Saint Louis is a great place to be and a great place to explore. There are so many things that you can do that it may even be too much to take in all at once. There are also some great pictures of St. Louis that are floating about on the Internet but what if you had a different view. Let me introduce to you Modern Map Art.
Modern Map Art reached out to St. Louis Dad and wanted to send over a print of a map of St. Louis. If you mention St. Louis and art, I am interested in checking it out. I must say, these maps are amazing. They are very artistically detailed and have a few different styles available depending on the city. St. Louis for example has a two awesome black and white options, as well as a blue and yellow, and blue and red, which could represent the Blues and the Cardinals.
I asked if they could send over one of the black and white prints and I was very surprised that they sent over a full sized poster. There are options for smaller prints but having the options for full size posters is just as awesome. Once the poster arrived I carefully removed it from it’s shipping tube and noticed that the paper was of excellent quality. This poster was not like the posters your kids hang on their walls. This print is a lot heavier in material and demands to be framed. Printed on museum quality matte paper and using UltraChrome water based HDR ink-jet technology to print to the edges on every poster, brings a this beautiful print to life. It’s not necessary to frame if you really don’t want to, but I do, so I did.
I hung this amazing print in my home office and I am very happy with how it looks. It just looks incredible and brings a smile to my face seeing my home city in this artistic way. I highly recommend checking out the various St. Louis designs on Modern Map Art. If St. Louis isn’t your city, check out some of the other city map art options. There are a bunch and are all worth a click.
Modern Map Art provided St. Louis Dad with a complimentary print in exchange for an honest review. Check out Modern Map Art’s website for more amazing artistic prints of maps!
If you could put St. Louis in a box, what would you fill it with? StLouisBox.com answers that exact question. I recently had the chance to check out one of “the original” boxes from St. Louis in a Box. It was sent in just a few days and was filled with goodies straight from the Lou. Before I get to what was exactly in the box I just want to say that this is a fantastic idea. I have many friends who once lived here in St. Louis but have now gone onto new locations. This is the perfect gift to send their way. Or even to friends that have never been here. What better way then to send them a box filled with what they are missing. It doesn’t matter if it’s for Christmas or just to say “hey”, St. Louis in a Box is the perfect way to send a piece of St. Louis to anybody in the world. Better yet, you could even just send one to a friend or family from the area. How cool would this be for a party, wedding, or corporate get together as attendance gifts or prizes? Why get flowers and chocolate for your significant other when you can get this instead!!! Know any Cubs fans? Send them The Stadium box!
Give The Gift of The Gateway City!
The Original, which is what I received, is $25 and can be shipped anywhere in the world. If you are shipping to an APO/FPO military address it’s free! There are two other options for boxes, one is a custom box for $30 where you can pick the items that are added, and the Stadium box which features all St. Louis Cardinals items.
So let’s get down to what was in this box.
St. Louis Cardinals Mini-Helmet
Current issue of The Riverfront Times
Red Hot Riplets
Two Vess Whistle Orange Sodas
St. Louis Blues coolie
Dad’s Original Scotch Oatmeal Cookies
St. Louis Cardinals Lanyard
St. Louis Cardinals Pennant
St. Louis Mardi Gras beads
G&W Bavarian Style Landjager (Cajun Beef Stick and a Beef Stick Chipotle Style Landjager)
Schlaflys coasters and bottle opener
That is quite the list. I will say that the food did not last long. Red Hot Riplets are probably my favorite potato chips. They are hot and they are addictive. The Dad’s Original Scotch Oatmeal Cookies didn’t last long either. Soooo good. Anyone that receives St. Louis in a Box will not be disappointed. For those that wish to ship some gooey butter cake… Well that is shipped during the cooler months, so be sure to follow St. Louis in a Box on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more info on when that will be happening.
The stuff in a box business model is pretty cool. There are a lot of different ones you can get, from pop culture items, to specific brands. I’ve been surprised with some of the options out there. But I gotta say, when I heard of St. Louis in a Box, I thought it was the best of them all. This is a great idea and the perfect way to represent our amazing city.
Check out the gallery below to see all of the awesome items from StLouisBox.com!
Read the St. Louis in a Box press release below!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Louis in a Box Launches E-commerce Site
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, JUNE 28, 2015 – For homesick natives of St. Louis or those who have fond memories from vacations past, St. Louis in a Box has a solution for those sentimental longings and wistful affections for the Gateway City.
Featuring fun and unique items, St. Louis in a Box delivers a box of St. Louis right to customers’ doors. With box choices of “The Original” St. Louis in a Box or “The Stadium” box for Cardinals baseball fans, there’s an assortment of St. Louis nostalgia for everyone. Also offered is the option of creating a custom box, which allows customers to choose from a large selection items of the most iconic institutions in St. Louis.
For those who are holding an event for out of town guests, St. Louis in a Box makes a great remembrance gift for the occasion. Pricing ranges from $35 up to $55 for the 10-item choice custom box. Shipping is $5 to send a St. Louis in a Box anywhere in the U.S.; shipping is free to all military APO/FPO addresses. Orders are shipped within 24-72 hours after the company receives receive them.
Inside each St. Louis In A Box is a carefully selected array of items, including Dad’s Scotch Oatmeal Cookies, Old Vienna Red Hot Riplets potato chips, Vess Orange Whistle soda, Sugarfire Smokehouse St. Louie Style BBQ sauce, Switzer’s chewy cherry licorice twists, Syberg’s Famous Wing Sauce, Volpi Genova salami, Zia’s Sweet Italian salad dressing, local brewery swag, G&W Sausage, St. Louis Cardinals gear, “STL” bumper stickers, Riverfront Times, St. Louis Blues gear and more. St. Louis in a Box is pleased to offer a St. Louis experience to people no matter where they are in the world. More information can be found at http://www.stlouisbox.com/.
About St. Louis In A Box
St. Louis in a Box offers themed gift boxes to people everywhere, offering a St. Louis experience to past residents and visitors.
St. Louis in a Box, LLC
Dustin McMahon, owner
Note: St. Louis Dad was provided a complimentary box in exchange for this honest review.