Letter from the Creative Director

When I was a child, I believed my dad could make absolutely anything. He was a contactor and electrician by trade, and growing up in a large family, he often was knocking down walls to build on another room or remodel the existing structure to accommodate more people. If my mom could dream it up, my dad could build it.…

14th Annual Head for the Cure 5K Run & Walk

More than 5,100 runners, walkers, and volunteers turned for the 14th Annual Head for the Cure 5K Run & Walk at Corporate Woods. This year's goal was to raise a a half million dollars and indications are the goal will be reached. Funds raised support brain cancer research, treatment and prevention.

Chief’s Flag Hanging on The Plaza

To celebrate the upcoming Chiefs season, KC Wolf raised flags and outfitted statues on the Country Club Plaza.

Costumes by Sarah Lodge

Many of my favorite childhood memories revolve around Halloween. Not so much the candy (I was a saver, not a binger) but the costumes. If we ever had a store bought costume, it was not one I remember. Growing up, my parents encouraged creativity in all things, and Halloween was no exception. There were wigs, face paint, paper mache heads…

Travel Edit

travel at top- Steps of Style blogger, Amy Dreyer, brings a few local favorites along with her as she hits the streets of New York CIty.

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.

Meet the Maker: Sara Preu

Sarah Preu is a creative wanderer and feels drawn to nature and its role in helping us transform ourselves out of a digital existence and into visceral experience. Her soap making and other plant based products are meant to invite the earth into our daily rituals. Wildcrafting is the ritual of wandering into nature to sustainably forage and gather gifts…

Meet the Maker: Chad Hickman

Chad Hickman grew up right here in the Heartland, in Olathe to be exact. As a kid, he dreamed of Royals baseball and one day hitting the ball over the wall in the bottom of the ninth to win the World Series. Baseball was one of his greatest passions. That is why he, like so many other kids growing up…

Meet the Makers: Ken and Cody Lynn

Ken Lynn of Overland Park, KS, and his son Cody, established Dark Holler Design Works and started making Paladin shaving brushes in August 2014. At the time, Ken, a 1981 graduate of KU Law School, was winding down a 30-year career in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, and Cody had just received a degree in Industrial Design from KU. By the end…

Meet the Makers: James and Lainey Lake

Lake Candles is a Kansas City operated, soy candle company that began in October 2015 by James and Lainey Lake. Lainey is born and raised in Leawood, KS and James is from Houston, TX however the couple met in Kansas City in 2010, got married in Kansas City in 2014, and currently reside in Fairway, KS (hence the name of…

Where the Wild Things Are Romp

The enjoyment of dressing up in a costume goes beyond just Halloween. They can turn parties in to a magical experience of fantasy and make-believe. Themed Parties, such as this literature-based “Wild Things” celebration can easily create a charming atmosphere for guests with just a few simple props, costumes and a creative food spread.

Loving People, Loving Pets

In describing the services provided at 2009 W. 104th Street in Leawood, Kansas one would get the impression that he or she are visiting an upscale spa. Some of these services include therapeutic massage, chiropractic treatment, healing acupuncture, dental attention and an overall holistic approach to care. The truly remarkable thing is that these features are just a few of…

Personalized Throw Pillows

All the rage in pillows these days seems to be trendy typography and personalization. Whether it be Pottery Barn, Anthropology or Crate & Barrel, everyone is selling these for a pretty penny. Often I find pillows with a quote I like however not a font that matches my style. I was determined these pillows could be custom designed with my…

BE YOUR BEST BY 2017

Utilize this fall to get ahead of your health & feel great BEFORE the holiday season. How many days away is Thanksgiving? Check your calendar & commit to making the most of each week. I feel better when I eat right & exercise regularly. I also feel better when I comfortably fit into all of my favorite jeans & dresses.…