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January is over! I can’t believe it! This semester is going to go by so fast just because I have so much to do. This semester is the start to my senior year of college. I feel like I just graduated high school not that long ago. It has only been a month in and so many things has happened:

-I got an internship.

-I have been going to many concerts.

-I made new friends.

-I only have class two days a week!

My internship is with ‘Stache Media and they have interns all over the country promote musical artists. Which means I get to go to shows, for FREE. I just do reports and go out around STL to promote. SO MUCH FUN. This is something I have always wanted to do, but never knew how to get there. So far the concerts I have been to are: Lecrae/Derek Minor for Winter Jam, and Jeremy Messersmith. On Saturday I will be seeing a band called For Today. They will be playing at Fubar so go check them out! :) Like I said I have been making new friends and it has been people that I have seen before on campus. Just never really had a chance to be friends with them. I’m glad I am now though. They are such wonderful people. Now, I only have class two days a week. WHHHATTTT?! How does this happen. I was aiming for no Friday classes. Ill take no Monday, Wednesday or Friday classes. Though, I am at Fontbonne everyday working on homework, intern stuff or doing work study.

If you are interested in going to the show at Fubar to see For Today here is a link for more info:

Hopefully I will see you there!


This Valentine’s Day weekend, St. Louis will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding by French fur merchants Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau. Festivities will include the “Burning Love” festival n Forest Park where a 25-foot statue of a heart will be lit on fire during a mass public engagement ceremony with 250 participating couples (all to the tune of an Elvis tribute artist). “Cakeway to West” will also begin that weekend, where several cake statues will be placed in significant St. Louis locations. A downloadable app will be available for those wishing to find the various points of interest. The Missouri History Museum will also be hosting multiple events.



Independence Day

by Penny on July 15, 2013

in In Saint Louis

The Fourth of July, Independence Day, is one the biggest celebrations in the United States.  This national holiday is to celebrate the United States’ independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the United States had announced the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

On July 4th, my friend told me the traditional thing to do here is to watch fireworks, to eat barbecue, to watch the parade, to join the fairs downtown, or to have a family reunion. I am glad I study at St. Louis, since we always have fireworks around the downtown Arch, and we have a wonderful parade for every big holiday. There are so many things to do in St. Louis for July 4th. I watched parades, fireworks, and ate delicious food with friends. What did you do for your independence day?

I’m hoping you enjoyed the July 4th this year.

Happy Birthday to the United States.


You may already be well aware of my obsession with the Missouri Botanical Gardens, but gear up for another dose of my geeking out about it.  Not only did I recently renew my membership in preparation for the 2014 Garden season, but I finally got the chance to participate in an event that has long intrigued me – the Whitaker Music Festival!

The Whitaker Music Festival takes place Wednesday evenings during the summer, and it’s unique because the Garden both waives its normal admission fee for the night and allows picnic-ing. (There were even food trucks parked in the garden!) The Festival always brings a diverse lineup of groups, from country to folk to blues, and this past week was no different. I met up with my friend to see “Victor and Penny”, who categorized their genre as “antique pop”. Now, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from that, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised!

It turned out to be a charming set of bluesy, ragtime, music that embodied the early 20th century. I loved it! There was a stand up bass and vintage ukelele present as well, which only added to the ambiance of the evening.  It went from about 7:30 to 9:30, although people were free to come and go as they pleased. All in all things were very laid-back and relaxed.

Speaking of relaxed, I naturally had to stop by and zen out at my favorite part of the Gardens (and possibly St. Louis) – the Japanese Garden:

So don’t wait! You still have July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7 to check out the Festival. Come by and have a listen! And if you decide to become a impassioned Garden member like I am…. so much the better.



by Marielle May 31, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to announce that it’s time for another restaurant review. And a favorable review I shall give! Although no restaurant has yet uprooted PuraVegan from the number one spot in my heart, I now have a very exciting close second: Frida’s Deli! I’ve been meaning to try this place for a [...]

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