FLOURISH—St. Louis Mom’s Spring Celebration of Motherhood


Join us at the London Tea Room on Sunday, April 30th, from 1-4 p.m. for St. Louis Mom’s premier event of the spring season:

Flourish — a fulfilling celebration of motherhood, presented by Mercy in partnership with STL Fertility, Legacy Physical Therapy, InVita Health and Wellness, Esse Health Pediatrics, and Amanda Brandt, Realtor.

The time has come for moms all around St. Louis to *FLOURISH* in motherhood together! So gather your mama tribe for an afternoon that includes essential motherhood resources, pampering & rejuvenation, and connection with other mothers just like you.

Your ticket includes access to valuable, curated resources and businesses focused on MOMS inside and out from all around St. Louis, complimentary pampering opportunities, food and beverage, as well as exclusive SWAG & GIVEAWAYS!

Event Partner


Mercy has been a healing presence in the St. Louis region for more than 150 years. Through providing compassionate care and service to patients and their families, Mercy has become a well-known health system in the Greater St. Louis area. Mercy cares for over 2.7 million patients each year in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

Supporting Partners

STL Fertility

STL Fertility is the only 100% locally owned by female physicians, all female fertility center based in St. Louis. With deep roots in the St. Louis community, our team of experts at STL Fertility, Dr. Molina Dayal, Dr. Maureen Schulte, and nurse practitioner Melanie Miranda, provide the high touch and hands-on experience that fertility patients expect.

Connect with STL Fertility at our Flourish event to learn more about your family-building options!

Legacy Physical Therapy

We are pleased to have Legacy Physical Therapy join us again for this year’s Flourish event! Get to know Brooke, one of the many faces of the practice, and learn all about pelvic floor physical therapy and its countless benefits!

Legacy Physical Therapy focuses on helping women get their bodies back in shape through the many stages of life. From leaking bladders to pelvic pain, whether you are pregnant, just had a baby, or your children are grown. Their goal is to return your body to wellness without medication or surgery. They offer phone consultations and virtual visits from the comfort of your home.

InVita Health and Wellness

InVita Health and Wellness —a comprehensive Med Spa— is all about improving your health and well-being in St. Louis and surrounding counties. Their holistic approach helps them to effectively identify your needs and goals, which helps tailor your care plan appropriately. InVita Health and Wellness wants to empower you for a more joyful life.

Amanda Brandt, Realtor®

Amanda has always had a passion for serving others and wanting the best for them. When she watched her family and friends experiencing inadequate representation during the buying and selling of their largest investment, she knew they deserved better! She began her real estate career and never looked back.

Supporting and leading her clients from their first questions and then throughout the selling or buying process, Amanda is a caring professional always driving for the best outcome for her clients. Staying in front of the complexities of the real estate transaction, Amanda identifies and overcomes potential obstacles, resulting in a smooth and successful transaction. Clients are never left wondering what needs to happen next or if their Realtor is looking out for their best interest.

“I love advocating for families as they find their perfect home. Let’s get started!”

Amanda will be hosting TWO giveaways at her table! You could win:

  • A Staging Basket filled with home goods, décor, and staging supplies
  • A Staging Consultation

ESSE Health Pediatrics

At Esse Health Pediatrics, we understand how busy kids and their parents can be. Our convenient, flexible appointments put your schedule’s needs first. Sibling appointments and walk-in hours for sick patients are just a few of the ways we support your family’s needs.

Have a question? Our top-ranked, board-certified doctors are just a call or text away. With six convenient locations in St. Louis, we offer personalized care with the ease and access of a larger network.

As part of the Esse Health Pediatrics family, you can trust that we will do everything we can to keep your child well.

Esse Health Pediatrics will be hosting a quiet and calm feeding and changing corner at Flourish! 

Ptera Jewelry

Jennifer Fleites is the owner of Ptera at only 24 years old. She started the company in November of 2022 after she decided it was time to get back to her roots.

Her parent’s undying love and encouragement is what inevitably led Jennifer to take the leap and start a business that would honor both her mother’s and father’s legacies. She now creates beautiful pieces of jewelry with a unique blend of modern and traditional styles that are perfect for any occasion. With each piece of jewelry she designs, she hopes to bring joy and happiness to those who wear them.

Presentation Schedule

Our health and wellness experts will touch on thoughtful topics for MOM. So pull up a chair, listen in, and Flourish!

2:15 pmMercy: Dr. Katherine Garland, “Prescription for Happiness”

2:30 pm – STL Fertility: Dr. Schulte and Dr. Dayal, “The Highs & Lows of being Fertility Doctor Moms.”

2:45 pmLegacy Physical Therapy: Brooke Kalisiak, PT, DPT WCS, “Do I Have to Take My Clothes Off? An Introduction to Pelvic Physical Therapy

3:00 pmInVita Health and Wellness: Sara Franco, DNAP, CRNA, APRN, “Benefits of IV Hydration and Semaglutide for Medical Weight Loss”

3:15 pmEsse Health Pediatrics: Dr. Peter Putnam, M.D., “Dealing with Picky Eaters & Nutrition”

Beauty & Wellness

Studio D Luxe

A complimentary hair refresh will have you feeling so confident and glamorous! Studio D Luxe will be providing our mamas some dedicated time in the styling chair. 

Studio D Luxe is a salon suite located inside of Image Studios, Warson Woods. A one-chair salon, if you will. What sets this salon apart from others is that Studio D Luxe is individual based. That means when you’re here, the only focus is YOU!

