A Day in the Central West End + Win a Gift Basket ($500 Value)

Last Sunday, I experienced life in the Central West End (CWE) the best way possible―through the eyes of the experienced team at 4101 Laclede. The CWE is a bustling St. Louis neighborhood. It’s so happening right now that it was named a top 10 great neighborhood in America by the American Planning Association. Why? Because this neighborhood has everything from sidewalk cafes to historic streetscapes to quaint boutiques. In addition, the CWE will soon be able to brag about its modern luxury residences on Laclede.

4101 Laclede will break ground in December. Developers project completion in about a year after that. And, let me tell you, I want to put my house on the market and move in. The 54 residences at the development will offer modern living at its best. You name it, 4101 Laclede has included it in its thoughtful designs. Gourmet kitchens. Walk-in closets. USB charging outlets. Soaring 10-foot ceilings. And, the best part? The location. The CWE is literally at the doorstep of 4101 Laclede.

Central West End Living

Retreat Gastropub, for example, our first stop on the tour that Sunday, is across the street from 4101 Laclede. Imagine rolling out of bed and stepping into one of the best brunch spots in St. Louis. That’s the life!

Retreat Gastropub Brunch Central West End

Since it was a tad chilly on the day of the tour, we navigated the streets of the Central West End in golf carts. And, I had so much fun. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have caught a few of my hilarious Instagram Stories that day.


Our next stop was the World Chess Hall of Fame, an institution unique to St. Louis that celebrates and educates about the game of chess.


Our visit to the World Chess Hall of Fame coincided with the Designing Chessmen exhibit. This exhibit is open through March 12, 2017, and it’s a must-see. When you visit, be sure to stop by this wine glass chess set. How cool is that?


Kit and Ace, a clothing and accessories line best known for its comfy, machine-washable cashmere pieces, was the next stop. We sipped on mimosas, played video games, and of course, explored the styles.


I picked up this cozy tee in one of my favorite colors of the season. Stay tuned to see how I wear it.


I was really excited about our next stop, Centro, your one stop for high-design furniture, accessories, and lighting. I had gotten glimpses of the store before, so I knew I would be inspired in the space. The pieces and displays are breathtaking.


Back on the grounds of 4101 Laclede. What better way to end an exciting tour than on the grounds of the future luxury condominiums at 4101 Laclede?

4101 Laclede

Cheers to a successful CWE living tour and to exciting new developments in the area.


Now, it’s your turn to experience a bit of the CWE and St. Louis living in general. Enter below to win this $500 gift basket.


What you win: One bottle of Butter Chardonnay, one bottle of special 4101 Laclede Reserve with two etched wine glasses, a box of Bissinger’s fine chocolates, a $10 gift card to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Jeni’s Desserts Cookbook and patch + pins set, $50 gift card to Retreat Gastropub, $50 gift card to Kit+Ace, $25 gift card and fresh grounds from Northwest Coffee Roasting Company, Left Bank Books coffee mug, a 12-month membership to ALIVE Magazine, and a Bowood Farms potted house succulent. ($500 VALUE)

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Rules: Only entries that are fully completed with valid information will be considered. Winner will be contacted by December 16th, 2016 by email. Must be 21+ to enter and win. By entering you are opting into 4101 Laclede’s e-subscriber list and understand that you may receive promotional content.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Alive Network. All professional photographs taken by Ashley Kuenstler.


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    • November 18, 2016 / 4:14 pm

      Yes, Osy! It’s such a beautiful store. Thanks for stopping by.