Archives of Lifestyle

Meet Along the Way: Ellen Gipson

Women do incredible things. Here, we feature the stories of women who are a part of the Southeast Missouri community by way of living here, being from here or passing through. We hope these stories inspire you to connect with others and that they encourage you to be who you are in the world. We […]

Meet Along the Way: Sarah Geringer

Women do incredible things. This section features the stories of women who are a part of the Southeast Missouri community by way of living here, being from here or passing through. We hope these stories inspire you to connect with others and that they encourage you to be who you are in the world. We […]

Meet Along the Way: Sherry Cantrell

Women do incredible things. This section features the stories of women who are a part of the Southeast Missouri community by way of living here, being from here or passing through. We hope these stories inspire you to connect with others and that they encourage you to be who you are in the world. We […]

Dear Self

A few things you’ll learn when you move halfway across the globe By Alexis Engelhart I made a selfish choice. I packed my bags, kindly and quickly — due to a last-minute decision — said my goodbyes, and sipped on that American Airlines red wine all the way to China. To do what? I had […]

Homage to the Women

For those who came before us Sometimes it can be easy to forget that the privileges we experience today are the fruit of the hard-earned battles of the women who lived before us, that the battles we are able to participate in now are because of the groundwork they laid. It can be easy to […]

5 Movies to Watch

The important things in life to me are often the small things. The movies that are my favorite are no different; they are my favorite because they contain a relatable moment, a character, actress, line or emotion that I understand, that strikes me with beauty and originality, that teaches me to think in a new […]

Be the Best Bridesmaid or Groomsman

Have these items at the ready on the big day. By Emily Sachs Photo by Jo’Nae Earls   Groomsman Essentials: Scotch cordials Craving something smooth and exhilarating? These scotch-infused, dark chocolate cordials are the perfect combination of boozy and tasty. Atelier  Liquor bottle opener  Let’s get this party started! Make sure you don’t forget a […]

And the Two Become One: The Wedding Gifts

As you plan your wedding day, we know you’ll find ways to make it as deeply special as the story of love you’re writing together with your future spouse. For some inspiration, here we share with you unique features from Southeast Missouri couple Maci and Logan Sprandel’s wedding. Congratulations — we are joyful with you […]

And the Two Become One: The Entertainment

As you plan your wedding day, we know you’ll find ways to make it as deeply special as the story of love you’re writing together with your future spouse. For some inspiration, here we share with you unique features of Southeast Missouri couple Kaitie and Aaron Goodson’s wedding. Congratulations — we are joyful with you […]

Giving Her Away

It’s a happy and hard thing. By Loren Miller For most, when we hear the word “soulmate,” we envision two people in love, inseparably strolling hand-in-hand for eternity. For me, that word means something different. I believe we get to have more than one soulmate in life, and it isn’t limited to romantic love. I […]