Letter from the Creative Director

Now that fall is upon us, the city is bustling with festivals galore, schools are back in session and hopes for a Royals postseason are high. Some of my favorite parts about this time of year besides the amazing weather include enjoying a bonfire on a crisp night, pulling out some of my sweaters, all desserts related to apples and…

September 2017 Around Town

Restoration Emporium, a curated boutique of farmhouse, urban chic, vintage-inspired gifts and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines furniture and accessories line opened their new location at 4704 Wyandotte St. on the Country Club Plaza.

Amy Appleton Dreyer

Style Edit—It's back to basics this fall season, and these pieces are just what the wardrobe doctor ordered to get your closet healthy and ready for hitting the town.

Tactile Playrooms to Entice the Senses

These days we are more aware of children who struggle with sensory and tactile sensitivity, developmental delays and other diagnosed emotional and behavioral issues, and it is good to be sensitive to these needs when creating a play space for children. As a mom who has one child with sensory hypersensitivity, one child with Poland syndrome and another child who…

Apple Cider Autumn Sangria

Mix up a classic fall favorite, apple cider, with a delicious sangria recipe that is sure to bring on the taste of autumn.

Strayboots

There is a new, innovative way for your company or group to bond and learn to problem-solve with one another. It involves going on a scavenger hunt together to explore, discover and enjoy a city. “Strayboots is a leading provider of mobile scavenger hunts and team-building activities that bring happiness and collaboration to groups and organizations,” Ido Rabiner, founder, CEO…

Jet Couture

I am Mary Burger, and I am the designer for Jet Couture Jewels. Jewelry designing is a creative process that involves imagination and visual artistry, the product of which can tell a story, evoke an emotion or offer a glimpse into the past that words cannot express.

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…

Cella Jane

Leawood resident Becky Hillyard is Lifestyle Publications' newest monthly fashion contributor and the woman behind Cella Jane, a lifestyle and fashion blog which showcases her personal style on a daily basis. Thousands of followers both local and global go to Hillyard for fashion, beauty, motherhood and fitness advice; she offers inspiration to the everyday woman on the latest trends.

Where Function Meets Aesthetics

What began with a desire to update a family room turned into an entire first-floor remodeling project. After Arlene Ladegaarrd, owner and principal designer of Design Connection Inc., met with the owners of this Leawood home to discuss the project, she assessed the family’s needs were not being effectively met with the current first floor plan and came up with…