House of Wax

House of Wax in Des Peres specializes in bikini waxing, lash lifts, and skincare treatments. Jade, Owner & Licensed Esthetician of House of Wax, will be offering complimentary brow tinting for all our mamas at Flourish! Stop by her booth for a little brow care, Mama!

Healing Hamsa

The Healing Hamsa will be onsite to help our moms embrace and maintain their natural glow! Moms will receive mini applications of spring skincare goodies which encourage a low-maintenance, high-success, mom-approved skincare routine that includes: a lip treatment, SPF finishing mist, and a hand massage.

PAINT St. Louis

PAINT will be joining us at Flourish to offer our moms a lovely, mini manicure experience!

PAINT Nail Bar, located in Richmond Heights, is professional, innovative and social with a goal to be unlike the traditional nail salon. Their objective is to ensure that by the end of your service, the standard has been set so high that any other nail salon just won’t do. PAINT Nail Bar believes in promoting the health and integrity of your natural nail.


Kelly Laramore Photography

Kelly Laramore is a mom to six little ones and a professional portrait photographer specializing in Maternity, Newborn, and Baby Milestone portraits. Her studio is located in The Meadows in Lake St. Louis, MO.

Her services are unique and provide a luxury custom portrait experience that handles every detail to ensure a stress-free and custom experience.

She offers one-on-one wardrobe styling services, as well as a client wardrobe closet full of styling options for the whole family. She works with a team of professional hair and makeup artists to pamper her clients before their portrait sessions. Lastly, she offers custom design services to bring you timeless wall art for your home and printed heirlooms for your children.

Her ultimate goal is to bring you one-of-a-kind artwork that will last the test of time and can be held and cherished by future generations.

Say hello to Kelly at Flourish! She will be happily snapping away at all the event fun!

Trendy Occasions

Trendy Occasions is all about being able to bring extraordinary joy to other people. Owner, Claudette, wanted to have a business with a purpose. She wanted to incorporate individuality in every design, resulting in a trendy, unique, personalized, “photo perfect” setup that creates lasting memories and shares important events for generations to come.

Snap a selfie or two in front of the Trendy Occasions backdrop and cherish those photos forever!


Brittany Dwyer, owner of Disco!, will be hosting a Gratitude Corner at Flourish. Hundreds of blank greeting cards will await your sweet words of encouragement to another mother. After Flourish, we will be donating your handwritten cards to local facilities & hospitals that support women in their time of need. 

DiscoSTL.com is your one-stop shop for booking group events & experiences. Easily search and book experiences with premium local businesses, including kid & adult birthday parties, moms days out, a spa day, showers, creative classes, private dining and chef experiences and more. Disco! is a local startup founded by a mother of two.

Sophia’s Crowns Flower Shop

Trish Boyle’s drive behind her passion is to be a local florist that provides creative, affordable floral arrangements and to create safe spaces for children to connect with nature. Her daughter, Sophia, was only three years old when she suggested that they open a flower shop after she overheard Trish trying to purchase flowers that were overpriced.

“I was a single mom at the time while studying in college, so purchasing flowers that were out of budget seemed like a luxury item.”

Trish started her flower shop from her two-bedroom apartment in 2018. Fast Forward to 2023, Sophia is nearly eight, and Trish is a first-generation business owner with a flower shop in the Southampton neighborhood providing a meaningful, accessible service to her community.

Say hello to Trish at Flourish where you will craft your very own flower crowns! 

Fête Booth

Fête Booth is St. Louis’ premier multimedia photo booth experience offering a luxury guest experience capturing photos, GIFs, boomerangs and slow-motion video clips that can instantly be text or email.

Delight your guests with custom props, gorgeous floral, greenery or sequin backdrops by Eye Candy Rentals, custom neon signs and optional printed photos. Fête Booth’s attention to detail and streamlined booking process will put you at ease while providing a guest experience to remember!


Lemon House Bakes

Jessica Tennille, Owner of Lemon House Bakes, started her new small business in October 2022.

Jess says, “I create from-scratch, custom sugar cookies for all events and occasions. As a stay-at-home mom to two young children, I was in need of a creative outlet, and seemingly overnight, Lemon House Bakes was born!

It brings her such joy to meticulously bake and decorate cookies and to see the smiles on her customer’s faces. Located in St Charles, MO, she is ready and willing to chat about all of your cookie needs.

It is an honor to share her cookies with all of the amazing Mamas at the Flourish event, and she hopes to bake for you soon!

The Mocktail Lounge

Elizabeth Lockwood is a wife and mother of two grown children. She is the current owner and operator of THE MOCKTAIL LOUNGE, which is located on Main St. in historic St. Charles, MO. Elizabeth worked two jobs most of her life to provide for her children and one of them was usually at night in a bar. She dreamed that one day she would have one of her own or a restaurant, as she has a passion for cooking and customer service. Elizabeth, however, was not much of a drinker. 

After experiencing addiction within her family and doing some market research, the idea of a sober bar filled her entrepreneurial spirit.  She prayed on this for quite some time, and by the glory of God, he put the right people in her life at the right time, and the ownership of a sober bar was no longer a pipedream.

These days Elizabeth is focused on expanding as well as outreach within the community by offering up spirit-free drinks at events and helping educate on the benefits of mindful drinking. Her new adventure is called Mindful Mixology and will consist of a mobile sober bar and Soberlicious which is a monthly subscription box that will roll out this spring.

Michele C Catering & Events

Michele C Catering and Events is a full-service, sustainable, community conscious catering and event planning company creating relationships and quality events in the St. Louis area.

Enjoy gourmet dollar sandwiches, artisan cheese and fruit tray bites, and more at Flourish! 

On-Site Resources & Vendors

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