Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Enjoy some of our favorite gift picks to inspire you this gift giving season. 

Gather

I love the holiday season—the sound of bells ringing, the scent of fir trees, the sight of holiday lights strewn in trees, and the taste of that special meal shared with close friends.  But above all, my favorite holiday tradition is the fact we gather in revelry to celebrate family and friendships old and new, and to express our gratitude towards…

Holiday Bunch Bowls

The holidays grant us with a unique opportunity to bring friends and family together. If your family is anything like mine, gathering around the dinner table to share a meal and a few cocktails is a revered tradition. Being the only person in my family with a cocktail background, I am constantly playing barkeeper when I would much rather be relaxing…

Go Beyond Just Browsing

Your next outing to the Country Club Plaza just got more relaxing with a visit to BROW BAR. This luxurious studio provides the latest technology in microblading and microshading (along with other services) in an upscale, modern, relaxing and private spa setting.

Accessorize your Gift

Leawood is home to Paper Source, a paperie and gift retailer offering a curated selection of fine papers. Their unique and exclusive artwork for their paper are masterfully designed by a team of five women. This year to commemorate their 35th anniversary, the brought back two prints from their archives, the Candy Cane and Polar Bear designs. They suggest topping…

Music: A reflection of Life

Dr. Reena Berger Natenberg is a concert pianist and professor of piano at Pittsburg State University who is known both locally and around the world for her musical talent. She knew from a very early age that music would be her life, with her successful career starting at the age of 4.

Toddies and Tomes

With winter's early onset this year, there's nothing to do but curl up in a cozy corner and get lost in a book. Here are a few recent releases that will hopefully get you through until spring. And what make a solo session with a book even better? A cocktail. Whip up a Louisburg Toddy and enjoy the cold.

Letter from the Editor

The holidays are upon us, and as the festivities approach, all of the warm feelings and memories that I hold dear from Christmas’s past come rushing to mind. This is most definitely my favorite time of year, and for many reasons. I love the traditions and the beauty of the season and watching my kids … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Granite Garage Floors Celebrates Milestone Granite Garage Floors celebrated a milestone of installing One Million square feet of professionally installed epoxy coating systems recently.  The locally-owned, Prairie Village-based business was founded nine years ago with a goal to provide a dependable, permanent & industrial-strength coating that protects and beautifies residential garage, basement and commercial flooring.  For more information, visit GraniteGarageFloors.com or … Continued

Holiday Decor Trends

Megan Mosier is the designer behind Megan Gensky Interiors. After working for Magnolia in Waco, Texas and winning awards while working for a local builder, she decided it was finally her time to start her own design company. She stays busy during the holiday months setting up clients’ homes and offices for the holiday season. Besides holiday decorating services, she…

The Pathway To Hope Gala

The Pathway To Hope Gala held their NIght of Hope, Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center. Friends from Johnson County and the whole Metro area came together to Ignite a Passion for Mental Health and raise funds for Pathway To Hope, who is closing the holes in … Continued

Botanical Brewfest 2018

October 13th was the fifth annual Botanical Brewfest at the beautiful Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. It was a fun filled evening with over 100 craft beers, delicious food, games, bands, and good times. The Botanical Brewfest is a fundraiser to support the Train Garden at the Arboretum.

Steps of Faith

For Billy Brimblecom music has been an essential piece of his existence. It has become a melody played on a continuous loop -- giving him comfort during personal storms, opening doors that seemed perilous, and providing him with an irreplaceable tool that has helped him to live out his wildest dreams.