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In Saint Louis

Are you ready for this rain to stop like I am?  Well, to have some fun while it rains here are some ideas to do around St. Louis to make the rainy day blues to go away!

  1. Visit the Art Museum-Free
  2. Walk around the History Museum-Free
  3. Explore at the Science Center-Free
  4. Crawl around at the St. Louis City Museum-$12 for adults
  5. Embrace the greenery at the Jewel Box in Forest Park- $1 per person!

If you have not been to any of these places I highly recommend going! So what are you waiting for? Put on some rain boots and check out these fun places!




Summer Suggestions!

by Courtney on April 25, 2017

in In Saint Louis

With summer break so near, do you know your plans yet?  If not, here are some suggestions for a fun filled summer!

  1. Go on a road trip! If you are from St. Louis, you can take a road trip and visit Chicago or if you want to just make a day out of it, drive along Great River Road in Alton, IL where you will see beautiful landscapes and make stops along the way to get ice cream.
  2. Volunteer! What better way to take advantage of the summer weather than to volunteer outside.  There are many St. Louis nonprofit organizations that have community gardens that you can help out with.  Plus, it will boost your resume!
  3. Attend a farmer’s market!  It is a lot of fun to buy inexpensive, locally grown produce at farmer’s markets all over St. Louis.  I especially enjoy the one in Kirkwood.  Most even allow you to sample the food before you buy it.  Some even have food trucks, snow cones, and live bands that you can make a day out of it!


Game of Thrones reference…geddit? 😉

So, with summer right around the corner, I’m feeling the need to create a list of all the things I want to do when we get hit with the full force of the St. Louis heat. I went for a really long walk around Forest Park today and it made me miss the sunshine…our winter wasn’t too bad, but it seemed quite long. I’m glad for the weather change, and it’s got me inspired!

I think the first five things I’m going to tackle when summer in the Lou hits are as follows:

(1) Cards game. This is a must. I need those totchos, and I love being at Busch Stadium, especially at night…it’s just such an electric atmosphere.
(2) Fitz’s. Handcrafted soda just sounds so much better in the summer.
(3) FLOAT TRIP. Need I say more?!
(4) Walking around Historic St. Charles with some Kilwin’s ice cream…it’s killer, and so is the river view.
(5) LAY OUT. It is time once again to soak up the sun. I can’t wait!

What are some of your plans for the summer??




I moved to St. Louis around six years ago. Before that, I had lived in Indiana, Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. Even though each place has had their own feel and culture, St. Louis has always surprised me with its spunk, heritage, and overall feel.

St. Louis has an interesting image. It is a big city and considers itself to be. However, the city often feels separate from other cities such as Chicago or New York. It is often overlooked and overshadowed. Living here for a while though, I have realized how underrated St. Louis is and why it shouldn’t be.

First of all, St. Louis is one of the best foodie cities in America. This may come as a surprise to people, but St. Louis has a great selection of food from all over the world. Wallethub placed St. Louis as the 7th best foodie city in America in 2016. Even after living here for several years, I am always finding new and exciting restaurants all across the city. There are Bosnian restaurants, unique ice cream shops, and much more.

St. Louis also values its entertainment industry. It is not hard to not walk around St. Louis without seeing the Cardinals or Blues logo at least once. St. Louis also loves its musicians. This is clear to see by seeing the flowers and gifts left at the Chuck Berry statue on the Delmar Loop. You mention Nelly and people freak out.

St. Louis has a men’s fashion week, Forest Park (which is bigger than Central Park), the Muny. St. Louis has a beautiful City garden, a sculpture park, and much more. St. Louis is an artistic city, and most people don’t realize it.

St. Louis has been a great place to live. Whether you are moving here for a job or college, St. Louis is a great place to move to. It has a unique culture and history that makes it a fantastic place.101-HAS1-StLouisNight


My First Fontbonne Day

by Anna April 10, 2017

Hi everyone! I wanted to wait until Fontbonne Day 2017 was over to write this post.  Since I’m a freshman, I had never participated in Fontbonne Day before, but I had heard about it from upperclassmen, my advisor, and when I was first getting to know Fontbonne a whole year ago through the application and […]

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Small concert experience

by Adriana April 3, 2017

Hello! In this post, I would like to share about some music artists I heard this last Friday. I went to this small concert with a friend and even though we didn’t knew who was playing, we both ended up loving the bands. I have go before to this concert events, which are made by a […]

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The Loop of the Lou

by Carly March 28, 2017

This past weekend, I spent some time in one of my favorite spots in St. Louis: The Delmar Loop! If you are ever looking for something to do, it is just a couple miles up the street from Fontbonne. I love how eclectic and artsy this area is. I have spent many days and nights […]

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My productive, but adventurous spring break

by Mary March 28, 2017

Hello everyone, Let me tell you about all of the wonderful things I have done over my spring break.  I have had the chance to spend a lot of quality time with my parents and even some quality time with my boyfriend. Over the weekend I had the chance to practice golf with my dad […]

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Tale as Old as Time

by Carly March 20, 2017

As a huge Disney freak, words cannot describe how excited I’ve been in anticipation of the live-action Beauty and the Beast being released. And it’s finally here! I remember hearing about this movie in the works of couple years ago. Especially in the last few months, it has been everywhere in the news. From interviews […]

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Spring Break 2017

by Claire March 16, 2017

Hello Fonties!! Spring break is finally upon us. I wanted to share my plans for this upcoming week off from classes. Unfortunately I will still be working on spring break, but I will get to switch it up to some day shifts instead of my usual night shifts. I plan to sleep in as much […]

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