Saturday, February 17, 2024

the Hill neighborhood, St. Louis

New homes in the historic Hill neighborhood of St. Louis with mansard-ish roofs.  The Hill is St. Louis' Italian neighborhood.  I love the Hill and I find myself there frequently for great restaurants, Italian grocers, hair cuts and coffee.  

favorite Hill event:  Wine-down Wednesday.  It's a combined bar and antique shopping experiences.   

favorite family place for dinner:  Guido's, kids love it. 

best new restaurant :  I also had a couple of dinners at Sado where the food (mostly Japanese) was exceptional.  Hey waitstaff - lighten up.  You seem joyless.     

need to try:  the 11:00 am mass at St. Ambrose

I miss:  kids' dentist used to be on the Hill but outgrew the space.  

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Fayetteville, Arkansas Brutalism architecture

No explanation needed.  A bank in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Reminds me of the Mudd Hall at Wash U where I took the bar prep class in 1996.


Saturday, October 7, 2023

Go Greek! Go Mansard!

Beta Sigma Psi at Missouri Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri.

Saturday, May 27, 2023


"going to Nashville for a girls weekend" may have been a cliche choice, but it was fun and I found a mansard.  Plus, a Minnie Pearl tapestry.


Saturday, December 31, 2022

Eureka! I found a cute little mansard house

My great aunt Helen died in 2020 and the family recently put together a get-together in her honor.  Saw this adorable mansard house on Eureka Road.  Love it.