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Dana Kay takes us through her typical day in the Lou!

Dana Kay’s Entry:

I’m Dana Kay.

I live, work, and of course PLAY in Downtown St. Louis.

Wouldn’t have it any other way.

Not too big, not too small…
Not too fast, nor too slow…

This city is just right.

Being in Sales & Marketing allows me to meet with so many people on a daily basis. Each day brings something new… but one thing that is consistent is my love for the lou.

With that being said… I would love to be The Laurels’ Ambassador!

90 Responses to “A Day in the Lou”

  1. Jon Woodrome
    18 November 2011 at 11:14 am #

    I loved it Dana Kay!

  2. Bill Boyd
    18 November 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Great work capturing the essence of downtown in just over 2 minutes :-)

  3. Lorenzo Andrade
    18 November 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Great video Dana! Well done :)

  4. Jose
    18 November 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Dana Kay awesome job. Love everything about it keep it going I think if we did a night with me and arty on here we may make it to MTV and blow Jersey shore right out of the water lol

  5. Dawn
    18 November 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    This clip was great, I loved it! Really shows the fun in STL, all the rushing everyone does downtown, people can miss that.. Wonderful work Miss Dana Kay!

    • Darlene
      18 November 2011 at 1:03 pm #

      Great job! I want to go to St. Louis now! & I’m not just saying that because my sister lives in MO.! Lol! Job well done my dear:)

  6. Cathy
    18 November 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    Fantastic!!! Makes me want to bundle the kids up & “tour” our own downtown!!! You really showed how awesome our city is! :-)

  7. Brad Richter
    18 November 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    Mad skillz Dana, Thanks for the short reminder of why I love the Lou so much. Made my cloudy Seattle day much better!!!

  8. Charity
    18 November 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    Awesome, fun video! I think I forgot how much fun this city really is! Good reminder! We really do have a beautifully historic city!

  9. Dara
    18 November 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Dana Kay should be the ambassador of all thing St. Louis! Very nice, you little socialite :)

  10. Eric
    18 November 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Dana exhibits incredible energy and a charming personality. Couple that with good editing and some great music choices, and she makes a very watchable and fun video. Thumbs up!

    • Dana Kay
      25 November 2011 at 12:46 pm #

      Thank you, Eric! Everyone’s support means a lot to me. Glad you liked the it :)

  11. Mike
    18 November 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    Wonderfully shot. Really shows how pleasant it is to live in STL.

  12. Lil Arab
    18 November 2011 at 1:14 pm #


  13. Melanie Green McKinley
    18 November 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    Oh Dana Kay.. I applaud you what a great video. Makes me feel even better about coming to St Louis. Seeing that there really are Good people and fun things to do there. Thanks for sharing this… Can’t wait to meet you in person.. You are on Jesse’s list of NUMBER ONE GOOD PEOPLE/FRIENDS! =)

    • Dana Kay
      25 November 2011 at 12:48 pm #

      Melanie… we can’t wait to have you here in St. Louis! There are definitely plenty of things to do here… that’s for sure! You’ll love it.

  14. Mary
    18 November 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    My daughter commends you for your enthusiasm for life and the Lou. Wish there were more people like you. Go girl.

  15. Emma eich
    18 November 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    As always I love ya Dana!! You are A smart, caring, and beautiful person! GREAT JOB!

  16. Amanda Majewski
    18 November 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    WOW! Great video gal! Thanks for asking me to be a part of it.
    Go Dana go!

  17. Laura Watson
    18 November 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    Awesome video. You’re always a spot of sunshine :) love it!!

  18. Sherry Huff
    18 November 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    This is awesome!! Looks like a winner to me. Best of Luck!

  19. Nicholas m
    18 November 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    hahah you crafty little dork you … warmed me a little on the inside

  20. Jesse Plan
    18 November 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    It’s great! Good things included in the video. It’s a great introduction, and representation of Saint Louis… Great job!

  21. Pete McCue
    18 November 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Wonderful job Dana.

  22. Robert Dobbelare
    18 November 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Good job Dana, make me want to move downtown. You make it look fun

  23. Jeremy
    18 November 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I love the video!!! Truly shows how great St. Louis is and it made me a little homesick. I love San Diego, but I sure do miss the fun we had in St. Louis being neighbors <3

  24. Olivia Christisen
    18 November 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Great Job Dana Kay!!! :) You really captured my attention and it was well thought out! It defiantly reminds me why I love STL!

    Ps. the song choice was perfect!


  25. Becky Meader
    18 November 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    This video makes me want to stay a while in St. Louis instead of pass through it. It looks like there are things to do and visit and a definite night life. Thank you so much for sending me this.

