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.

Experiencing Craft Beer in KC

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Martin City Brewery

Another project of Moore and Adams is the renovation of a church at 13440 Holmes to transform it into The Martin, a 4,000 square-foot event space. The space holds up to 250 guests and houses a complete on-site catering kitchen. For booking: themartineventspace.com/

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.…

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…

Local film-maker showcases KC on the big screen

In their first feature film, Trust Fund, co-producers and husband and wife team, Sandra Martin and Isaac Alongi, felt passionate about filming most of the movie right here in KC. Sandra, a Lee’s Summit native, and Isaac, who grew up in Prairie Village, both believed that KC was perfect for showcasing their first film. In the movie, Kansas City successfully…

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

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…

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…

More Starts Here

One hundred and fifty years ago, St. Teresa’s Academy (STA) was founded at 11th and Washington in Kansas City, Missouri. Since 1866, STA has educated young women as the first school in KC. What makes this all-girls Catholic high school so special is that they “educate the whole woman.” In addition to basic core curriculum, STA helps students grow in…

Modern Meets Gravel

When a local couple decided to move to the country, they knew they wanted to build a home that tested the limits of midwest style and design. With a desire for modern edge in their rural setting, the homeowners enlisted the help of local designer Kerri Frazier, of Studio Blue Designs, to bring their vision to life. Throughout the custom…

The 4% Withdrawal Rule: 
An Outdated Retirement Strategy?

Many retirees wonder how much they can withdraw from their retirement portfolios each year, while still having a strong asset base. A common guideline has been 4%, known as the “4% Withdrawal Rule.” In recent years, this strategy has sparked major discussions among academics and professionals as to whether or not it’s still a viable guide for today’s retirees. Before…

Candice Millard

Sometimes it is as simple as discovering more about those things in which inspire that true happiness is found. It can also be noted in exploring those passions in depth, and with true purpose, that commitment becoming freeing. And if the stars align just perfectly this hunger can become a most rewarding career. It is this personal truth that has…