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Of all the seasons in the midwest, I have to say that autumn is hands down my favorite one. The weather has cooled down from the hot weather of summer, but hasn’t hasn’t become the unbearable cold of winter. Everything is crisp and there’s a riot of color everywhere. One of my favorite activities in autumn is to go for long walks around my neighborhood, in the parks, and hiking out on the trails. The changing leaves make for a beautiful landscape and the weather lends itself well to wearing hoodies and drinking hot beverages.

My favorite park to walk in is Tower Grove (mostly because it’s so close to my house), but there are tons of parks in the city from which to choose. Forest Park is probably the best known one, and Lafayette Square park is small but so full of color it’s worth going to. I’m also a huge fan of Castlewood Park in the county for some excellent hiking, the trail is good and there are look out points on the top of a giant hill where you can see for miles. Laumeier Sculpture park offers a beautiful landscape and some really cool sculptures all throughout the grounds.

There are so many more awesome places to visit in the city and out in the county, I recommend taking some time to explore the area and enjoy the autumn colors!




Fall is my favorite season in Saint Louis. Although this is very stereotypical, you really cannot beat a Saint Louis fall. It is not too cold and not too hot. It is a nice mix of switching back and forth between shorts and jeans and each day is a new adventure when trying to figure out what to wear. I wanted to share with you some fun and fall activities you and your friends can participate in this fall at Fontbonne.

The first thing is to just go explore Forest Park. It is beautiful to just be outside and watch the leaves change colors all around you. I am more than sure that you will be joined by lots of people walking dogs and enjoying the fall weather. Walking or paddle boating by Art Hill will allow you to see all of the beautiful colors.


Another way to explore fall around Fontbonne is to go shopping and/or out to eat in the Loop. It is nice to walk up and down Delmar when it is this nice outside.


Lastly, take a trip to the zoo. Although not every animal enjoys the fall weather as much as this human does, it is nice to be able to walk around the zoo and see the animals that are out and not break a sweat. A nice cup of coffee and walking around to see the animals seems like the perfect way to spend an afternoon.


Whether you’re looking for nature, food, fun, or animals, Saint Louis has a fall activity for you!




On September 19, 2015, the school had organized a trip to famous places in St. Louis and all students were welcome to join. Most international students were present and surely had a lot of fun.

The first stop of the trip was Forest Park. The view inside is just breathtaking.

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The following stop was the New Cathedral Church. The sun was bright but the wind was soothing.

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Highlights of the trip was the Old Court House and the Arch.

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The trip ended with a late lunch at McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden.

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We had so much fun and good memories. Hopefully there will be more of these events.




Summer Adventures

by Taylor on June 29, 2015

in In Saint Louis

This past week I got to meet up with my friend, Ruth! We decided to spend the entire day together since we never get to see each other during the school year.

First, we went to the History Museum in Forest Park and spent about an hour there. We got to see some interesting and fascinating exhibits that made a visit to the museum worth while.

After the History Museum we made our way to the Central West End to eat lunch at the Wildflower Restaurant. I had never been there before and was very impressed! Since the weather was pretty nice that day we got to eat outside. I ordered a Caesar salad and a steak sandwich. It was delicious! (Below: Ruth and I in front of the Wildflower Restaurant.)IMG_8944

After we got our tummies full at Wildflower, we decided to take a walk around Forest Park. Walking around Forest Park is one of my favorite things to do and I felt it was a must since the weather was so nice! We stopped in front of a fountain and got our picture taken by some people passing by. We walked around Forest Park a little bit and then decided to get some frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf to end our day. It was the perfect treat and so yummy! (Below: Ruth and I at Forest Park.)


All in all our day full of adventures was wonderful! We got to catch up and hang out which was much needed! Hope everyone is having a great summer! :)






Top 3 Things to do in STL…They’re Free!

by Taylor June 22, 2015

Wondering what to do during your long summer break? Maybe you’re getting a little bored and need some ideas of things to do? Well I’ve came up with a list of 3 things to do in the St. Louis area during your break and they’re free! 1. Take a walk through the beautiful Forest Park. […]

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The Beauty of Forest Park

by Taylor April 29, 2015

Fontbonne is a couple minutes away from one of St. Louis’ greatest achievements; Forest Park. Forest Park is a beautiful park that many locals adore, including myself! The park sits on a little over 1,200 acres and is actually larger than Central Park in New York. Throughout Forest Park you’ll find rolling hills, beautiful landscapes, […]

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What Makes Fontbonne Special?

by Sarah April 7, 2015

What makes Fontbonne special?  If someone were to ask me that I am not sure what I would say at first if having not thought about it prior.  Though once I begin comparing and contrasting how Fontbonne varies from my friend’s colleges I think of things right off the bat, such as how it is […]

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Forest Park Forever

by Abby April 7, 2015

I know that I’ve talked about Forest Park before, but it is truly a jewel of St. Louis! Forest Park offers so many opportunities (which are usually free!) and is a beautiful place that continues to amaze me. Now that spring is here, I am able to spend more time outside and bike over to […]

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by EJ March 25, 2015

It feels like almost yesterday that I was laying out, jammin’ out, and studying my heart out on campus. Oh wait, that was yesterday! With an exception to a few evenings, STL weather has been incredible! What is there to do in STL on beautiful days like these!? Plenty.. You can take a walk in […]

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Spring Break (aka Staycation)

by Dani March 6, 2015

Spring break is finally here!.. almost. For most of us, it starts as soon as classes are done today (Thursday). It seems like the semester just started but at the same time a lot of us are ready for this break. There are some challenges, however, that many of us face. I still have a […]

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