The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

Healthy Dinner Party

January. It definitely has its unique vibe. Part of it feels like the month of repentance - ate too much, drank too much, spent too much. And part of it feels like the beginning of the new and improved you - resolutions, abstinence and a clean slate.

St. Joseph Medical Center

When St. Joseph Medical Center sold in 2015 to Prime Healthcare, it was not the easiest of times. Misconceptions abounded regarding its financial future and whether its Catholic heritage that existed for well over a century would be abandoned. Fast-forward three years, and St. Joseph Medical Center is not only winning awards for its world-class commitment to high-quality healthcare, it…

Evergreen

Somewhere along the way, I started to forget her. I don’t know exactly how or why, but as I look back on it now, she began slipping away a long time ago. If I close my eyes tightly and really focus, I can see her on her childhood bed, books and papers strewn out around her, bent forward and filling…

It’s a New Year

 Natalie Fieleke, Writer  As someone who struggles with insomnia, my goal for 2019 is to get more, better-quality sleep! When I'm well-rested, I'm more able to be a joyful mom to my two kids and to energetically pursue my goals as a writer and small-business owner.   Allison Swan, Writer

The Benefits of Herbal Tea

Herbal tea is an infusion or blend of leaves, fruits, bark, roots, or flowers of an edible plant. Drinking herbal tea allows you to reap all of the plant’s benefits in a form that is easy to digest.

Another Look at LASIK

If you’ve considered getting LASIK in the past but have talked yourself out of it because you think you’re not a candidate, or it’s too expensive, or too risky, or won’t give you long-term results, it’s time to open your eyes to the state-of-the-art technology provided at Grin Eye Care in Leawood.

Letter from the Publisher Bring on the New Year!

So here we are: 2019. In the spirit of new beginnings, I’m grateful to introduce myself as the new owner/publisher of Leawood Lifestyle! This past April I was chatting on the sideline of a soccer game when I learned the publication was looking for someone to take the reins. I had represented large corporations as … Continued

Save Homecoming

On November 10th SAVE, Inc.’s annual HomeComing event was held at Dan Meiners Studio in the Crossroads.  Proceeds from the event will benefit a housing development that will provide supportive housing for LGBT youth who have a medical diagnosis and are aging out of foster care.

Most Wanted Auction

Big Brothers Big Sisters held its annual "KC's Most Wanted" event on December 1st, honoring a class of passionate professionals.  The event was a high-energy party at The Midland with a lively emcee, great music, and amazing food and drink.  A record $735,478 was raised to help Big Brothers Big Sisters obtain life-changing friendships in the … Continued

Bringing the love of the sea home

 When these homeowners decided to build their new home, they knew they wanted it to be inviting, unique and coastal.

Stand Up for Synergy

Norm Macdonald headlined this stand-up comedy benefit, raising over $425,000 to help Synergy Services in its mission to overcome family violence in our community. His stand-out performance was complemented with a cocktail reception, dinner and auction.

Artisan Kombucha

Artisan Kombucha is Kansas City’s craft kombucha brewing company with a passion for healthy holistic living. Using organic and local ingredients for the highest quality kombucha, it is proudly brewed in small batches using organic loose-leaf teas, herbs, spices and real fruits and vegetables without any juices, concentrates or chemical additives. The result is a satisfying raw unfiltered beverage full…

Cold Winter Weather Blues

 Keep your skin hydrated with these DIY skin products  Audrey Kuether is a creative director, designer, DIYer, KCTV5 DIY contributor, photographer, interior stylist, and blogger. Her work has been featured on Houzz, Apartment Therapy, Better Homes and Gardens, Buzzfeed, Brit+Co, Marie Claire, Disney Baby, Zillow Blog, and more.   She lives in Leawood in a fixer upper home with her…