Letter from the Creative Director

Craft beer has deep roots that go back centuries in time, and its increasing popularity is being called a 'beer revolution' by many. Recipes are created and refined by master brewers until they are perfect, and consumers are preferring a wide variety of flavorful, quality ingredients. There are so many variations of grains, hops, malt and process that it literally…

Restoration Hardware Unveiling

The unveiling of RH Leawood at Town Center Plaza featured a special live performance by Larkin Poe and a DJ set by Rob Garza. Guests enjoyed gourmet bites by Chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts, and sipped on fresh peach bellinis and curated wines. The event benefitted Children’s Mercy Hospital.

5th Annual IndiaFest

IAKC held their 5th annual IndiaFest on Sunday, August 28th at the Overland Park Convention Center. The theme of this years’ festival was “Dances of India”. The event gives a glimpse of India – food, culture, clothing/fashion, henna tattoos, 
dances, music and more.

Hillcrest Transitional Housing’s Nosh Nocte Event

Nosh Nocte KC was an adventure through 5 tasting courses of food, wine and coffee and in addition, KC's Scottish whisky savant, Clint Dunning, explored 4 Single Cask, Single Malt Whiskeys with guests. The event benefited homeless youth ages 16-20, reached by Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas.

The GRID – A Collaborative Workspace

Johnson County’s first collaborative workspace – The GRID – will amaze you. Promise. It is tucked into a retail strip at 12022 Blue Valley Parkway in Overland Park. When you drive up, bold GRID signage states that you have arrived. Potted palms along the walk signal that you’re entering a different style of space. Open the door and be prepared…

Bella Patina

It’s 8:00am on a First Friday Weekend in the West Bottoms and a crowd gathers in front of a hundred year old building. What are they doing here? Why get up early on a Friday morning to drive down to this area of the city? They are committed to be the first people through three floors of vintage, antique and…

Experiencing Craft Beer in KC

Go out and try something new

Red Crow Brewery

The idea for Red Crow Brewing Company was born around 2010 after Chris and Mistie Roberts were sharing beer Chris had brewed with Mistie's parents, Joe and Loretta Fisher. After a few drinks, the idea of opening a brewery seemed brilliant and like an opportunity they couldn't pass up. Between the Roberts' family growing and the discussion of a couple…

Torn Label Brewing Company

Torn Label Brewing Company is a craft brewery founded in 2014 and located in downtown Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District. The majority of beer produced at Torn Label is distributed throughout the city to bars and restaurants in both Kansas and Missouri, but we also feature an on-site tasting room open to the public during limited hours Thursday through Sunday.…

A Home for all Ages

Arlene Ladegaard, an award-winning interior designer and her design team at Design Connection, Inc. brought this 1970s-Overland Park home up to date with an open floor plan and transitional furnishings that capitalized the existing features of the home such as large windows and the beautiful scenery of the backyard.

The 
Communal 
Loaf

Ibises, a group of dark, long-legged wading birds, are known to eat in community. So it’s no surprise that when you walk into bustling Ibis Bakery -- the bird’s namesake -- on a Sunday morning, you’re greeted with tables full of patrons chatting, carefully-crafted pastries lining the counter, rustic hand-baked loaves filling the shelves, and busy bakers creating the hands-on,…

More than Baseball

Baseball is often referred to as a game of failure. Because of this, it is important for players to develop perseverance and a positive mind set. They depend on teammates for encouragement and support. Statements like ”You’ve got this” or “Let’s pick him up” can be heard coming from dugouts at every level of the sport. The degree of adversity…

DIY Wooden Wine Crate Coffee Table

When the party's over, what do you do with all the empty wooden wine crates? Well this fun project will solve your problem. A trendy coffee table is one such piece of furniture that can transform the look, feel and style of a whole room. Let's face it, building a coffee table may not be at the top of your…

Healthy Lifestyle by Shawna Wright

Fall is one of my favorite seasons in Kansas City...the crisp air & colorful trees provide a beautiful backdrop for hours, upon hours of...youth sports. True story, fall is crazy busy for this (sorta) soccer mom and I struggle to find the time the time to make my own workouts a priority. This year, I called in a professional for…

Steps of Style | Travel Edit

1. Travel Edit - Steps of Style blogger, Amy Dreyer, shares her packing list for a trip to the "CIty of Love" - Paris

Shawnee Mission East Students Give Back

Bev Timmons was the school nurse at Shawnee Mission East High School in the mid-1980s when a student walked through her door concerned about the babies of the crack epidemic.