“Are you doing anything this weekend?” That’s a common question asked among Fonties on a Friday afternoon. Answers usually involve hanging out with friends and going somewhere around town. That “somewhere around town” usually involves food!
As far as food goes, I have some personal favorites here in St. Louis! One of my favorites is Fitz’s, which is right in the University City Delmar Loop. Fitz’s is a cool restaurant that serves some of the best, yet classic American food like pepperoni pizza and pretzels with cheese. They also have their famous Fitz’s Root Beer and Root Beer Floats that are simply amazing!
Another one of my fav places to eat is the Courtesy Diner which is right off of Laclede Station Road. (There are two other locations in St. Louis as well!) It’s about 10 minutes or so away from campus and is a must go for college students. Courtesy Diner is open 24 hours so you can go whenever you’re feeling like a hamburger or, my personal favorite, some French toast with extra powdered sugar!
So, hey, if you and your friends are trying to find something to do this weekend, check out Fitz’s or Courtesy Diner. Both are delicious and I highly recommend them! They are just two of the amazing restaurants in St. Louis!
There are so many places to go to in St. Louis. Here is a list with reasons why I go to certain places. These are some places that you might see me at.
1. The Loop
I go here a lot because it has a great selection of restaurants. There is a comic book store called Star Clipper on the street too. It is one of my favorite shops to pick up a graphic novel or two.
2. Forest Park
The Zoo, Art museum, and Shakespeare in the park are my main reasons for going. Art Hill is a great place to cloud and people watch, picnic, or just sit and write.
3. Scotttrade Center
A fun place to catch the latest event in town.
4. St. Ferdinand Park
A great place to walk with friends or your pet.
5. Creve Coeur Park
Another park full of trails and a lake, a great place to walk your fury four legged friend.
Meet Brooke Stochl. She is my best friend at Fontbonne. We first met about a year ago at the beginning of my junior year, and her sophomore year, through our involvement in FAB (Fontbonne Activities Board). She was the Films Chairperson while I was the Daytime Activities Chairperson. Currently during the 2014-2015 school year, Brooke is the President of FAB (I am so proud!) and I am in charge of all Live Performance events. Of course we were around each other for all the meetings and events, but we were probably considered acquaintances until this past February. That’s when everything changed. There was a conference in Boston that we both attended. Therefore, we naturally spent a lot of time together that week since we were the only ones on the trip (besides our advisor). And after we got back to St. Louis, we continued to hang out very frequently, on a professional and personal level. There are some pictures below of us working together last week throughout FAB’s Spirit Week. We were also bonding as best friends at the Cardinals game, Wild Country, and Neon Volleyball tournament.
Brooke has become that person that I talk to everyday about anything and everything. We can even carry on a conversation about nothing. Best friends have the skills to do that with each other. She is my rock and voice of reason. It’s amazing how quickly our friendship developed, and I’m thankful every day that it did. I appreciate her willingness to listen, give advice, support, and positivity. Brooke is such a fun person that I enjoy being around at any given moment. Also, I feel completely comfortable being my goofy self when in her presence. Ultimately, I am a happier person because she is in my life.
Many changes are bound to occur throughout college. As hard as it is to admit, some friends will just come and go. However, it is reassuring to know that there is someone that you know will always be there for you, even beyond the years at school. Everyone needs someone like this in their life, and I’m confident and pleased to say that Brooke Stochl is that person in mine.
When I heard about the Great Forest Park Balloon Glow, I was really excited: I have always wanted to see the big balloons! This Fall Spirit Week was full of fun events and I was lucky to be able to go to the Cardinal’s game on Tuesday and the Balloon Glow festival on Friday.
A group of friends and I walked together to Forest Park; it was a long walk, but the park is really beautiful, and it gave me the opportunity to see the Boathouse, the Art Museum and the fountain. We even saw a bride and groom taking pictures!
After some hours of waiting, all the balloons where finally there; we even had our own Fontbonne balloon with a picture of Gunner. However, the best part was nightfall, when all the balloons gleam at the same time! Walking between the balloons was breathtaking, and trying to capture the moment with a camera was quite challenging! It was one of those moments you have to record in your memory.
I am really happy to have had this experience and I look forward to discovering other fun festivities around St. Louis!
Balloons and Fontbonne tent