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Let’s Get Real: Suzie Wells

suzie wells | gladys manion real estate

Are you a native St. Louisan?
Born and raised.

What are some of the best things about St. Louis?
The Hill is one of my favorite places. It’s timeless. I love the food and history. Adriana’s is my favorite restaurant, and I love the traditional breads and pizza crusts at Missouri Baking Co. Viviano’s and DiGregorio’s are great for getting real Italian ingredients like olives, cheeses and salami.

What do you like to do in your leisure time?
I love to cook all varieties of food. My family enjoys a wide range of cuisines: Cajun, Asian, Italian and traditional American.

What is your favorite movie/book?
My favorite book is Besh Big Easy, a cookbook by John Besh. He’s a renowned chef with a lot of passion for preserving New Orleans, especially after Hurricane Katrina. I like it because it features many classic dishes from New Orleans with Besh’s unique twists.

What is your favorite room in your house, and why?
Our outdoor veranda is a quiet place to watch TV, read a book, barbecue or enjoy the pool.

If this weren’t your profession, what else might you have done?
I would love to be an interior designer. It’s currently a hobby, and I envy those who are formally trained in that area. I think that would be a fabulous profession.

Where do you like to vacation?
Our two favorite spots are the British Virgin Islands and Steamboat, Colorado.

If you could have your dream home, where would it be, and what would it look like?
It would be a sailboat large enough to house our family of five. I would take it to the British Virgin Islands and the Leeward Islands. I love that every island there has its own character. You can’t beat the friendliness of the people, the fabulous weather and the slow pace of island life.