Not Home for the Holidays

While the rest of us are gathering around the Thanksgiving table and decking our halls, some of our fellow community members are leaving behind their own families to work long shifts where they will care, protect and serve. This holiday season, we give thanks for their service and sacrifice. 

Autumn Arugula Salad

 INGREDIENTS:  2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 acorn squash, sliced in 1/2-inch thick rounds and seeds removed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepped 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/2 cup whole pecans, chopped 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 6 cups baby arugula 1 avocado, sliced 1 pomegranate, arils removed 1 seedless cucumber, sliced  pomegranate ginger vinaigrette 1/3 cup pomegranate juice 1/4 cup apple…

Golden & Pine

Ethical production is a must at Golden & Pine.  Their designs come from all around the world, handcrafted by indigenous artisans or produced ethically in factories that pay a living wage, have good working conditions and guarantee no child labor.  Armadillo and Co., a rug line they carry, is the perfect example.  They are Australian designed and ethically handmade in India.  Armadillo and Co.…

Gifts that Give Back

In the season of giving, why not take the extra step to find a gift that will benefit more than just the recipient?  So many products and companies here in the Kansas City area have the mission to pay it forward with gifts that give back. Your gift will not only give happiness and joy to your loved one, it…

Giving of Life, Giving of Self

In life there are ways to show kindness -- a thoughtful gift, a genuine smile, a complimenting expression. In life there are ways to show gratitude -- a heartfelt thank-you, a soothing presence, an exchange of caring deeds. Then, sometimes, in life there is a divine exemplification that illustrates how the unselfish gesture of one can transform the life of…

Letter from the Editor

I am frequently asked what my favorite part of my job is as the editor of the Kansas City Lifestyle magazines, and the answer is always the same. In a world where there is so much divisiveness and negativity, I have the great privilege of being a part of sharing truly remarkable stories of people … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Crown Center Ice Terrace Kicks off 46th Season Kansas City’s favorite winter activity and holiday tradition, the Crown Center Ice Terrace, will kick off its 46th season on Friday, November 2 with free skating for all. From 6:00 AM-9:00 AM on Opening Day, locals and visitors can skate into winter with complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and a spin on the rink’s fresh ice.    Through … Continued

Braden’s Hope Gala

Braden's Hope For Childhood Cancer held their seventh annual Hope Gala on September 29. The event was attended by over 1200 guests and $706,525! Braden's Hope funds $1,000,000 research study grants in Kansas City through Children's Mercy Hospital and KU Cancer Cancer. Photo Credit: David Strickland

This group of volunteers is going to the dogs!

When Danielle Reno, CEO and owner of Unleashed Pet Rescue, began rescuing dogs in her garage in 2011, she knew she had found her calling. At that time, she was fostering multiple dogs and saw the need for another rescue team in the area. She decided to lease the space in Mission to further her dream of saving as many…

Resilient Splendor

It is interesting. When I reflect on my life, I would have never seen myself as this person.

KC Oktoberfest

 The KC Oktoberfest is the city’s largest traditional Oktoberfest, and is presented by KC Bier Co. at Crown Center. This was a two-day festival celebrating authentic Bavarian-style bier, food, entertainment, and family-friendly activities.   Photos by Brian Rice, KC Oktoberfest.