I am the creator and original author of In Fine Style, a monthly design column of fabulous interiors, the designers who created them and the families who call them home. A collaboration with internationally recognized photographer Michael Jacob, and a popular center-spread feature in a St. Louis newspaper.

As senior writer for Ladue News in St. Louis, Missouri, I created the "Ladue News Lil' One," a contest inviting readers to submit photos of their children for a modeling opportunity. The first-time mention of L'il One in social media was responsible for more than 1,100 hits in a single day - an increase of several hundred percent, making it the most successful introduction in the newspaper's 30-year history.

New Hope for Heart Patients

Missouri Baptist Experts on Arrhythmia
Ladue News Medical

Village by VIllage, One Well at a Time

Hydrating Humanity - Safe Water to the Developing World
Studio 3 Magazine

Tolstoy With Jackhammers

Dust & Excitement in the Air at the St. Louis Art Museum
The St. Louis Arts Scene

Let the Season Begin!

Opera Theatre Comes to Life
The Arts in St. Louis

Trained by Balanchine

A Conversation with Tony-award Winner Christopher D'Amboise
Ladue News

The Water Lilies of Claude Monet

Artistic Vision at the St. Louis Art Museum
Ladue News

The Life Behind "Eat Pray Love"

Chatting with author Elizabeth Gilbert
Ladue News Profiles

Capturing History

The History of Photography at the St. Louis Art Museum
Ladue News Special Features

Cocktails, Conversations, and a Party of Note

Lenore & Edwin Pepper Open Their Doors for the Symphony
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A Party for the Masters!

The Contemporary Art Museum Honors Local Stars
Ladue News Arts

Play More, Mow Less

Put That Lawn Mower AWAY!!
St. Louis At Home

Fun & Games With the BOYS in Mind

Just try NOT to have a great time at their house!
Joan Lerch's IN FINE STYLE

Get Off the Sofa!

You CAN run a 5K - And love it
Ladue News Wellness

Style to Spare

A Hidden Gem in LaSalle
Studio 3 Magazine

Give Kids A Smile

Dr. Jeffrey Dalin Creates Happy Faces
Ladue News Non-Profits

Five Generations of Value and Values

Tad Edwards Talks About the Legacy
Ladue News Financial

The Astor of St. Louis

Daniel Catlin's Magnificent Westmoreland Home
Ladue News Architecture

A Work of Art for Works of Art

William Shearburn & Phil Durham: An Encore Collaboration
Studio 3 Magazine

Elegance Always

How a Classic Earns the Title
Studio 3 Magazine

Strong, Bold Color! A Guest Suite with Confidence

Designer Tom Sprick Whips Up Sophisticated Fun
Elegant Living Magazine

Divorce by the Numbers

The Financial Realities of the Split
Ladue News Legal

Strength for Struggling Kids

Friends of Epworth Offer Support for Another Century
Ladue News Charities

Mary Strauss & All Things Titanic

Downton Abbey, Disasters, and the St. Louis Art Scene
Ladue News Profiles

Wedding Dresses to Dream Of

Every Bride Wants a Couture Gown
Ladue News Bridal

The History of Washington Terrace

History Preserved On a Gorgeous Private Street
Elegant Living Magazine

Hot Rocks

You Need This Gorgeous Stuff!
Ladue News Fashion

Distance Doesn't Matter!

This Bride & Groom Found Their Way Across the Miles
Ladue News Weddings

Twice the Brides, Twice the Joy

Meet the (former) Cohen Sisters
Ladue News Weddings

Mediationn vs Litigation

Legal Choices To Help You Through Trying Times
Legal Corner - Ladue News

Computers for the Greatest Generation

Helping Seniors Get the Hang of Technology
Ladue News Special Features

Styled For Papa Hemingway

A room with a muse - in Show House Style
Elegant Living Magazine

The Joy Is in the Details

The Gatesworth Is All About Luxury
Ladue News Special Features

Moneta Group

Building Wealth Since 1905
Ladue News Financial

Welcome to Aberdeen Heights

Elegant Senior Living with Style
Ladue News Senior Living

Sophisticated International Flair

Designer Tom Manche Works the Color & Drama
Joan Lerch's IN FINE STYLE

Hijinks, Merriment & All That Jazz!