  26. Jennifer N
    18 November 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    The video was almost as jam-packed with excitement as YOU are, Dana Kay! If ever there was a perfect person to appreciate the city of St Louis for the diversity and beauty it has to offer, it would be you.
    With the combination of your fun-loving spirit and your willingness to donate your time to help your fellow humans and four-legged friends, you know that city unside and out!
    You go, girl!

  27. Brett H.
    18 November 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Awesome video sweetheart! Hoping the best for you and keeping my fingers crossed! Xoxo love you!! 😉

  28. Sara
    18 November 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    It turned out awesome!!

  29. Teresa
    20 November 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Love seeing Wash Ave looking so wonderful. Great job on showing STL off!

  30. Tony
    21 November 2011 at 9:16 am #

    Great Video! Great People! Great City! Awesome job Dana!!!

  31. Jim Avery
    21 November 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Dana Kay,
    Like all the things you do this was great. Funny thing when I think of people who live Downtown, you are always the first person who comes to mind. You need your own tv show.

    • Dana Kay Goddard
      28 November 2011 at 9:29 am #

      Jim– your comment made me laugh!
      Thank you for your support.
      Not sure about the T.V. show…

      But perhaps more videos, blogging, and other ways of Lovin’ The Lou and helping showcase the Laurel Apartments/MX exchange!?

      Miss your face– catch up soon! :)

  32. Laura
    21 November 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Nice video!!

  33. Kyle
    21 November 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    Great video! Hope you win Dana!

  34. Scott Goddard
    21 November 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Great video there kid. Keep up the good work and, keep having fun in the Lou!!

  35. hilda
    21 November 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Awesome video Dana Kay!! Love it!!!

  36. Sonny Saggar
    21 November 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Just another example of how Downtown is all about smart, ambitious people. It’s the engine of our region. DK’s video underscores how cool it is to be part of Downtown – part of something awesome!

  37. Kama
    21 November 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Great Video! Reminds me why I love this city!

  38. Kim Collier
    21 November 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Loved the video! Makes me want to live downtown too!!

  39. Cora Gail Johnson
    22 November 2011 at 9:02 am #

    Dana’s St. Louis definitely looks like the Place to Be!

  40. Moosaj
    22 November 2011 at 11:06 am #

    Right on, Dirty!

  41. Marcia
    22 November 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Nice job little cuz.

  42. Maureen Jones
    22 November 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Looked like a great day! Loved the variety of activities. . .

  43. Amy
    22 November 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    Great video. Makes me want to move from the burbs to downtown!

  44. Ashlee Church
    22 November 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Way to go Dana!!! You will make a great rep! You are EVERYWHERE in the Lou!!

  45. Matt Sutherland
    22 November 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    Wow I think I want tmove to the Lou now…oh wait I live there! Nicely done Lady! Beautiful video! You really captured how great our city is to so many of us!

    • Dana Kay Goddard
      28 November 2011 at 9:12 am #

      Thank you, Matt! Loved your comment and appreciate your support. I’m glad you appreciate our great city–we have it good!

  46. dndud
    22 November 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    It is well made clip.
    fun video.

  47. Paul Buford
    22 November 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Used to live in the Lou…..I MISS IT SO MUCH!!! Great video!!

  48. scott schuette
    22 November 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Nicely done. Great video!

  49. Kim Haag
    22 November 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Great job Dana! Your love and enthusiasm for the Lou shines!!

  50. Sonny Saggar
    22 November 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Awesome video. It presents a really accurate picture of how Downtown is now exciting, fun and happening. All the smart, ambitious and cool people are now in Downtown St. Louis.

  51. Stephanie
    22 November 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Excellent video and her sincere enthusiasm for Saint Louis makes this video stand out above the rest.

  52. Emily H
    22 November 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    Really great video!

  53. Stephanie
    22 November 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Excellent video. She is so personable and her sincere excitement about downtown makes this video stand out .

  54. Lee
    22 November 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    well done!!!!!!

  55. Angie Spatola
    22 November 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    Great job Dana! Reminds those of us that live in the county that we need to get to the city more often.

  56. Kent Goddard
    22 November 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Great job on the video Dana Kay! Lovin’ you and the Lou!!

  57. Kelly
    22 November 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    Dana. Amazing! I will definitely say hi to you in the halls at work now! :) xoxo

  58. Chelsea
    22 November 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    great job dana! love it!

  59. Tom Evansco
    23 November 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Very well done, Dana – you’re a busy girl

  60. January
    23 November 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Great job!

  61. Jared
    23 November 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Great job Dana, everything looks amazing and very well captured!!!!

