Our interior design business takes us all over the world, including St. Louis, Missouri, home of the great Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, and our pals, True Manufacturing. We’re not sure if you’ve ever heard of the company True Manufacturing, however we know that you’ve seen their product. Whether you have been in Target in the frozen foods section or at a stadium during the big game, they are North America’s largest refrigeration manufacturing cooling all that is drinks and snacks. With a clientele spanning the world over, True has also developed their residential portfolio with only the best of the best in home appliances. So when the folks at their corporate office asked us to take a trip and visit their 1,000,000+ square-foot factory in St. Louis, we said, “Sure thing!”
Even when we only have 36 hours to appreciate a city, we always try and squeeze in some sightseeing and a couple meals, too. Here are some of our favorites:
Stay: Four Seasons, St. Louis
With the hustle and bustle that accompanies a quick business trip, we were fortunate to find this little slice of tranquility. Situated between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, the Four Seasons offers a peaceful place to to lay your head while being only steps away from some of St. Louis’ major hot spots and entertainment hubs. Perfect for traveling business women, a couple’s getaway, or an experience for the entire family, the Four Seasons is an elegant home away from home experience.
Dine: Prasino, St. Charles
Coming from the farm-to-fork capital of the US, we were pleasantly surprised to see an eco-friendly restaurant pop up on our radar in the Midwest. Prasino is a premiere “green” eatery, featuring only the highest quality ingredients that are both natural and sustainable. Seeking out like-minded growers and vendors from all over the country, Prasino has made serving yummy, green-certified food its mission. With a diverse culinary menu and exciting list of libations, you won’t be disappointed with this contemporary American eatery.
Do: The Gateway Arch
Seldom do we recognize such a colossal tourist attraction as the beautifully engineered Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Built in 1965 to the tune of $13 million, the arch is still the tallest man-made national monument in the United States. With a built-in tram that swiftly takes you all the way up to the tippy top, the arch offers some pretty breathtaking views of the Great Midwest. With 50 years under its belt, the arch is a gorgeous reminder of American dreams, innovative engineering, and our quest for a bigger and better future.
While we normally like to give a city more than 3 days to rub off on us, we were truly appreciative of the hospitality from our friends at True Manufacturing and their extremely diverse and down-to-earth culture. Next time we’re out and about in the Midwest, St. Louis will definitely be hearing from us.