I’m going to let you in on a little secret:
Contrary to popular belief, the city of St. Louis, Missouri, my hometown, is NOT in the South.
It is also not:
-Full of cornfields
-Just a place in between where you are and where you’re trying to get to (though The Onion would disagree)
-Lacking in young professionals
I may be a little biased, but I am going to use this blog as an opportunity to showcase the best things about the city I love (the Arch, the 2011 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, and the Fox Theater, to name a few). I will be discussing people, places, and things to do in the city, as well differences between life here in D.C. and in the Midwest (I have spent the last six years in college and grad school in Philadelphia and Washington D.C.).
I am living proof that, sure enough, there is life between New York City and Los Angeles. St. Louis may not be the sexiest destination in the country, but it is definitely worth visiting. It is my hope that after you read this blog, you will at least give the city a second thought, instead of overlooking it. In the words of Aaron Perlut, a contributor to Forbes, “St. Louis doesn’t suck.” It’s actually a pretty cool place.