Letter from the Creative Director

Even though I don’t love frigid temperatures, December is by far my favorite month of the year. The excitement and magic of watching my kids experience all of our family holiday traditions is so much fun, and the anticipation of Christmas morning makes me still feel like a kid. I absolutely love every part of it, and I think I…

Kicks 4 Kids KC

$47,600 was raised for Turner House Children's Clinic by supporters of the annual Kicks 4 Kids event, held on October 6, 2016. Turner House provides quality pediatric healthcare for uninsured and underserved children. Honorable Robert Serra was Honorary Chairperson. Marisa Hamm-Malanowski and Liz Oxandale co-chaired the event.

Hillcrest Infinite Possibilities Gala 2016

The 11th annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas Gala took place at the Museum at Prairiefire on November 5th. Hillcrest's time-tested program works with homeless families and youth to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. 
Photography Claire Ryser

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Here are some of our top picks from local shops to inspire you this gift-giving season.

A Neighborhood Gathering Spot

Customers have been flocking to McLain’s Market since it opened its doors in early October. No doubt the 70 plus-year legacy of the beloved Waldo bakery helps draw them in, but the eatery’s warm, welcoming atmosphere and fresh menu keep people coming back.

The Nutcracker

Jump-start your holidays with The Nutcracker, the must-see production by the American Youth Ballet. Experience the magic surrounded by snowflakes, sword fights, dancing dolls, a 40ft growing tree, and Tchaikovsky's music performed by the Overland Park Orchestra. Talented dancers, beautiful festive costumes, elaborate sets, and a live orchestra bring this iconic classic to life at the Johnson County Community College's…

Travel Edit | Steps of Style

Hit the slopes with Steps Of Style blogger, Amy Dreyer, as she shows you her picks for staying warm while keeping it cool in Aspen.

The Knockout

Sweet golden pineapples soaked in Svedka Clementine Vodka and hand squeezed.

The History of the Plaza Lights

For many of us, the holiday season would not be complete without a trip to the Country Club Plaza to see the lights. Rising in vertical and horizontal precision, the multi-colored lights trace the contour of the city’s Plaza shopping district in a dramatic blend of tradition, celebration and electric festivity.