Laura Wilson’s Top 10: Best Restaurants, Stores, Activities

August 30, 2017 0 2

Top Restaurant

“I love Katie’s Pizza and Pasta their food is fresh and delicious and they have a wonderful patio for snacking and sipping! I also love 801 Fish—if you have not had their lobster fried rice, you must go. Now.”

Top Brunch

“The brunch at The Ritz-Carlton is unbelievable. I could make a meal out of their Bloody Marys. And I have.”

Top Place for Live Music

“I have four children, so live music is a treat! My husband (Matt Wilson, owner of Dents Express) and I like to go to The Walnut Grill to hear our friends in Midlife Band play.”

Best Park

“Chesterfield Ballpark (ha!) I have an 11-year-old baller so that is where we spend most of our weekends!”

Best Family-Friendly Activity

“Watching the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoying Ballpark Village. We are so lucky to have this all right here!”

Best Concert Venue

“The Fox—it is intimate and classy. You’d be hard-pressed to find another venue like it!”

Best Bookstore

“Left Bank Books because it is quirky, yet traditional. They bring top authors to St. Louis for signings all of the time!”

Best Place for a Cocktail

“Mulligan’s Grill because they have the best wine pour (read: gigantic) in town.”

Best Shopping

“Marketplace at the Abbey, of course. From eclectic home décor to custom furniture made by local artisans, there is something for everyone at the Abbey. Plus, we have fun events going on all. the. time. We are on a mission to make shopping social again!”

Best Salon

“Fringe Salon & Spa because they do an excellent job of staying abreast of color and cut trends and products.”

Laura Wilson is a vivacious and charming entrepreneur, wife, and mother of 4. She founded Marketplace at the Abbey, a European lifestyle boutique that offers custom furniture and florals, and eclectic and exclusive home décor and accessories, in 2014. The Abbey specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces and experiences, just like Laura herself.


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Robert Lindsley

Senior Editor Robert Lindsley is a media industry veteran and DC diehard with years of experience covering consumer products, technology, and other cutting-edge fields. A passionate fan of fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife, he's also a noted beer and wine connoisseur who loves trading tips and advice with readers.

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