We will tour the fabulous 30-room, 12,000 square foot stockstrum “Magic Chef” Mansion in Compton Heights. It will be all gussied-up for the holidays, this “wow” 1908 house featured a central vacuum system, eight gas-powered fireplaces, and a 70-ft. long bowling alley.
Lunch will be at Favazza’s on the famous St. Louis “Hill”. Our delicious lunch will consist of house salad, cannelloni, bread, and beverage.
If we have time, we can stop to purchase marvelous Italian baked goods at the Missouri Baking Company and Vitale’s Bakery.
Our next stop, will be the Walter Knoll Wholesale Florist on Floral Row to view the greenhouses full of beautiful poinsettias, cyclamen, Christmas Cactus and many other holiday plants. Talk with the floral designers as they make arrangements. Purchase holiday decorations, ornaments and holiday plants at half-price.
We will shop along two blocks of Route 66 in Maplewood. Visit Penzey’s Spices, Vom Fass Vinegars and liquors, Kakao Chocolates, Great Harvest Bread Company, and more.