spotted in stl
Downtown Maplewood has added Leopard Boutique— otherwise known as ‘the spot to shop’—to its retail lineup. The store’s mission is to redefine femininity for modern women, and it offers everything from tops, dresses and designer denim to beauty products and gifts.
If you need a unique gift but don’t have time to search around for it, The Gift Horse can do it for you. The new business by local interior designer David Kent Richardson curates everything from the packaging to the objects inside, personalizing them to the occasion and the recipient’s taste. Gift ideas include rare books, textiles, gold and silver trinkets, and other one-of-a-kind finds.
let there be light
Metro Electric, a wholesale commercial and industrial electrical distributor, has been honored with an IMARK Group 2018 AA Member of the Year Award. IMARK is a member-owned marketing organization that includes more than 830 independently owned electrical distributors. This is the third year that family-owned Metro Electric has won the award for its marketing and training programs.
brains and brawn
PLNK STL, a new fitness studio at 4647 Lindell Blvd., has introduced an exercise technique called the Lagree Method, created by owner and hometowner Brooke Meek. The 50-minute, Pilates-inspired workout uses a Megaformer machine to help clients build lean, sleek muscles. The workout is dubbed ‘high-intensity but low impact.’ This is Meek’s second PLNK location.
fit to grow
In other workout news, OrangeTheory Fitness recently opened two new locations in the area, one in Fenton and another in Creve Coeur, bringing its total number of regional sites to 13. Franchise owners Juan Ortega and Parrish Lamb are shooting for a total of about two dozen locations in St. Louis, St. Charles, Columbia and Springfield, Mo.