? Non?  No matter!  It might boast a french name, but Femme- 7270 Manchester  63143 speaks the universal language of shopping.  Translation: …

January 27, 2013

CASH & CARRY SALE!   What to do this weekend….what.to.do.  Sure, the Blues are back in town, but how about some exciting …

January 24, 2013

LAST SERVING OF SOUP One of St. Louis’ favorite children’s boutique is closing it’s doors, The Chocolate Soup- 13456 Clayton Rd 63131 …

January 17, 2013

There is nothing like discovering a fabulous new boutique to put a smile on my face.  And friends, I was grinning BIG …

January 13, 2013

UGG-XACTLY WHAT I NEEDED!   Uggs….ugh.  Love ’em or hate ’em, theres no denying the obvious, those things are comfortable and warm! …

January 9, 2013

After 20 years in the import furniture business, English Living- 1520 Washington Ave  63103 is closing it’s doors.  However, local Anglophiles need not …

December 9, 2012

Living in the midwest has it’s upsides: Fresh corn!  Great baseball!  The Arch!  And it’s downsides too:  No Barneys.  No beach.  No …

December 3, 2012

I love walking into a boutique and knowing immediately I will find something amazing.  It’s rare, but when it happens, it’s like …

November 23, 2012

Don’t you hate it when you order a dish that sounds tasty on the menu, only to discover that it has just …

November 18, 2012

Have you noticed that our homes have become an extension of ourselves?  Not a change of season, much less a holiday, goes …

November 11, 2012

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST! Shhhhh…Can you hear that?  Listen very carefully:  Riiiing-a-ling-ling!  It’s the sound of the impending holidays!  No, no not …

November 7, 2012

The perfect shopping combination can be found at Heels- 170 Plaza Dr 63040.  This darling boutique carries big names in clothing, denim, …

November 4, 2012

I love ways to save time, especially while shopping.  For example, Target has groceries, dry goods and well, everything else you need, …

October 21, 2012

What do these three things have in common?  Yes, they’re all fabulous and they all end with Hall!  However, our focus today …

October 15, 2012

WHY SHOULD NEW YORK HAVE ALL THE FUN? This week fashion is everywhere on the St. Louis scene, that’s right it’s FASHION …

October 10, 2012

After 7 years on the St.Louis shopping scene, Cortney Gene- 200 S. Kirkwood Rd.  63122 is closing it’s doors.  This fun boutique …

October 8, 2012

St. Louis is famous for a lot of cool things: the Arch, toasted ravioli, Cardinals baseball and hair bows.  Yep, you read …

September 30, 2012

WELCOME TO ST. LOUIS! I know quite a few moms out there who are thrilled about this one….

September 25, 2012

Now that you’ll be singing that song all day, we’ll get started!  When it comes to boutique shopping, men are often left …

September 23, 2012

In grade school, my favorite shirt had a giant rainbow heart painted half on the front and half on the arm.  So …

September 13, 2012

FIVE & DONE As many of you may have heard, Ben Franklin- 15 S. Old Orchard 63119 is closing it’s doors after …

September 11, 2012

There are some things in life I can never have too much of.  Like fabulous shoes, tomato soup and vintage Christmas ornaments.  …

September 9, 2012

BIG NAMES WITH BIG MARKDOWNS Feeling bummed because you were out of town last weekend and missed the Labor Day sales?  Turn …

September 4, 2012

Making quite a trendsetting debut this weekend was Paisley-233 W. Lockwood 63119.  Having worked in retail for years, owner Stacie Swederska recently …

September 3, 2012

It’s fall which brings not only changes to the season, but changes to your favorite website as well!  That’s right friends, a …

August 28, 2012

Massive heat wave?  Pfffft!  What really has my pulse racing are the HANTASTIC sales at some of my favorite area boutiques starting …

June 29, 2012

Turn out the lights, the party at this location is almost over. The Paper Warehouse- 10334 Manchester Rd 63122 is closing it’s …

June 21, 2012

LAURIES SUMMER SALE! Get ready shoebies!  Lauries Shoes starts their semi-annual summer sale this week!  The sale runs from June 22-July 15th …

June 20, 2012

It’s June, and that’s a hot wedding season here in St. Louis.  The weather is perfect, flowers are in bloom and now …

June 10, 2012

GETTIN’ TO KNOW THE HUB For nine years,  The Hub Bicycle Co.- 40 W. Lockwood 63119 has been providing St. Louis with …

June 6, 2012

“To Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama!  Key Largo, Kirkwood baby why don’t we go?!”  Wait, Kirkwood?  That’s right friends!  A little …

June 3, 2012

Here’s the deets friends:  While not everything in the store is marked down, ALL sale items are an additional 50% off!! These …

June 2, 2012

CREWCUTS IS SHIPPNG OUT! Sorry tiny fashionistas, Crewcuts at Plaza Frontenac- 1701 S. Lindbergh 63131 is shutting its doors effective June 3rd.  …

May 23, 2012

How about a fabulous new dress or maybe a cool accent piece for your living room?  What to buy and where to …