New Orleans Jazz Festival Feast with Friends
St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles

No Cooking, Just Chocolate!

Easy Entertaining with No Kitchen Required
St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles

Polly, Coco & Those Fabulous Hats!

From Paris Rooftops to St. Louis Wardrobes
Ladue News

Stückenschneider Style

A Master Designer Creates a Dream Master Suite
Elegant Living Magazine

A Place for Your Vino

Where Taste Reigns
Ladue News

Laser Resurfacing - Serious Name, Serious Results

Washington University Plastic Surgeons Explain the Magic
Ladue News Beauty

Cleaning Up with Community Service

"Debutantes" Get Their Hands Dirty!
Ladue News Charities

PetCare Pride Day!

Nestle Purina Team Projects in Our Community
Ladue News

Luxury Living on the Katy Trail

Spectacular Custom Homes from Cross Associates
Ladue News Real Estate Special

Roberta and Allan Cohen

Champions of the Childrens Heart Foudation
Ladue News Charities

Home Without the Hassle

A Clayton Condominium Has Your Wish List Covered
Ladue News Real Estate Special

Mortgage Wisdom From the Pros

USA Mortgage Expands Their Reach
Ladue News Financial

Now THIS is Living!

Designed for Today with Respect for History
Elegant Living Magazine

Statuesque & Stunning

Diane Breckenridge Does It Again!
Elegant Living Magazine

Think That Deal Is Closed?

Real Estate Law & What You Need to Know
Ladue News Legal

Washington University's Facial Plastic Surgery Center

Dr. Gregory Branham & Dr. Mark Checcone
Ladue News

Smile!

Perfect Pearly Whites Are Possible!
Ladue News Medical

High Tech Home

Home Technology You Gotta Have!
Ladue News Technology Special

For Those Who Drive the Long Way Home

Patrice Munden Gives These Homeowners Their Happy Ending
Joan Lerch's IN FINE STYLE

School's OUT!

Summerquest Camp
Ladue News

Happy Endings & New Beginnings

Chatting with Author Susan McBride
Ladue News Author Profile

Kids & Divorce

Green, Cordonnier & House
Ladue News Legal

The Romance of Lafayette Square

Memories of the Henry Higgins Library
Joan Lerch's IN FINE STYLE

Walking a Llama

Why Kids LOVE Cub Creek Science Camp
Ladue News Parenting

Think & Grow Thin

Chatting with author Charles D'Angelo
Ladue News Author Profile

Seeing Red

Elizabeth Banks & the American Heart Association
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Of Course You Need A Butler's Pantry!

Designer Patrice Munden Shows You How It's Done
Elegant Living Magazine

The Girls Go to Tuscany!

Exploring the Olive Groves
Ladue News Travel

Santa's at the Door!

Enchantment Throughout This Christmas Home
Joan Lerch's IN FINE STYLE

Hands-On Learning at the Rossman School

Director Karen Boyle Talks About the "Vision of Excellence"
Ladue News Kids & Parenting

Sweet Dreams in French

Lush and Lavish - Suite Perfection
Joan Lerch's IN FINE STYLE

Modern Portfolio Theory

Foundation Wealth Management
Ladue News Financial

Beyond Red & Green

Fresh Ideas for the Season
Ladue News Design

"The Best School EVER!"

The Amazing Wilson School
Ladue News

Clayton Drinks!

Adult Beverages in Style
Ladue News

Artist In Residence

The Forsyth School
Ladue News

The Alamo at Demun

Reid Case Development Celebrates Another Hit!
Ladue News

Puttin' on the Ritz

Eat Up & Help the March of Dimes
Ladue News Charities

Southern Charm & Artistry

Interview with author James Farmer III
Ladue News Profile

Harlan Cohen At Webster Univesity

College with Confidence - For Kids and Parents
Ladue News Higher Education

St. Louis Crisis Nursery

Giving Babies & Moms a Second Chance
St. Louis Charities

Lighten UP!

