This past Friday, national and local bloggers were invited by the CVC on a tour around our beautiful city. Bloggers enjoyed an exclusive brunch at Brown Shoe with a panel of designers who shared their inspirations, processes and answered questions. The group then migrated to some of the city’s most notorious landmarks where they were encouraged to snap some shots of themselves in front of iconic St. Louis backdrops like the Arch and the Cathedral Basilica.
Photos by Amber Joivan for ALIVE Magazine.
Bloggers trickle into the Brown Shoe headquarters for brunch.
A panel of Brown Shoe designers share insider info on their jobs and inspiration.
Bloggers were bussed to their next stop, the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Guests enjoyed the new Contemporary wing of the Art Museum and found it to be the perfect backdrop to take photos for their respective blogs.
After the Art Museum, the bloggers headed over to Scape for some light refreshments.
Wai Ming designer Emily Koplar met with the bloggers for the second leg of their tour of the city.
From there, the crew headed to the Cathedral Basilica located in the Central West End. The hundred-year-old church was the perfect backdrop and one of the city’s most iconic landscapes.
The newly renovated Central Library was the next stop on the tour. Bloggers enjoyed roaming around the spacious structure and getting a feel for the rich history the building holds.
No tour of St. Louis would be complete without a stop by the Arch.
The final stop was at City Garden; bloggers enjoyed the interactive exhibits and sculptures and cooled off in the park’s fountains.