Hello, West Elm St. Louis!

A month or so ago, I was walking down Chestnut Street in Philadelphia on my way to dinner with some work colleagues. As we passed the West Elm store there, I turned to my colleagues and said, “You guys are so lucky. I wish we had a West Elm in St. Louis.”

A few days later, my wish was granted. There in my inbox was an email with the subject line, “West Elm St. Louis Opening! Media Tour Invitation.”

West Elm

A West Elm in St. Louis, and I was being invited to the preview party?

It’s like the home furnishing gods heard the want in my voice and made it happen. Shortly thereafter, I wished for a million dollars, but alas … no dice. I guess my powers are only valid for fabulous shopping destinations.

And yes, that’s a true story.

West Elm St. Louis Preview Party

Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, West Elm offers unique modern furniture, home decor, and gifts that mix clean lines, natural textures, and global accents. I’ve been an online West Elm shopper for awhile, so to be able to pop into our local store and browse? Awesome!

West Elm St. Louis Preview Party

West Elm St. Louis Preview Party

One of the things I love about West Elm are their “West Elm Green” products — products that are responsibly-produced, certified-organic, recycled, rapidly-renewable, or non-toxic. One other thing I love? The St. Louis West Elm store’s partnership with eight local Etsy artists, including my friend Brooke of Sucre Shop! We all know Rhubarb and Honey loves local and sustainable!

In addition to showcasing local artists, the preview party also boasted adorable cookies from Rhubarb and Honey favorite Pint Size Bakery and craft beers from more R and H faves, Urban Chestnut and 4 Hands Brewing Company … making this food blogger very happy!

West Elm St. Louis Preview Party

If you haven’t checked out West Elm lately, you should … I know I’ll be visiting our new local store again very soon!




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Disclosure: Although I receieved a small gift card for attending the West Elm preview party, all thoughts are my own. I only endorse products and businesses I use or frequent on a regular basis, and I’m truly thrilled West Elm has arrived in St. Louis!

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  • Brooke

    Yay I’m so excited too!

    • http://rhubarbandhoney.com/ Kimberly

      It truly was so cool to see your wares there, Brooke! So stinkin’ excited for you and Sucre Shop!

  • EatingLocalintheLou

    Oh I am in trouble…there goes the paycheck!! I LOVE West Elm and I had no idea it was now in the Lou. Thanks for informing us and for a great post!

    • http://rhubarbandhoney.com/ Kimberly

      You are quite welcome … and enjoy spending that paycheck!

  • kitchenriffs

    Don’t know West Elm, but it sounds like fun! You’ve certainly made me interested in it. BTW, congrats to the Chef on his new gig!

    • http://rhubarbandhoney.com/ Kimberly

      Thank you! Today is The Chef’s first day at the new gig … can’t wait to hear all about it when he comes home!

  • Cheri Gibbs

    So glad to read about this! I have just received a Media Tour Invitation to the opening of the West Elm near me in Birmingham, AL. I impulsively replied YES! Then I was thinking, what is a Media Tour Invitation anyway?
    Oh well, it sounds like fun to me!

    If you have any pointers about it, please tell me!!!
    Curtain Lady Design

    *Sorry if this is a repeat- I thought I posted this but it didn’t show up!

    • http://rhubarbandhoney.com/ Kimberly

      My only pointers … go, be yourself, and have fun!

      Oh, bring business cards … it’s a great event to network at too!

      • http://www.curtainladydesign.com/ Cheri Gibbs

        Ok, I got worried that I wasn’t a big time blogger or photographer. So they aren’t expecting me to take pictures? Oh good, well I don’t have any reservations about meeting people. I am a decorator and home-based workroom making custom home decor as a part time business. So I think it will be great to make some new contacts! I have cards- so I am ready! Thanks for the info!

        Curtain Lady Design