  62. Joe Huff
    24 November 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Love the video. My kind of music. I know you are having a lot of fun in the Lou. Best of Luck!!!

  63. Jane Siebel
    25 November 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    What an upbeat and accurate picture of St. Louis. I love the Lou, never getting tired of the neighborhoods, the parks and all the activities. You, go Dana, that’s the attitude! St. Louis is the best and your video captures the spirit of the Lou and it’s people – no matter what the age!!

    • Dana Kay Goddard
      28 November 2011 at 9:15 am #

      You’ve got that right… St. Louis is composed of some awesome neighborhoods and amazing parks. There’s always plenty to do–Thank you for your support!

  64. Kristen
    26 November 2011 at 12:28 am #

    Great video! I’m from Albany, NY (business friend of Laura G). Believe it or not I’ve never been to St. Louis but your video makes me want to hop on a plane and check it out. :-)

    • Dana Kay Goddard
      28 November 2011 at 9:25 am #

      Kristen–Thanks for your support! Back in my flight attendant days I flew into NY regularly, however, never had the opportunity to stay overnight and explore. Not sure if I could handle the extreme winters.

      Hopefully you’ll be able to visit STL in the future! If not for leisure… than find a way to make it here for “business” :)

      If you do… we’ll be sure to grab lunch at one of Downtown’s many restaurants!

  65. Stacey Wilkerson
    26 November 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Love this video! It really shows what a great town STL is! Dana Kay is absolutely adorable and so creative! She would make a fabulous Ambassador!Ambassador

  66. Chris Stone
    26 November 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Really good work. Love the editing and the music. Makes me want to go downtown this weekend!!!

  67. Marcia
    26 November 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Now this video makes me want to move back to the city from the burbs. GREAT JOB.

    • Dana Kay Goddard
      28 November 2011 at 9:18 am #

      Nothing WRoNG with the Burbs’… but there’s so much going on RIGHT here Downtown Saint Louis. Downtown is the true core of the metropolitan area!

  68. Francina
    26 November 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    What a great video! Sometimes I tend to forget what exactly lies in my very own back yard! There are so many things to do, and be a part of! People just need to be more aware of what St. Louis has to offer them. Loved this video! I might just have to go downtown tonight!

  69. Jake
    26 November 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Righteous! Glad you threw Blueberry Hill in there!

    • Dana Kay Goddard
      28 November 2011 at 9:22 am #

      Heck yeah! It’s such a neat spot… Plus, Joe Edwards is a St. Louis legend. He’s more than a business owner, developer, and civic leader… his innovative mind and passion for St. Louis sets him apart from many!!

  70. Colton Wilkerson
    26 November 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Loved the video. Visited the St. Louis Museum on Wednesday and had a great time. Neat place!!! Best of luck on the video.

    • Dana Kay Goddard
      28 November 2011 at 9:35 am #

      The City Museum is needless to say… unique in everyway. It’s places like that set St. Louis apart from other cities. Bob Cassilly was the creative mastermind and though he’s no longer with us… it’s neat to know that people from near and far will continue to enjoy his efforts for years and years to come.

      It was great meeting you, Colton–Thanks for Lovin’ the Lou during your stay. Say hi to Texas for me! :)

  71. Nancy Muller
    27 November 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Dana, I love this video. You showed St. Louis to be the upbeat, wonderful city it is. Your clips appeal to all ages, and I wish you well in your endeavors. Really enjoyed this–great fun.

  72. Angie Sandlin
    28 November 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Loved your video Dana! Way to show off our beautiful city! <3

  73. Shannon Hrdlicka
    28 November 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Dana, I love the video!! It really showcases the wonderful aspects of St. Louis! There is so much to enjoy right here in our backyards! Great job and good luck!

  74. Grant Goddard
    1 December 2011 at 8:43 am #

    Dana – What an amazing video! Maybe I need to move to the Lou…

  75. Amanda Burnhsm
    1 December 2011 at 8:58 am #

    Great video miss Dana Kay!!! Love it! It speaks to what the city represents, and you are SO completely yourself in it lol. Love you bunches girl, good work!

  76. Dave Wicks
    1 December 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Fun video! Dana Kay as a Rotarian helped collect almost $300 for Old Newsboy Day at our corner contributing to almost $3000 collected by St. Louis Rotary in total. DK has been a great addition to Rotary Club 11.

  77. Steve Deiters
    1 December 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Awesome job Dana! I love it!

  78. Sarah Milar
    9 January 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Hey Dana, This looks awesome!!!!!

  79. Rachel
    10 January 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    This is amazing! Great job! You are such a talented, wonderful girl. Keep it up :) Love you lots.