May 20, 2012

When my mom was pregnant with me in the 1970’s she rocked a hip, yet limited maternity style.  While I was pregnant …

May 13, 2012

A MOTHER OF A SALE!!!! For the first time ever Goodnite Rooms- 2951 Dougherty Ferry 63122 is having a “Scratch & Dent” …

May 10, 2012

By now, you’ve probably got your spring/summer wardrobe completed.  The basics are taken care of, but maybe you’re still looking for some …

May 6, 2012

GIMMIE FIVE! My sister who lives on the east coast has been telling me about this store for years and finally, it …

May 1, 2012

If there is one thing my mother taught me it was to “WRITE A THANK YOU NOTE!”  And that meant RIGHT NOW!  …

April 29, 2012

THE SILVER LINING You know what they say about every cloud, right?  Well, the bright side to this store closing is HUGE …

April 26, 2012

It’s spring time and that means PROM time my friends!  The one magical night when you feel transformed from your drab, everyday …

April 22, 2012

VAMOS!! Blush Boutique- 110 N. Clay 63122 is discontinuing their line of Virgins Saints & Angels jewelry.  While this may be “muy …

April 19, 2012

Some things just seem to go together like peanut butter and chocolate, gin and tonic or footwear and denim.  If you are …

April 15, 2012

Sometimes when a boutique changes locations, it’s a good thing!  Such is the case with local favorite Laurie Solet- #18 The Boulevard  …

April 8, 2012

Well, apparently it’s not an April Fool’s joke, spring really has been skipped over and we’re moving directly into summer here in …

April 1, 2012

FEELING HOT! HOT! HOT! Attention my HANTASTIC friends, there’s a new store in town!  Hot Mama- Plaza Frontenac just opened today!  Located …

March 28, 2012

There are two little words that strike fear in the heart of Mr. M: shoe shopping. Needless to say, he was a …

March 25, 2012

One big reason I will visit a small boutique again and again is customer service.  There are few things more painful than …

March 18, 2012

When I was a kid, on a family car trip my favorite place to ride was in the back window.  That’s right, …

March 11, 2012

IT’S NOT YOUR IMAGINATION, IT IS BACK! That’s right friends!  After closing in January, Imagination Toys- 9737 Clayton Rd 63124, has reopened …

March 7, 2012

Have you ever noticed while walking through the mall, that the display windows all start to look the same?  Repeat after repeat …

March 4, 2012

AHH SPRING, WHEN A PERSON’S FANCY TURNS TO…..ACCESSORIES? Spring is beginning to be sprung!  Away winter coats and boots, away!  Now is …

March 1, 2012

Ladies, raise your hand if you sleep in something, um, shall we say not sexy?  An old t-shirt and some lounge pants …

February 12, 2012

DOLLIN’ UP FOR A GOOD CAUSE! It’s time for the Annual Winter Sale at PaperDolls Boutique 110 E. Jefferson  63122.  The sale …

February 8, 2012

Looking for a new place to discover?  Try out Meka Boutique 1634 Clarkson Rd  63017.  Owner Meg Meyer will be happy to …

February 4, 2012

SAYONARA SEARS!! As you may or may not know, Sears at Crestwood Plaza has decided to close up shop.  While this is …

February 2, 2012

Attention all bargain shoppers!  The Ladue Merchants Winter Blow Out Finale begins today!  Twelve shops along Clayton Road will be offering merchandise …

January 27, 2012

MAKIN’ TRACKS Sadly, this week’s mention is about a local store that is closing it’s doors.  Webster Records 117 W. Lockwood  63119 …

January 24, 2012

As one of St. Louis oldest charitable institutions, The Women’s Exchange 9214 Clayton Rd  63124 has long held a place in shopper’s …

January 22, 2012

It’s been cold and wet and grey here in St. Louis.  Long winter days that have me dreaming of spring, or to …

January 15, 2012

I’m gonna give it to you straight:  I LIKE TO READ BOOKS.  A lot.  Since friends are always asking me for book …

January 7, 2012

LOCAL BOUTIQUE SAYS BYE! Psssssst….have you heard that The Boutique at Breckenridge Interiors  501 S. Lindbergh  63131 is closing?  Neither had I, …

January 5, 2012

BARGAINS OF BEAUTY Still looking for stocking stuffers?  Don’t panic, there is still time for you to be SANTASTIC!!  You might just …

December 21, 2011

Yes friends, it’s almost Christmas!  Only 6 shopping days left!  This is the time when I usually realize there are about 10 …

December 18, 2011

THE TOM TOM CLUB Now that you have that catchy hook: ” I’m in heeeaaaaven with my boyfriend, my lovin’ boyfriend…..” stuck …

December 14, 2011

You’ve been good this year, right?  On your best shopping behavior?  Not spending too much money, keeping an eye out for Hantastic …

December 11, 2011

BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS COMES THIS SALE! Friends, there are sales and sometimes there are sales.  This is one of those times!    Before …

December 6, 2011

It’s time to start holiday shopping….for yourself!  Because this season brings many things, one of which is holiday parties!  Whether it’s a …

