Archives of Lifestyle

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 […]

Equation For a Successful Marriage

It’s all about that minus and plus sign. By Marc Harris My understanding of marriage at an early age unfortunately was set by divorce and sadness. I realize now that when you’re young, they don’t let you know what an “ideal” marriage looks like. There was not a “have a perfect marriage class” for many […]

Repurposing a Ring

Because moms are generous and strong. By Brooke Clubbs One August morning, I awoke to a bug crawling on my face. That was how we discovered bed bugs in our master bedroom. We arranged for our thermal remediation: generator power heaters that get the temperature of your house to 120 degrees and fans that blow […]

For The Love of Food: Spanish Street Farmacy

Photo by Tyler Graef Marriage is tough. Running a restaurant is tough. Here, local restaurateurs Lance and Sharla Green share their life stories, wisdom on marriage and what they’ve learned from owning a restaurant with their spouse. Here’s to putting in the hard work to make both a marriage and a restaurant places that nourish […]