Dolyn Bags: Ami Beck

I started Dolyn Bags in January of 2014, after graduating from Stephens College with a bachelor's in apparel studies. I bought a large industrial machine and a bunch of scrap hides and began designing my first pieces out of my grandmother’s basement. Since my education was in apparel, there were many failed attempts at the perfect bag! I obsessed over…

Wild Whims

Ariel Thompson is a ceramic artist and jewelry designer based in Kansas City. Inspired by functional beauty, she creates timeless pieces to make any woman feel confident as her best self. Her small run jewelry line and hand-picked elements create unique styles for the modern woman building a whimsical life.

Leawood Entrepreneur Arlene Ladegaard

When you first meet Arlene Ladegaard, principal designer and owner of Design Connection Inc., if you sense an upbeat, energetic, spirited, generous, fun-loving and engaging personality, then please don’t waver from that initial conclusion. Blessed with a keen eye for design and an innate ability to understand her clients, Ladegaard presents as a winning combination of experience and passion for…

CARPET SOURCE

Run your hand over thin layers of leather and silk. Feel the subtle fingertip texture of intricate needlepoint patterns. Marvel at the dimensional beauty of beveled, hand-sculpted and handwoven layers of exquisitely dyed wool yarns. You are experiencing the world of Carpet Source, Kansas City’s high-end destination for carpet, wood and laminates.

Love Your Windows

Leawood has always been known for its charm and classic style, and there’s no better window covering than plantation shutters to emanate those traits. Unique for their versatility, shutters have the ability to elevate and cozy up a space at the same time. Budget Blinds of Leawood and Overland Park helped this home achieve the perfect look, from product selection…

 Owner, Stuart Wilkins, Talks About Truth, Trust and Beautiful Taste in Stunning Home Fashion

Answers by Stuart Wilkins, 
Owner of Seville Home in 
Leawood, Kansas Q: Tell us about Seville Home and what you offer.

Meet the Maker: Amina Marie Millnery

Amina Hood, designer and owner of Amina Marie Millinery, creates couture and one-of-kind headwear for clients and events around the world. Her designs have been featured in magazines, museum exhibits and on the runways.

Experiencing Craft Beer in KC

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Pendergast’s Spirits Live on at Tom’s Town

Good friends don’t always make great business partners. But Steve Revare and David Epstein have broken that code. The owners of Tom’s Town, a craft distillery in the Crossroads District, grew up in Prairie Village, met in kindergarten and remained friends through high school at Shawnee Mission East and beyond. Early in their careers, they built a successful media company…

Father-Son Team Paves the Way to Retirement Dreams

Want to make someone uncomfortable? Ask them if they’re ready for retirement. Because the truth is, a great percentage of those who cross the threshold into the offices of Cy Financial aren’t prepared. Thankfully, there’s much this father-son duo can do to change all that. This one-of-a-kind team has helped countless plan for their later years, and more importantly, enjoy…

Cutting Edge Technology Now Assists in Healthy Weight Loss

You know the drill: indulge in sweet, decadent treats throughout the holidays, then declare on January 1 to lose the weight, get fit and transform your body. You also know what happens after your declaration: you diet, thinking you can lose pounds. You exercise, thinking you will lose weight faster. You deny yourself the nutrition necessary to thrive because you’re…

A Quiet 
Revolution

It began as a whisper, a ripple so quiet that most brokers didn’t hear it. Richard Romey, however, was listening. This was more than a decade ago, when Romey worked at a big brokerage firm. He was troubled by both the investment recommendations he was receiving from the New York office, and the returns that clients were earning on their…

Legacy Flooring

Mike Eddings and his staff could show you thousands of tile choices if you’re so inclined. But they’d rather not do that. They’d rather listen first, so they can understand what you need and what you want your space to look like. Then they’ll show you products and photos of previous projects, and walk you through the steps necessary to…

Reflections Body Solutions

When you are a client at Reflections Body Solutions in Overland Park, you can remain confident that the services and treatments you receive are the safest and most effective on the market. Further, they are performed by a Board Certified Physician, Licensed Medical Aestheticians and Certified Laser Technicians, all who are fully trained and who undergo continuous training within their…

Training Humans to Get the Most Out of Man’s Best Friend

If your family is mulling over getting a dog, consider talking to a professional first. Deathe often counsels families to best match a specific dog and/or breed (and inherent temperament) with a family and its distinctive lifestyle.

At Last! A “Reel” Solution for Your Busy Family’s Schedule

If you have a busy household, you probably know the drill. Everyone is coming and going at different times for different reasons, and someone has to oversee the activity of everyone, especially when it comes to scheduling, coordinating and managing appointments. You have to get to the eye doctor. Your son needs to go to the orthodontist. Your leaky kitchen…

TEES OFF IN KANSAS CITY

You may have seen the tall, unusual framework soaring across the skyline at I-435 and Nall. From a distance it looks like a mirage. Get closer and you can see that the structure is made of posts and netting. But still your mind asks, "What is that?"