November 30, 2011

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME GOODS! Especially during the holidays when this favorite retailer stocks up on name brand toys!  Thanks to …

November 18, 2011

There’s a new store in town!  A one of a kind boutique stocked with the latest accessories…..for your pet!  Old Dog New …

November 17, 2011

THIS SALE MAKES SEN$E! Orange alert!  Target now has all Halloween merchandise marked down 90% off! That’s practically free!  (Um, don’t tell …

November 8, 2011

St. Louis has come a long way in terms of boutique shopping.  Up until a few years ago if you wanted a …

November 3, 2011

BOO! Pssst!  This is one Hantastic sale that won’t remain a secret for long!  Melanie’s 10277 Clayton Rd 63124 has all Halloween …

October 27, 2011

MIDWEEK MONDAY MENTION Kid’s Sportsworld has long been the go to place in St. Louis for children’s athletic clothing and accessories.  Sadly, …

October 24, 2011

St. Louis this is a BIG one!  K. Hall Designs 8416 Manchester Rd 63144 is holding their annual warehouse sale. Prices are …

October 21, 2011

LET THEM EAT CAKE!! There’s nothing like baseball in October!  Upside?  Championship wins!  Downside?  Sitting in freezing weather to watch the games!  …

October 19, 2011

It’s almost Halloween which means it’s time to start thinking about costumes.  Whether for you or your kids, it can be hard …

October 16, 2011

SUPER CUTE AND 60% OFF TO BOOT! Old Navy is having a crazy Hantastic sale!  Some items in the store are marked …

October 13, 2011

After serving the St. Louis area for 65 years, Ahner’s Garden & Gifts 11697 Manchester Rd  63131, has decided to close.  The …

October 10, 2011

DON’T WORRY, I’VE GOT YOU COVERED Great sale going on right now at the Plaza Frontenac Pottery Barn on bedding.  Some styles, …

October 5, 2011

This week I hosted seven members of my sorority alumni club for dinner. After obsessively cleaning my entire first floor, I took …

October 2, 2011

Although we have been enjoying an Indian summer, the weather is slowly turning to fall.  I for one am glad, because it’s …

September 22, 2011

Now that’s KEEN! Found these little gems at Nordstrom Rack 1585 S. Brentwood Blvd 63144.  I purchased these Keens last spring for …

September 21, 2011

Mr. M is notoriously difficult to shop for.  I mean really, what do you get for the man who is married to …

September 18, 2011

MY OH MY WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY! That’s right friends, the Disney Store is back in St. Louis!  Located on the upper …

September 15, 2011

Some seasons it feels like all the stores are showing the same thing, over and over and over.  It can be a …

September 11, 2011

R.I.P  Crestwood GAP It was bound to happen some day.  I think we both knew it couldn’t last forever, but I want …

September 8, 2011

Recently I noticed that my workout wear is a little, um, old school.  And by that I mean my pants that were …

September 6, 2011

The time of year has come when every magazine and department store touts a “BEST OF FALL” listing.  They are everywhere lately, …

August 29, 2011

So just another typical Saturday night for me….. You know, hanging out with Nelly, chatting about life.  Okay, so maybe this isn’t …

August 22, 2011

Ahhhh, fall is right around the corner bringing with it another school year.  I have always loved the preparation involved for the …

August 15, 2011

I just got back from a family wedding in Cincinnati, OH.  I like Cinci, it reminds me a lot of St. Louis, …

August 8, 2011

Which is exactly what I did on Saturday night!  Mr. M took me out to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, …

July 30, 2011

It’s the end of July, which means school clothes shopping time!   Many stores are running consecutive in store and online sales.  However, …

July 25, 2011

I mentioned in an earlier post how thrift store shopping can really pay off with some great finds.  The drawback to this …

July 18, 2011

Among my treasured things are t-shirts. Mr. M calls them part of my “uniform” in the summer.  Not so much a tank …

July 11, 2011

I love libraries!  Perhaps it is my passion for reading or the vast array of resource materials, but they happen to be …

July 4, 2011

I almost wrecked my car yesterday while driving down Manchester Road.  No, not because of some crazy driver, because I drove by …

June 24, 2011

Like most people on the planet, I am a sporadic exerciser.  Being an active kid, I never exercised AT ALL until I …

June 20, 2011

Seven years ago when I was pregnant with my son, there were exactly two stores in St. Louis where you could purchase …

June 14, 2011

One of my summer projects was to unearth my dollhouse.  I wanted my kids to be able to play with it and …

June 5, 2011

For those of you who know me, I love a bargain.  Rarely will I pay full price for an article of clothing, …

May 30, 2011

I’m not saying I like beauty products, but I do feel they sometimes complete me.   I am thrilled when I find something …

May 23, 2011

We all have things which we love, but I have some things that I loooooooooove.  Inanimate objects that I am a teensy …

May 16, 2011

When on the hunt for fabulous things, it pays to visit back rooms.  No, no not those kind of back rooms!   …

May 11, 2011
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