Introducing Lauren Korte| Lauren”s Fitness Finds

Hi there! I'm Lauren, a lover of all things fashion, beauty, fitness, travel and freakishly cute dogs. I am a wife to my best friend, Zack, and a mother (or teacher) to 17 first graders. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and am currently pursuing a masters degree. 

January 2017 Lifestyle Letter

I am not always the best at making New Year’s resolutions. It may be because I tend to reflect on changes and goals at the beginning of a school year. As a former teacher, and then after having four children of my own, a fresh beginning to me always seemed to fall in August at the beginning of a new…

January 2017 Good Times

The eleventh annual Nutcracker Tea Party took place on December 3rd and 4th at The Ritz Charles Overland Park. Crescendo Conservatory dancers entertained over 3,200 guests during four performances. All proceeds support Friends of Overland Park Arts and their investment in art and art programs in the Overland Park community.

 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.

Tips from Trainer 
Angie Thomson

What are the main areas to focus on when we are trying to stay in shape or get into better shape? Meal planning, and LOTS and LOTS of water

Travel Edit

Pack your bags with Steps of Style blogger, Amy Dreyer, as the borders open to the beautiful and mysterious Havana Cuba.

A Healing Heart, 
Connected Spirit, 
and Strengthened Body

“There is reason why I am still alive.” Jody Matthews speaks eloquently about her life, her successes, and her challenges with a sparkle in her eye symbolizing both gaiety but also a touch of sorrow. Her enthusiasm radiates throughout the room, as she is genuinely joyful to be sharing her story with the world. It is a story that is…

Now is your time. Get healthy

January is my favorite time of year for health & fitness. This is the time of year that I most commonly get to work with clients that are fresh, raw & usually extremely nervous. These are people that have unwillingly found themselves in a place where they are simply unhealthy, out of shape & overweight. They are apprehensive, intimidated &…


Enjoy Pure Food + Drink believes healthy living starts at the end of your fork.  Fresh from the soil and prepared for the soul to nourish the mind, body, and spirit with each bite, Enjoy believes food is more than fuel and is the best preventative healthcare.  Organic bowls, soups, sandwiches, salads, cold-pressed juices, and smoothies are all on the…

Paul Versluis

Director of Photography for Lifestyle Publications, photographer at 8183 studio,

A New Life For An Old Home

Arlene Ladegaard, an award-winning interior designer and her design team at Design Connection, Inc. brought this 1970s-Overland Park home up to date with an open floor plan and transitional furnishings that capitalized the existing features of the home such as large windows and the beautiful scenery of 
the backyard.