on her own
Gemologist ANNE POKOSKI, GIA, has taken on a new independent role of fine jewelry consultant, personal shopper and curator. Formerly with Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers, Pokoski is excited to start her own company to provide expert, unbiased and professional service for any fine jewelry decision. More details can be found at finejewelryconsultants.com.
After a 15-year run, Plowsharing Crafts has closed its store on Jefferson Avenue in downtown Kirkwood. Customers still can find handmade, fair-trade items that support artisans, craftspeople and farmers from the developing world at its U. City location, and at its newest store in Town & Country.
Women’s clothing brand Evereve, founded by a stay-at-home mom and her husband, has opened its 88th location (and fourth in St. Louis) in the Saint Louis Galleria. The store has a team of stylists and a children’s play area to cater to fashion-conscious moms, who also can order online at evereve.com. Other local stores are at Plaza Frontenac, West County Center and Chesterfield Mall.
The Immerse designer showroom in Brentwood is the exclusive new home in St. Louis to the Slik Portfolio line, which specializes in specialty finish (think copper and brushed steel), freestanding cast iron bathtubs that are as eye-catching as they are durable. The line also features acrylic bathtubs and shower doors.
an eventful occasion
Local wedding planning company Divine Events recently hosted an official launch party for its new corporate division, which will handle business-related occasions such as corporate events, nonprofit galas, annual fundraising appeals, resource development and lighting for special events.
Waterway Carwash, founded in St. Louis in 1970, plans to open the first Waterway Express in the area this spring at a former BP gas station at 2261 S. Kingshighway. Among the $4.5 million in site improvements are a double tunnel, high-capacity, drive-through wash and several self-vacuuming stations.