Award-Wining Sales, Service & Technology
Ladue News Company Spotlight

Bringing His Mysterious Majesty to Life

Chatting with historian Bev Schuetz
Ladue News Profiles

Chinese Institute

An International Experience at Priory
Ladue News

Grow St. Louis!

Monsanto Helps St. Louis Charities
Ladue News Non-Profits

Around the World in One Spectacular Sunroom

Don't Miss the Monkeys or the Four-Poster Dog Bed
Joan Lerch's IN FINE STYLE

A Place to Turn

Roberta Makes It Happen!
St. Louis Crisis Nursery

Come Play at the Magic House!

Kid Venues in St. Louis
Ladue News

A Day at the Farm

Family Fun at Purina Farms
Ladue News

Do You Want to Love the Mirror?

Good Nutrition for Gorgeous Skin
Ladue News

Homemade Comfort

Welcome Home to BreadCO
Ladue News

Clayton Eats!

Chocolate Nutella Crepes? Oh yeah.
Ladue News

Dreams Come True in Lake Bluff

Andrew Volpe & Phoebe Scott The the Knot in Quiet Splendor
Ladue News Weddings

Grow Up Great!

PNC Bank Helping St. Louis
Ladue News Non-Profits

Bringing Beauty Back to Life

Restoration at the St. Louis Art Museum
Ladue News

On Pointe!

Artistic Leadership at the St. Louis Ballet
Ladue News Arts

"A Philosophy of Place"

Dream Home at Innsbrook
Ladue News Design

Answers for Back Pain

New Answers for an Old Problem
Ladue News

A Great Day for Helping Kids

The Epworth Annual Benefit Polo Match
Ladue News Non-Profits

From Chanel to St. Louis

Getting to Know Polly Walsh
Ladue News Profiles

Thinking About the Unthinkable

Protect Yourself with a Living Will
Ladue News Legal

No Sweat!

Dr. David Caplin Explains How It's Done
Ladue News

100 Pounds - GONE!

A Weight Loss Coach & His Latest Winner
Ladue News

Inspired by Divine Intervention

Alan Branerd + Milie Cain = Fun Trouble!
Joan Lerch's IN FINE STYLE

Mozart's Bad Boy

Chatting with an Opera Theatre Star
Ladue News Arts

Bringing Back the Glow

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tamara Ehlert Discusses Facial Rejuvenatio
Ladue News Beauty

Clayton Shops!

Where to Find the Right Stuff
Ladue News

"Crisp as a Fresh Apple"

Why Everybody Loves the Diane Breckenridge Team
Joan Lerch's IN FINE STYLE

The Problem No One Wants to Mention

Excessive Perspiration CAN be addressed by the experts
Ladue News: Medical

Ask the Historic House Go-To-Guy

Esley Hamilton Has the Answer! - No Computer Required
Ladue News People in the News

Marshall Cohen, Champion for Children

Lift For Life Gym Inspires Kids To Be Their Best
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Read All About It!

The Tradtions of Old Newsboys Day
Ladue News Charities

Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour

The BEST kitchens in St. Louis!

Family Fun with Girly Flair

Need Inspiration for the Perfect Teenager Space?
Joan Lerch's IN FINE STYLE

Dining at the Top of the Met

Tradition at Kemoll's Restaurant
St. Louis Dining Scene

Surrender to Love

Kilian Hennesey & The Art of Aroma
Ladue News Biographies

Design Inspired by Oscar Wilde

"Colors Speaks to the Soul in 1,000 DIfferent Ways"
St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles

Women in Action: Zelema Harris, PhD

A St. Louis College Chancellor's Perspective
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The Art of Buying Art

Gallery Owners at Home
Ladue News

Gorgeous at Any Age!

Looking Your Best Without Surgery
Ladue News Beauty

Serenity & Surprise

Almost Pemberton...in Chesterfield Valley
St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles

A Storied Home in Webster Groves

The Craftsmanship of Bob Robben
LN Custom Homes

Eating Clean & Living Green

Keeping it Local, Healthy and Earth Friendly
St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles

Innsbrook Italiano

An Italian Feast Overlooking the Lake
St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles