5 Things To Do This Weekend In The CWE: Dec. 10-13

From safe, socially distanced holiday festivities, to seasonal sips and special sales — here are five things to do this weekend in the Central West End!

Live Life Deliciously With Tara Teaspoon Bench | St. Louis Public Library — Schlafly Branch

Thursday, December 10
5-6 p.m.

Learn how to live life deliciously with Tara Teaspoon Bench. As a food editor and stylist for Martha Stewart, Tara knows how to create and showcase gorgeously themed meals for every lifestyle and occasion. In her first cookbook, she shares more than 120 delicious show-stopping recipes that are designed to impress. From leisurely weekend brunches spent over burrata cheese with grilled peaches and orange zest chimichurri to easy weeknight rice bowls with carrot-ginger dressing to a mouthwatering Italian crostata baked tart, Tara explains how to put together and master several special go-to dishes from the culinary capitals of the world to add to your repertoire. Join her online tonight to learn how to present food as an interesting and beautiful culinary experience. Registration is required. Click here to register now!

Shop Small & Save Big | Q Boutique

Saturday, December 12, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, 12-5 p.m.

Every weekend in December, shop small and save big at Q Boutique! To celebrate the CWE Window Walk, they are offering 20% off all regular priced merchandise in-store only. Visit Q Boutique for a curated selection of stocking stuffers, unique jewelry, clever kids’ games, custom accessories, quirky greeting cards, books for all ages, and a variety of locally-made goods, juxtaposed with the region’s best selection of chess sets. Whether you’re searching for presents for a hard-to-shop-for friend or a last-minute addition to your holiday list, Q Boutique makes it easy to be a gift-giving guru.

Purchases at Q Boutique are tax-free, benefiting the exhibitions and programs of the World Chess Hall of Fame.

Take a Safe Selfie with Santa | Barrett Barrera Projects

Saturday, December 12
11-5 p.m.

Join Barrett Barrera Projects this Saturday for a family-friendly celebration of all things merry and bright. Complimentary hot cocoa to-go kits (nice for the kids, naughty for the grown-ups) will be available to take home, and a special visit from Santa is expected between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for safe, socially distanced photos through their window selfie frame! The fun is free and open to the public.

If you can’t make it on the 12th, the holiday blow-up window display at Barrett Barrera Projects and projects+gallery will be on view through January 2nd.

Get in the Holiday Spirit | CWE Window Walk

Saturday, December 12
1-5 p.m.

Experience the magic of the holidays this Saturday during the CWE’s 11th Annual Window Walk! Safely stroll amidst elegantly decorated windows, while shopping at boutiques, and enjoying seasonal libations and delicious meals at local restaurants. You can also enjoy FREE socially distanced holiday festivities, including ice carvings, carriage rides, carolers, live music, street performers, a roaming Santa, and more. Stop by the Maryland Plaza Fountain to meet a live reindeer! Plus, enjoy a live performance by moSTLy TAP from 1-3 p.m. at Maryland Plaza.

Safety First: We can’t wait to see you this holiday season, but please remember to stay 6 ft. apart from others and wear a face covering at all times inside public places and outside when social distancing is not possible, per City of St. Louis guidelines.

Sip on Something Seasonal | Lazy Tiger

Same Day Pick-Up or Weekly Delivery Available

Toast the holidays from the safety of your own home! Thanks to Lazy Tiger’s holiday cocktail takeout-delivery concept, The Filthy Animal, you can now sip on something seasonal without leaving the house. The Filthy Animal features a menu of 10 holiday cocktails, including Gingerbread Eggnog, the Reese’s Clarified Old Fashioned (with peanut butter-washed bourbon) and the gin-based Sleigh, Girl, Sleigh! All cocktails come in sealed glass bottles and will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days.

You can order online for same-day pickup from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday at Yellowbelly (4659 Lindell Boulevard). Delivery is available within a 5-mile radius of Lazy Tiger (210 North Euclid Avenue). You can schedule a delivery between noon-4 p.m. Dec. 11, 18, and 23.